It was Halloween urban legend come to life for one Santa Clara woman who opened a sealed bag of Jolly Rancher-brand Crunch 'N Chew candies she purchased at a Safeway to find a terrible surprise inside: A rusty, three-inch "shank-like" blade.
"I was all excited to try them out. Opened it up, ate two pieces first, went back in for my third piece and pulled this right out of the bag and was just in disbelief," Amy Hu told ABC7 News.
The mother of two quickly contacted the Santa Clara police as well as Hershey, which manufactures Jolly Rancher. She says the company offered her three bags of candy to make up for the one that had a blade inside of it.
"I was like, 'I don't want anything. I just want to know this isn't going to happen again. I just want to know that kids are going to be safe,'" she said.
Hershey released a statement to the news station saying they apologized to the customer and, despite the fact that "there was no injury," still "take this situation seriously." The statement continues: "We believe this is an isolated case and accidental in nature. We will be taking the needed actions to prevent this happening in the future."