Saturday, October 27, 2018

Halloween and Candy by Margaret Daley

Halloween is just around the corner. I'm prepared though for October 31st. I've gotten my candy and now the hard challenge of not dipping into the candy bowl before Halloween has started. The Snicker bars are calling me. As you can see, Snicker Bars is my favorite candy. What is your favorite candy?

Facts about Halloween from Reader's Digest:
1. Reese Peanut Better Cups is the most popular Halloween candy.
2. An average of over 2 billion dollars is spent on Halloween candy each year.
3. Halloween isn't the most popular holiday for candy. Easter is #1.
4. Candy with chocolate is America's favorite.
5. American children eats between 3500-7000 calories at Halloween.
6. Leftover chocolate can be frozen for use later.
7. Too much sugar (fructose) in candy can mess with your mind.
8. Nearly half the population of the U.S. participate in Halloween.
9. Candy Corn used to be called Chicken Feed by the company making it.

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  1. Great post, Margaret. That's a lot of candy.

    1. I couldn't believe how much candy was sold in the US for Halloween and Easter is even more!

  2. Margaret,
    Every year, I buy candy ahead of time, and then my husband (and I!) eat it. This year, I've waited until the last minute and hope there's a good candy selection left in the stores.

    1. I know I have Snickers in my house and it will take a lot of will power not to eat any. I probably won't make it to Halloween.

  3. Margaret, thank you for sharing those candy facts. Scarier than Halloween is the number of candy calories some children are consuming--yikes! I don't have trick or treaters anymore, since I live in an apartment. I used to have the same problem with disappearing candy though. I finally got smart and bought the kinds my husband and I didn't like much.

  4. Funny that Reese Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular. I hate them. So I always buy them to keep from eating the candy before Halloween.