It’s Halloween season — that festive time of year when it’s OK to collect pounds of unhealthy goodies and spend days — if not weeks — consuming them. But just how much are Americans eating and spending on Halloween each year? We’ve rounded up a few stats about this beloved, candy-crazed celebration. Warning: You’re sure to be spooked!
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3,500 to 7,000
Calories worth of candy an average child collects on Halloween night.
Pounds of candy corn made for the 2012 Halloween season.
Pounds of chocolate Americans buy during the week of Halloween.
Potential trick or treaters between the ages of five and 14 in the United States.
Pieces of candy a standard pillowcase can hold.
Grams of sugar in a king size Snickers bar. (One bag of Skittles has 47 grams of sugar!)
The amount of money Americans are expected to spend on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy this year.
Percent of children ages 6 to 11 who’ve had tooth decay in their permanent teeth.
Decayed or missing teeth surfaces the average adult (age 20-64) has.
Pounds that the world’s heaviest pumpkin weighs, grown in the United Kingdom this fall.
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes that have been sold since the drink was introduced in 2009.
Minutes of walking (or trick or treating!) it would take to burn off a tall Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has 380 calories. (Our Healthier Pumpkin Spice Latte, coming in at 85 calories, would only take 30 minutes to walk off!)