Did y’all know that 157 million people participate in Halloween, and more than 141 million buy candy? That’s almost 45 percent of the entire U.S. population filling plastic pumpkins and pillowcases with sugary goodness. Can you say Yummm!!!

Can you guess which is the most popular of all?
Reese’s peanut butter cups. My fave!

Sales neared $510 million in 2013. It’s also the most popular candy in California and Texas. M&M’s came in a close second with over $500 million in sales in 2013.

We candy lovers spend $2.1 billion on Halloween candy every year. Gullty as charged here.

More than half of the money we Americans spend on Halloween candy is used to buy….drum roll! : Chocolate !
And for all you Chocolate addicts ahem..like moi….chocolate can stay good for six to eight months past its expiration date. Who knew?
Just freeze it and you can have leftover Halloween candy all year long. Just make sure it’s tightly sealed. and wala!

We manage to gobble down between 3,500 and 7,000 calories…Yikes. But who’s counting when you can have this?

Forget your troubles and this morally inverted world we live in my friends and have a Spooktacular holiday!!!

7 Responses to “Halloween!!

  1. Woodsterman says:

    YUMMM!!! I can say it. We in this house don’t buy the candy until Halloween day. That way we don’t eat it all before Halloween … YUMMM!!!

  2. KaRlMMMMMMMMMM says:

    Of course everyone buys candy..

    they are all in line ahead of me!!!!!!

    Give me a FEW bags of Candy Corn and MAYBE i can forget who’s in the

    White House now…..

  3. Comedy Plus says:

    We don’t spend anything on Halloween. We don’t participate in Halloween. We don’t decorate. We hide on our boat and enjoy the quiet. I’m not a fan of Halloween. I do like Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups though. I also love chocolate. I like ice cream better than candy though.

    You make food look so very good. So very good.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

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  5. -FJ says:

    I miss the days when we used to get “home-made” treats like candy apples and popcorn balls in our Trick or Treat baskets. Some idiots spoiled things for everyone. :(

  6. C-CS says:

    YMMMM- X O

  7. Always On Watch says:

    No longer do many trick-or-treaters come to our door. Everybody in the DC Metro Area is paranoid about one of the most enjoyable times of the year.

    I do recall back in the day when I went vagabonding (old-fashioned term for trick-or-treating). Homemade treats of all sorts! I miss those days.