Rancho Cucamonga "Next Door" Post About Halloween Candy Goes Viral

While most people seem to interpret the post as a joke, others have found it incredibly offensive. 

October 7, 2019

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A "PSA" on the "Next Door" app has put the community of Rancho Cucamonga on notice about distributing inferior Halloween candy, and gone viral, thanks to a screenshot on the "Best of Next Door" twitter account.

While most people seem to interpret the Next Door post ( which implores the community to hand out full-sized candy, or to at least hand out 4-6 fun sized candy bars per Trick-or-Treater, and to avoid distributing Dum Dums, Smarties, Jolly Ranchers, and pennies) as a joke, others have found it incredibly offensive, while yet others speculate that the whole thing is a conspiracy set up by some brilliant kids. 

Today Food claims that a facebook account from a Tanya Wilkerson who purports to live in Rancho included a similar post the day before it was added to Next Door, which included the disclaimer, "This is a joke, stolen from another city's page, changed to Rancho Cucamonga with some added flare ... Hope you laughed. And if you started to get p*****, well good! It got me too! LOL!!"