Question of the Day: What are the top 3 most popular Halloween candies?
Do your favorite spooky sweets make the list?
- Reese's Cups
- Hot Tamales
- How can setting a budget for Halloween candy purchases help you manage your personal finances?
- What are some opportunity costs (other things you miss out on) of buying Halloween candy?
- What are the pros and cons of spending money on consumable items like candy, as opposed to saving or investing?
Behind the Numbers (Apartment Therapy):
1. Reese’s Cups
The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It’s simple yet mouthwatering for adults and children alike. Reese’s is so beloved that it’s the top-selling candy brand in America, with more than $2 billion in annual sales.
It’s no surprise that M&Ms are on this list. The product is iconic, thanks to its button-shaped chocolates and anthropomorphic mascots. Plus, the brand is particularly a Halloween favorite, as its fun-size packs are just the right size for giveaways.
3. Hot Tamales
Did you know that this spicy treat was the top-selling cinnamon candy of 1999? While it only comes in at third place on this list, it is the most popular sweet in Minnesota, New Mexico, and North Dakota.
Looking for more spooky statistics? Check out our past Halloween-themed blog posts.
NGPF's Budgeting unit will get your students thinking about how purchasing decisions impact their budgets