by Marion Nestle
Oct 31 2013

Happy food politics Halloween

Thanks to Food and Water Watch for this tidbit.

How much candy do Americans buy—and presumably eat—for Halloween?

According to, Halloween is the largest seasonal period for confectionery in the United States generating candy sales of nearly $2.4 billion just in the last two weeks of October.

Enjoy the holiday.


[…] a firecracker!) and many delicious treats.  How much candy do we Americans consume at Halloween? According to Marion Nestle’s Food Politics blog, Halloween candy generates a whopping $2.4 billion in […]

  • JW Ogden
  • November 1, 2013
  • 10:27 am

99.4% of Snack sized chocolates, why would anybody care about that?

  • Erika
  • November 4, 2013
  • 12:18 pm

This Post is just silly, of course there is still lots of choices between those 3 manufacturors.

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