72% of parents plan to steal Halloween candy, poll finds


(WSPA) – If you plan on sneaking a “few” pieces from the Halloween candy stash, you’re not alone.

The National Confectioners Association polled around 1,400 people and found that 72% of parents plan to “sample” their kids’ Halloween candy. The survey also said:

1.  77% of of people buy candy for trick-or-treaters, and 85% of them go with snack-size, name-brand candy.

2.  68% of those surveyed say chocolate is the best.  Candy corn came in second with 10% of the vote, followed by chewy or gummy candy with 7%. 

3.  85% of parents will take steps to control their kids’ candy intake.  37% of those people will set a candy limit for their kids each day.  Another 26% say they’ll act as the gatekeeper, so their kids won’t even have direct access to their candy stash.

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