Halloween might look different this year, but there's one thing we're not willing to sacrifice because of the pandemic: Eating our body weight in fun-size candy.

But make no mistake: People are not buying all that candy to give it to kids.

Only about half of people this year say they plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Last year it was around two-thirds.

62% of people bought Halloween candy just to eat it themselves this year, up from 56% last year.

It’s a weird year for Halloween and trick-or-treating. Different areas are in different states of covid-19 cases either expanding or contracting.

The folks at CandyStore.com recommend you monitor your local situation and follow health guidelines if you plan to trick-or-treat. And wear an effective mask, not just a costume mask, please.

According to the National Retail Federation, trick-or-treaters are expected to be down 20% this year. That said, only 11% fewer people plan to hand out candy. I’m no math expert, but 11 is less than 20. So, there might be more candy per house to capture! Right?

Halloween candy sales are expected to reach $2.4 Billion, only down slightly from $2.6B last year. No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of candy!The Most Popular Jelly Bean Flavors by CandyStore.com

 

 

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