Candy Energetics: What Filling Up Your Tank on Halloween Looks Like
While the Northeast recovers from superstorm Sandy, how about a sweet diversion?
They’ll be crying out for “trick or treat” tomorrow night, but we all know that’s really just code for “hand over the candy.” And for many, the candy haul is quite substantial.
And while Halloween may be a candy bonanza, it’s by no means the only way we Americans indulge in a … ahem … healthy candy fix.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American consumes about 25 pounds of candy a year. Assuming that this number only applies to people over 10 and under 75, we’re talking about almost 250 million people and that extrapolates into a total candy consumption of almost 3 million metric tons