Friday, October 30, 2009

Candy, candy, candy

Tomorrow--Halloween--is the candy day of all candy days. So, under the category of "more information than you ever probably wanted to know about candy," here are a few facts to celebrate this haunted day which feature more treats than tricks.

- San Antonio, Austin and Charlotte lead U.S. Halloween spending--about $53 per household. Cincinnati spends the least--just $35 per household.
- On average, Americans spend $20.39 per person on Halloween candy.
- 93% of kids go trick-or-treating.
- Halloween is responsible for three-quarters of candy corn's annual sales. (Seriously, when else does anyone buy candy corn!?)
- October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Why not October 31--the day when candy corn is handed out?
- There are 22 M&M colors. And, those colors make up the franchise of the most popular chocolate candies in the U.S.--almost $425 million annually.
- Fun Size Snickers are the most popular Halloween candy. Only 26% of homes give out full-size candy bars.

And, in case you're wondering, I did not discover any data on how much candy is actually purchased and not handed out--kept for families to consume on their own.

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