Don’t Get Tricked On Halloween

Monday, October 26, 2009 12:54
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Here are some trick-or-treat tidbits from the National Confectioners Association:Halloween

  • Four-in-ten (41%) adults admit that they sneak sweets from their own candy bowl.
  • On
    Halloween night, the majority (52%) of those providing treats to
    costumed kiddies will be passing out chocolate, while three?in?ten will
    drop hard candy or lollipops into the sacks.
  • 62% of adults will be handing out candy because "it's a personal favorite" or it's a household tradition (55%)
  • About 26% of households will include full-size candy (chocolate and non-chocolate) in their Halloween activities.
  • 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids' Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
  • Parents
    favorite treats to sneak from their kids’ trick-or-treat bags are
    snack-size chocolate bars (70 percent sneak these), candy-coated
    chocolate pieces (40 percent), caramels (37 percent) and gum (26
  • Parents least favorite goodie to take from their kids’ trick-or-treat bags is licorice (18 percent).

Instead of getting tricked with candy and chocolate in the house, and to give the children a break from all the sugar they will be consuming on Halloween, why don't you give out non-food items such as:

  • Halloween-themed stickers, pens or pencils
  • Colored pencils/pens/markers/crayons
  • Party favors for girls such as hair clips, hair bands, scrunchies, plastic jewelry
  • Party favors for boys such as engine whistles, key chains, pens, and stickers
  • Action figures
  • Glow in the dark stickers or toys
  • Spin tops

You can find any of these items, or other party favors, at a 99 Cent Store, Target, or Wal Mart.

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