After reading this news report, those baked goods suddenly don't sound as yummy ...
Guest Blogger Julie Wolfson: In the world we live in today, is buying home-baked treats dangerous?
Bake sales sell yummy sweets to raise money for good causes. Schools, churches, and charity organizations ask people to bake cookies, cakes, and more, then set up a temporary bake shop. Kids love selling things, which makes it a fun activity and a great lesson about commitment and follow-through. A great bake sale is full of home-baked treats. Normally, this is a wholesome and safe activity, right?
Yesterday, LAist reported that preschool teachers got sick after buying brownies from a street vendor who said she was raising money for a church. They cost $1.50 each, and were wrapped individually in plastic. It turns out the brownies were laced with marijuana.
Two teachers -- one of whom was breastfeeding -- went to the hospital for treatment. All recovered within three to 10 hours.
With bake sale foods, we are trusting people to make things that are safe to eat. Now I'd think twice before buying bake sale brownies, no matter how yummy they look. The last things these preschool teachers expected was to get high off their bake sale brownies!
Does this make you wary of bake sales ... or do you think it's just an isolated incident that's no real cause for concern? Comment below.