Halloween is all about the kids, so that's why you buy candy that the kids will like, right? Wrong. Chances are that you buy candy that you like.
A poll shows that 83 percent of parents say they buy their favorite candy because they want to enjoy the leftovers after all the trick-or-treaters are gone. And actually, most parents can't even wait until the trick-or-treaters are gone and admit to dipping into the candy bowl before their first visitors even arrive.
- 12% of parents allow their kids to eat all of their Halloween candy – whenever they want.
- More parents are worried about the health effects of candy (63%), than they are with poisoned or tampered treats (37%).
- Almost 10% of parents admit that they turn off the lights and pretend they’re not home.
- 28% of parents spend more than $100 on Halloween. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel