10.31.2013

All Hallows Eve




Today is a good day, after all, my costume entails my two favorite colors, pink and sparkle {but more on that later} and we get to consume ridiculous amounts of sugar. 

In honor and celebration of that ridiculous amount of sugar, I thought  would share a little treat with you! You have heard of scratch and sniff, right? Well! Here is a lick and taste!

Go ahead and give it a try and tell me what flavor you think it is!


If you were to guess grape, sour apple and mango ... you'd be crazy! Because that meant you actually licked your computer screen!

Since I can't actually share candy with you, how about some fun candy facts before you or your little ones stock up tonight?

Fact.

+ Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween every year.

+ Reeses Peanut Buttercups are currently the most popular candy in the US .

+ However, the same cannot be said in Australia and New Zealand; Aussies and Kiwis think peanut butter is gross, especially with chocolate.

+ If you swallow gum it does not stay in your stomach for years. It passes normally.

+ Cotton candy, which is notoriously known to be bad for your teeth, was co-invented by a dentist! 

+ 3 Musketeers was named that because it used to come with three divided pieces. They were vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Rising costs during the war resulted in only the most popular nougat {chocolate} being produced, which hasn't changed since. 

+ Milk duds are actually just that, duds. The manufacturer wanted perfectly round balls and the ones that weren't were called duds.  

+ The candy forest scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory were actually edible.

+ Snickers is the all-time favorite candy bar in the world! And, the candy bar was named after Frank Mars {as in Mars candy bars} favorite horse.

+ The average German eats twice as much chocolate as the average American annually. Folks, we need to catch up!! ;)

+ The state of Colorado Googled searched for organic candy the most. Oregon searched most for gluten-free candy and Kentucky the most for sugar-free. Note to self, never Trick or Treat in any of those states!

+ The average American family spends $44 dollars annually on Halloween candy.

+ And last but not least, it takes 364 licks to get to the center of a Toostie Pop!

And before I bid my final adieu, I have brought back this old gem from Halloween past. Take a look, I promise you won't be disappointed. :)

Happy Halloween!

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