100-word rant: Peppermint should be banned from Halloween

October 3, 2021 — by Benjamin Li

Imagine reaching into your plastic pumpkin bucket on the night of Halloween, hoping that your trick-or-treating adventures will result in a tasty piece of candy. But instead, you stare in dismay at a peppermint laying in your hand.

Peppermint isn’t sweet, nor is it the best breath freshener. It stings your throat and turns your esophagus into a freezing wasteland. It’s clear that peppermint should be discontinued, yet these little red and white pieces of fake candy are all boomers seem to pass out. 

Do us all a favor: Get rid of peppermint.

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