Okaaaaay . . . so it's that time of year again. Candy, candy and more candy.
How do we get through this holiday and not gain a pound??
Well . . . one idea would be . . . to "NOT" eat the candy.
But . . . as we all know . . . that's not gonna happen.
So let's take the next few days and figure out what candy . . . if any . . . is okay to have.
What's your favorite?? I'm taking a survey . . . so please leave me a comment!
Now . . . Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy each year for Halloween. And an incredible 90 million pounds of chocolate candy is sold during Halloween week, taking a strong lead compared to any other holiday.
And according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey . . . U.S. consumers spend $2.6 billion on Halloween candy, which is about $25 per person on average. And what about costumes?
Americans spend about $9 billion on costumes and decorations, averaging out to about $90 per person.
And how much of that candy do we eat????
The average American eats 3.4 pounds of candy for Halloween.
Oh man . . . I put on weight just researching this . . .
Okay . . . so let's go back to my question . . . what's your favorite???
Well . . . the most popular halloween candy would be . . . Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!!
According to a poll from Monmouth University, more than 36% of Americans say that is their favorite.
And what were the runner ups???
Snickers, Twix, KitKat and M&M's
Now . . . what are the most disliked candies for Halloween??
Well . . . #1 was candy corn and other runner ups were . . .
Bit-O-Honey, Good & Plenty, licorice, Smarties, Tootsie rolls, Necco wafers, wax Coke bottles, Peanut Butter Kisses and Circus Peanuts.
I'm not a candy person . . . so I didn't even know what half of these were . . . did you??
Okay . . . so guess what the #1 candy sale day is in the whole "year"??
You got it . . . October 28th. And of all the 365 days in the year . . . the top 5 candy selling days are all in October. That was amazing to me.
Okay . . . now that the trivia is done . . . How much devastation has this candy caused t0 our body?
Next question . . . how much sugar in that candy does a child or adult consume on Halloween?
The average child or adult will eat about 3 cups (that's 144 teaspoons) of sugar on Halloween. And that's about 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams (that's 6 teaspoons) suggested by the American Heart Association.
Do you see something wrong with this picture??
So let's think twice before we eat that candy bar . . . Please!
Tomorrow we explore what that candy and sugar is really doing to us.
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