Chocolate makes up about three-quarters of a trick-or-treater’s loot, according to the National Confectioners Association.
According to Real Simple, candy corn has been made with the same recipe by the Jelly Belly Candy Company since around 1900. The recipe includes sugar, corn syrup, and marshmallows.
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The National Retail Federation estimated consumers in 2010 spent $66.28 per person on Halloween costumes, cards, and candy.
The Washington Post reports 90 percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ trick-or-treat bags.
Illinois is the leading pumpkin-producing state with an estimated 427 million pounds of the vined orange gourd stated the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.
California leads the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments, with 135, followed by Pennsylvania, with 111. (U.S. Census Bureau)