I went to the Dollar Tree two days before Valentine's Day and purchased four bags of chocolate candies--Snickers, KitKats, Milky Ways, and Resee's Peanut Butter Cups. They were the mini size candies.
#3 was given the candies and asked to trade Sweetie for the candy he got at school. I made Sweetie promise that he wouldn't eat any candy until he got home, but knowing how hard it is for a kid to see his entire class eating candy and not do it himself, I bent my rule just a bit and told him not to eat any unless it was chocolate. He agreed.
I wasn't sure what I'd find when we got home from delivering flowers, but all seemed to be fairly peaceful. Again, today, peace.
WOAH! It worked! Sweetie didn't eat any red dye candy. I'm so very proud of him!