Want to be the popular house on the block with kids this Halloween? Give them chocolate. It doesn’t matter what kind of candy, as long as it’s chocolate. Almost three quarters or 68 percent kids say they prefer homes that give “anything made of chocolate,” according to research compiled by PersonalizationMall.com.
Last Halloween, Americans consumed an average of almost 25 pounds of candy! That’s a lot of chocolate being consumed given that an etimated 41 million little ghosts and goblins (ages 5 to 14) will be trick-or-treating on Halloween if last year is any indication, not to mention that snack-size chocolate bars are parents’ favorite candy to sneak from their kids’ Halloween haul! A majority of parents—90 percent—admit to taking candy from their kids’ goody bags. And less than half (41 percent) admit to dipping into their own stash while awaiting kids to ring the doorbell.
If on the other hand, you’re more concerned about your waistline, you may want to stock up on licorice. Since it’s the least favorite candy among parents who sneak from their kids’ goody bags, it stands to reason that you won’t snack on the black sticky stuff while awaiting a pint-size superhero. But, don’t be surprised if your house gets egged!