Sunday, October 27, 2019

What's Your Favorite?

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $2.6 billion on candy or more than $25 on average.Believe it or not, Skittles is the most popular candy for Halloween according to September 2019 data from candystore.com, Americans purchase an average of 3.3 million pounds of the chewy rainbow candies every Halloween. They’re also the most popular candy in the most populous state, California. Reese’s peanut butter cups came in a close second with 3 million pounds—and the love of the second-most populous state, Texas.
Check out the most popular candy by state https://map.candystore.com/halloween/2019/fullscreen.html'
Here in Minnesota
1st place Skittles
2nd Place Tootsie Pops
3rd Place Candy Corn

A link to 25 most popular Halloween candies -at least my favorite Almond Joys
got #23 on the list
https://www.thedailymeal.com/holidays/most-popular-halloween-candies-america-gallery
It seems to me Americans have a love/ hate relationship with candy corn. In 2012 it was the top selling Halloween candy but the general public seems to voice an opinion it's the worst. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or 9 billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.
Candy corn is one of the better-for-you candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful -- and it's fat free.
What's Your Favorite? 
Check back tomorrow for some delicious recipes that use left over Halloween candy. 

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