Halloween is the top holiday for candy consumption in the United States. It murders Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day. This year, Americans will hand out a monstrous $2.3 Billion dollars worth of sweets to a potential 41 million trick or treaters across the country. This popular holiday is keeping dental graduates in high demand! Here are a few notable statistics about trick or treating:
Halloween spending statistics:
From the National Retail Federation
1) 71.5% of adults plan to celebrate Halloween this year, the highest percentage in the NRF’s 10-year survey history
2) Adults expect to shell out much more for Halloween this year, $8 Billion nationwide or an average of $79.82 per household. This is more than double the $3.29 Billion Americans spend back in 2005.
3) The $8 Billion will be spent on costumes ($2.87 billion), decorations ($2.36 billion), candy ($2.33 billion) and greeting cards ($0.59 billon).
From the National Confectioners Association
1) Kids say they prefer homes that give: anything made with chocolate (68%) followed by lollipops (9%), gummy candy (7%) and gum (7%). This leaves 9% for all other candy types.
2) About 26% of households will include full-size candy (chocolate and non-chocolate) in their Halloween activities
3) More than 93% of children go trick-or-treating each year
4) 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies form their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags. The other 10% aren’t fooling anyone!
Last year, AZcentral.com received more than 470,000 votes in it’s annual Candy Smackdown. Users voted their favorite candies in a tough competition. Nestle Crunch, Butterfinger and KitKat were the Runners up in the final four of the bracket. You can check out the final results of the face off here.