When I was a young girl I used to love going “Trick or Treating” in my “not scary” Halloween costume (I usually dressed as an angel) and used to fill up a pillow to the brim with all the treats I could manage from my generous neighbors. After coming home I would take out all my “loot” and spread it on my bed and decide which were going to be the first treats I would consume. At this point my mother (a wise health-conscious nurse) would tell me that I was only allowed 2 candies every day until the “loot” had been consumed. Every year this would frustrate me, especially when I arrived at school the next day to see my fellow classmates lunches filled to the brim with candy! Looking back now, knowing what I know about sugar, I thank my mother for being a tough candy marshal! (Thanks Mum!)
Halloween is coming up in just 2 days. Here are the latest facts about how much candy is consumed in North America. Scary!
Did you know that Americans purchase 600 MILLION pounds of candy for Halloween? Canadians purchase about 200 MILLION pounds.
That’s more than 8 Titanics!
How much money do you think we spend on candy for trick-or-treaters?
How many calories are your kids going to gather in their plastic pumpkin?
Check out this infographic for the answers and more startling facts about candy consumption.