That’s what 28,000 pieces of Halloween candy looks like.
Jefferson Park-ers collected the stash for the ghosts and goblins that’ll haunt Bryan Avenue on Halloween.
The National Confectioners Association reports three out of four homes hand out candy on Oct. 31.
- Nearly 3/4 of Americans (72 percent) say that chocolate is their favorite Halloween treat.
- Chocolate scored top points among all age groups, but was most popular among those ages 45 to 60 who preferred it over other candies by 78 percent (compared to 68 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds).
- Love it or hate it (we love it!), candy corn came in a distant second, garnering about 12 percent of the vote.
- Speaking of candy corn, about 47 percent of people believe it’s best to eat the whole piece of candy corn at once, while 43 percent of people think it’s proper to start with the narrow white end.
And then the good people at Jefferson Avenue Church open their car trunks to give out candy to the younger set.
— Andrew.JP Hub (@JPHub) October 30, 2014