Sure, kids go Trick Or Treating because it's fun.
But in general, most Trick Or Treaters are after Halloween Candy.
If you want your house to be a hit this Halloween, you might stock up on what Lycos found to be the most searched for Halloween Candy last year:
Surprisingly, my favorite, those mini Twizzlers didn't make the list...
- Tootsie Roll
- Hershey's Milk Chocolate
- Nestle Crunch
- Hot Tamales
- Candy Corn
- Snickers Bar
- Baby Ruth
- Reese's Pieces
- Almond Joy
- Milky Way
- Life Savers
- M & M's
- Sour Patch
Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy
Most neighborhoods have at least one house that is anti-Halloween Candy. While it is true that childhood obesity is a major problem and most kids don't need an excuse to eat more candy, Halloween does just come once a year. And you likely aren't going to change any bad nutritional habits by handing out fruit or granola bars.
If you don't want to hand out Halloween Candy, instead of seeking a healthy alternative, you might go with a non-food treat. Halloween themed pencils, stickers, rub on tattoos, all make nice alternative treats for Halloween Trick or Treaters.
Healthy Halloween Candy
Well, there is really no way to talk your way into saying that Halloween Candy is healthy. Instead, when considering its nutritional value, you should focus on the 'treat' part of Halloween and make sure that you ration your child's Halloween Candy and don't let him eat it all at once.
So that your kids don't go too crazy Trick Or Treating and try to bring home enough candy to last the rest of the year, you might even limit how much candy that they can get.