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This has to be the most evil prank you can play on trick or treaters this year

“Here’s a little something I made earlier…”

PEOPLE EVERYWHERE ARE preparing for the arrival of trick or treaters on Monday evening.

Most people will go down the conventional route of buying a few party bags in Lidl, but one man has come up with an especially devious plan for pranking children this year.

Dipping Brussels sprouts in chocolate.

Tweet by @Mark Sparrow Source: Mark Sparrow/Twitter

Mark Sparrow tweeted the photo a few days ago and it has since garnered thousands of retweets and horrified reactions.

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The reaction has been so vitriolic that Sparrow had to confirm that he was only joking.

So where did the idea come from? A few years ago, a British chocolatier started selling chocolate-coated Brussels sprouts for 25p each and they started selling like hot cakes.

I go into schools in the area to tell children where chocolate comes from. A lot seem to think it just appears in supermarkets and don’t realise it comes from the cocoa bean. On one visit I let the youngsters have a go at making chocolates, we tried using sprouts and they seemed to go down quite well with the kids.

We’ll stick to the supermarket chocolate, thanks.

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Amy O'Connor

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