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Halloween Candy: the Real Trick or Treat

Monday, October 26th, 2015

It comes over year, on the same day, the 31st of October. Whether you like it or not, Halloween is a big holiday. From candy at your desk, to pumpkin spice everything to candy in the house. It’s not a good time of year if you are trying to stay away from the “good stuff”.

We’d like to share a few facts about candy that we came across, as well as a few solution for those cravings:

A whopping 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold during Halloween week, taking a strong lead compared to other holidays. Almost 65 million pounds is sold during the week leading up to Easter and only 48 million pounds during Valentine’s week.

The top selling candy: Candy Corn. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of it a year, though it is unlikely that every last one of those millions of candies was actually consumed.

The average American household spends $44 a year on Halloween candy. Now, that’s a lot of candy.

Now here are a few tips to help you out:

If you have the craving for candy, give in a little. Remember, everything in moderation. Set aside 3 small pieces of your favorite candy.

Ditch giving out candy at the house and go trick or treating with your kids or family. This will allow you to get in some good walking/exercise for the night.

Have to go to a Halloween party? As the host if you can bring some healthy snacks, that way you are guaranteed to have something healthy to eat.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween from the Chicago Family Fit Team!