Frightful Halloween FactsSubmitted by The Baran James Company, Inc. on October 30th, 2021
Spooktacular Halloween trivia.
With temperatures falling and the nights growing longer, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts across America are preparing for our second-largest commercial holiday: Halloween. With this frightful day fast approaching, here are some fun facts and stats that are sure to please even the most realistically costumed trivia trolls.
Candy consumers. During an 8 week period prior to this Halloween, consumers spent $4.6 billion on candy, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA).1
For the birds. The Wunderlee Candy Company, began mass-producing Candy Corn in the early 1900s, but it was originally called Chicken Feed due to its characteristic white, orange, and yellow stripes which are supposed to resemble a corn kernel.2
Don’t forget the costumes. Last year, Americans spent over $8 billion, or a rough average of $92 per person, on costumes, decorations, and candy combined.1
Tootsie Rolls & the Armed Forces. Tootsie Rolls were included in soldiers' field rations during World War II. In addition to being a sweet treat, they were sometimes used to patch small holes in vehicles and equipment in a pinch.2
Regardless of how you’ll be spending the holiday, or how much candy you may be enjoying, we hope you have a safe and fun All Hallows’ Eve. Feel free to share these fun facts with your friends and family too. Who knows, you might just give them “pumpkin” to talk about!
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1. Rd.com, October 4, 2021
2. Goodhousekeeping.com, October 22, 2021