MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is warning parents of trick-or-treaters to be on the lookout for gummy bears and similar types of Halloween candy that are not in their factory wrapping.
Capt. Hal Taylor of ABC Board's Enforcement Division said videos on YouTube show the candy soaking up vodka quickly, and there have been problems with kids getting it in some states.
He said the gummy bears mask the taste of the vodka, and kids don't realize they are ingesting alcohol until it's too late.
Taylor also cautioned parents to be suspicious of gummy bears if the factory wrapping appears to have been tampered with.
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