Some residents are duped into believing Food Allergy Canada's solution is feasible:
These people have forgotten how trick or treating for children works. How could one go trick or treating to all those houses and ignore the candy that every other kid is eating? For hours on end of walking the streets, they get to a teal pumpkin house and receive "Non-Food Items". Every other kid fills up on candy while the poor children with allergies get nothing to eat.
The teal pumpkin project doesn't actually have anything to do with varieties of pumpkin and squash that are teal, greenish, or blue. Residents are instead painting pumpkins with blue paint and display them as a strange kind of medal of honor.
Why not encourage more children and families to support the Teal pumpkin project - by changing it to help kids eat healthy?
Think about it this way: Each time you throw out a pumpkin used as a Jack O Lantern, you're throwing out a pan of brownies.
Delicious, moist, dense and cakey, chocolatey brownies. And these kind are so good they don't need added sugar, they have natural sweetness. Do you really want to throw out that pumpkin now?