Five Random Facts on Halloween Candy
Tomorrow is the biggest CANDY DAY of the year. So get ready to help your dentist finally buy that fourth boat. Here are five new random facts on Halloween and candy . . .
1. On Halloween, Americans eat about 4% of ALL the candy we eat during the entire year. In other words, one out of every 25 pieces of candy eaten in this country in 2013 will be eaten tomorrow.
2. Kids eat four times more candy than adults on Halloween.
3. Kids ages six to eight are most likely to eat candy on Halloween . . . about NINE out of 10 kids that age will have some candy tomorrow. Three-quarters of kids ages two to five will have some candy tomorrow, as will two-thirds of kids nine to 12.
4. The most popular chocolate candy in the U.S. is . . . Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The rest of the top 10 goes: M&Ms, Snickers, Hershey's, Kit Kat, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Hershey's Cookies 'n Crème, Milky Way, and Almond Joy.
5. There's only been one confirmed case of a child swallowing something dangerous in Halloween candy. In Minneapolis, in 2000, a 49-year-old man put needles in Snickers bars. A 14-year-old boy bit into one of the needles, but he was okay.