Halloween Fun Facts

Kelapo dressed up for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Kelapo Fans!!

Today is a day full of Halloween traditions. Of course, most of us love dressing up and eating candy, but there is a lot more to the day than that! We’ve been preparing you all month with recipes for Halloween parties like our Halloween Puppy Chow and Gluten-Free Halloween Cookies!

Here are some fast and fun facts about Halloween:

  1. The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with corn-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
  2. The pumpkin originated in Mexico about 9,000 years ago. It is one of America’s oldest known vegetables.
  3. Four-in-ten adults admit that they sneak sweets from their own candy bowl.
  4. 62% of adults will be handing out candy because “it’s a personal favorite.”
  5. Jack-o-lanterns are an Irish tradition.
  6. 90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
  7. When trick-or-treating first became popular in the United States in the 1800s, more children played mischievous pranks than asked for candy.
  8. 30% of kids report that they SORT their candy first when returning home with trick-or-treat loot.
  9. Chocolate makes up about three-quarters of a trick-or-treater’s loot, according to the National Confectioners Association.
  10. Candy corn has been made with the same recipe by the Jelly Belly Candy Company since around 1900.

What’s your favorite part of Halloween?

Have a safe, fun Halloween.


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