Many may think that Americans have become health savvy as they have cut down on the consumption of soda. However, as per the various market surveys this Halloween season, they have taken to Halloween candies and are bingeing on it. As per the report of National Confectioners Association, last week the sales of Halloween candy have resulted in the 8 percent of the total annual confectionery sales.
Booming Halloween Candy Sales
This Halloween week 300.000 tons of candy have been sold. Halloween candies were bought either for the home use or for handing it out. Confectionery giants such as Mars, Hershey and Nestle, manufacture the seasonal candies and similar products that are a highly tempting and irresistible.
That is there has been an increase in Halloween candy by 5.5 percent. IHS Global Insights reports that this year people are spending on Halloween candy because wages have gone up and the gasoline prices have come down compared to the previous year.
Popular Halloween Candy
As per the report presented by a popular product review site, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfinger bars, KitKats rank among the top consumer choices. While sugary colored fondant candy corn that’s shaped to like kernels is the most sought after Halloween candy in five of the American states.
Meanwhile, another popular digital media company has ranked KitKat as a number one Halloween candy with Skittles, Twix, Milky Way and Starburst closing following behind. While Raisinets, Almond Joy, Twizzlers, Mike and Ike are some of the candies that have lost the Halloween candy race.
What American Dental Association Tells
American Dental Association advises the parents to have a plan to control the consumption of candy this Halloween season. The Association further recommends that those who have a couple of candies with their meals or shortly after the meals should stay away from sugary beverages and other sweets. Also, to fix an appointment with their dentist as early as possible so any dental problems can be easily treated at the onset.
According to survey conducted by The National Confectioners’ Association, 90 percent of the parents have instilled in their children the amount of candies and sweets they may consume in a day.