In a story sure to please the Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama food Nazi's, comes the (SHOCK! HORROR!) revelation that kids, and yes, even adults, consume more candy on Halloween. Oh, the humanity!
Newsflash for the media. It's HALLOWEEN! What's spooky is that anyone would be unaware that people consume more candy on Halloween than on other days of the year.
Prediction: People will eat too much at Thanksgiving dinner and over the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons.
Before you go giving out some so-called healthy treats, watch the video below where children are given "delicious", healthy alternatives to candy, and other sweet treats. Their reactions are funny and predictable.
Do the kids a favor, hand out candy. And not those little tiny "fun-size" bars. They're not fun, they're annoying. A full-size Snicker's or Payday for me please! You didn't think I'd let my kids have all the fun did ya?
Remember: Nothing is more horrifying than Halloween without Candy
Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY 3:36 p.m. EDT October 29, 2013
Almost all children in this country and half of adults will eat candy on Halloween.
- About 4% of all candy consumption in the USA occurs on Halloween
- Most children will have candy that day; half of adults will
- Clean the house of all the leftover candy a few weeks after Halloween, expert says
The amount of candy consumed on Halloween may seem downright spooky, especially if you're a dentist, nutritionist or health-conscious parent.
About 4% of all candy consumed in this country occurs on that one day, says Harry Balzer, the chief industry analyst for the NPD Group, which does market research on eating trends.
Almost every child in the USA will have candy on Halloween, and about half of the adults will eat some, he says. That compares to 24% of all adults and kids who have candy on a typical day, he says.
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