For years now parents have been taught to check their children's halloween candy for pin holes, tears or other signs that the candy may have been tampered with. But most parents fail to look at the obvious sign of poisoning, the ingredients on the package. After digging through my own children's bags looking for something to cure my sweet tooth, I began reading the labels. Interesting chemicals I found in most of our favorite treats. 

Starbust GummiBusts: FOOD STARCH-MODIFIED- starch derivatives, are prepared by physically, enzymatically, or chemically treating native starch, thereby changing the properties of the starch.

Almondjoy: SULFUR DIOXIDE -  is the chemical compound with the formula SO2. It is produced by volcanoes and in various industrial processes. In the United States, the Center for Science in the Public Interest lists the food preservative as being safe for human consumption except for certain individuals who may be sensitive to it, especially in large amounts. OTHER CANDIES CONTAINING SULFUR DIOXID: Jollyrancher...

Its important to note that many jelly candies contain "Titanium Dioxide" yes as in the metal titanium. It has been known to cause respiratory cancer when inhaled, who knows what it does if ingested, I would rather not find out. 

One particular brand of candy's name was pretty ironic, Toxic Waste is a brand that produces "Sour Candy Spray". While looking into the ingredients I found it was just that, toxic waste. The following chemicals were found in the candy: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame & the infamous Acesulfame K.

Yellow 5 is another ingredient parents should avoid, but is the most widely used additive in candy and sweets. It is known to cause allergy-like hypersensitivity reactions, primarily in aspirin-sensitive persons, and triggers hyperactivity in some children. It may be contaminated with such cancer-causing substances as benzidine and 4-aminobiphenyl (or chemicals that the body converts to those substances).

There are many other poisonous chemicals found in candy, I suggest you look beyond the typical "razor blade in the apple".