Let’s face it. For some folks, Halloween is all about the candy. Yes, there are a lot of fun rituals and traditions that go along with the acquisition in of the sweet stuff. The truth is, however, the quest for Halloween candy has become one of the central focuses of this beloved holiday. Here are some fun and somewhat astounding facts about your trick or treat candy!
• Americans purchase over 600 million pounds of Halloween candy annually, with over 90 million pounds of this candy being made of delicious chocolate. Halloween candy purchases surpass all other holidays when it comes to candy bought in conjunction with a specific holiday, including Christmas, Easter and Valentines Day.
• The average U.S. household will spend an average of about 45 dollars on Halloween candy that will be passed out to the trick-or-treaters that come to their door.
• We know everyone loves chocolate and surveys show that the most favorite varieties of Halloween candy involve this luscious brown decadence. Chocolate preferences aside, did you know that the biggest seller of Halloween candy in actual sales is candy corn? After candy corn, the top spots in Halloween popularity go to Snickers, Reese’s, Kit Kat and M&M’s.
• The least favorite Halloween candies are Smarties, Bubble Gum and Strawberry hard candies. (You still have time to rethink your choice if this is what you have in your candy bowl!)
• Most people buy the snack-sized or fun-sized varieties of candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters. If you want to become extremely popular (and fast) on Halloween night, pass out full-size candy selections. It’s truly a Halloween phenomenon how rapidly the word travels about the epic house that passes out the big stuff.
• Two out of three kids surveyed claimed that Halloween was their favorite holiday celebrated each year, and this was because of trick-or-treating. Dressing up in a costume was the next reason Halloween was popular with youngsters.
• A whopping 90% of parents admit to eating some of their children’s trick -or-treat candy. We’re not telling if you’re not telling!
• October 28th is the biggest day of the year when it comes to candy sales. These purchases are of course, attributed to folks buying candy in preparation for Halloween.
• Although it varies from neighborhood to neighborhood, most folks feel that you can be too old for trick or treating. In other words, if you are still actively trick or treating and collecting candy with your kids, you might want to rethink this. Just sneak a few items from your kid’s candy loot when they aren’t looking instead.Happy Halloween from your friends at Halloween Express!