Holidays

Fun Halloween Trivia

by Caroline Hallemann


Fun Halloween Trivia

11 totally awesome Halloween facts for trick-or-treaters of any age!

 

 

The tradition of carving jack-o’-lanterns originated in Ireland, but they used turnips and beets instead of pumpkins!

 

 

There are 25 colors of M&M’s, the most popular candy sold in the U.S.

 

 

If you see a spider on Halloween night, it is thought to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

 

 

Last year, shoppers bought a whopping 90 million pounds of candy during Halloween week.

 

 

It takes an average of 252 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

 

 

Fess up, ‘rents. Nearly 90% of you sneak a Snickers from your kid’s Halloween candy haul.

 

 

San Francisco is the number 1 U.S. city for trick-or-treating.

 

 

According to the National Confectioner’s Association, more than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That’s 9 billion kernels!

 

 

Pumpkins are known for their orange hue, but did you know the gourd can be found in many different colors? It’s not uncommon to see white, red, green, yellow and even blue pumpkins!

 

 

A study from the National Retail Federation shows Americans spent over $300 million on pet costumes last year! Wow!