Somehow my list is nowhere near 72% chocolate but halloween is one of those days where you get things you do not ask for and you say thank you anyway! And to liven it up, a few more facts from the National Confectioners Association’s 2013 survey:
* 81 percent of parents confess to taking candy from their child’s Halloween haul
* 74 percent of households plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, and 80 percent of households with children will do so
* 72 percent of households will hand out two or three pieces of candy per trick-or-treater
* 72 percent of Americans say chocolate is their favorite Halloween treat
My favorite fact from this list though is that more than 6 in 10 shoppers choose their own favorite when selecting Halloween candy. Um, yes? That way when you have left overs they are all yours. This promoted me to look up the most popular Halloween candies and I have to say, I disagreed with the list. Take a look at the most popular candies and then my top 10:
(2) Reeses PB Cups
(3) Kit Kats
(5) Sour Patch Kids
(8) Sour Skittles
(9) York Peppermint Patties
(10) Tootsie Pops
Obviously Twizzlers top my list but it is surprising that there is not much chocolate on here. I am much bigger fan of small quantities of semi-bitter dark chocolate that mass produced overly milk chocolate. One candy I absolutely HATE? Good and Plenty. Take them, get them out of my pile now, or better yet? Trade me for something I DO like! Oh, and almond joys, I am not a fan of those either.
Besides talk of candy Halloween is in five days – I am super excited to dress up. Tonight I plan on being Snow White for a Halloween themed boat cruise and next Friday I am going to be Little Red Riding Hood at a friends costume party – yay for dressing up as an adult. And I did not want to do a whole post devoted to it but how cute are these DIY kids Halloween costumes?