People around the country are becoming more conscientious about the candy they give out on Halloween. Movements like the Teal Pumpkin Project aim to raise food allergy awareness by encouraging households to offer non-food options to trick-or-treaters.
But that’s not why city officials in High Point, North Carolina, “banned” its citizens from handing out peanut butter kisses this year. No, they banned the orange and black-wrapped candy because it’s the worst.
Halloween night (or whichever night they trick-or-treat) is a BIG deal for kids. It's kind of the most important event of the year. There's a lot that goes into it, too: Costumes, routes, and a million other details have to be planned in advance. We get it—if it's a lot for your kids, it's even more for you. Don't let dinner add to the chaos. These easy, healthy, kid-friendly meals will leave you and your kids more than enough time to focus on what's really important: the candy.
What I’m about to tell you will likely come as a surprise. You should sit down for this:
Candy corn pairs shockingly well with almost every variety of wine.
Yeah, I know. Candy corn tastes like glue and old icing. It’s gross, makes your teeth hurt, and happens to be the worst part of an otherwise perfect holiday. But hear me out—there’s actual science behind this.
When it comes to the candy-heavy Halloween season, perhaps no sugary creation represents the holiday better than a certain tri-colored triangular candy that everyone either loves or loves to hate. And while candy corn is definitely one of the most controversial candies around, there’s no denying that Halloween isn’t complete without these kernel-shaped sweets.
Americans are expected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this Halloween. What’s arguably more surprising than the amount of money we spend on candy, are the types of candy we’re spending it on. For instance, I never would’ve guessed Lemon Heads would top any list, besides maybe “World’s Greatest Disappointments.” But here’s Louisiana to prove me wrong.
Hot Tamales and salt water taffy also performed much better than I ever would’ve expected, but maybe that’s because I live in a candy corn state.