This Infographic Explains Halloween Candy Consumption

 - Oct 29, 2013
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It's a well-known fat — er, fact — that Americans can get a little carried away in terms of Halloween candy consumption. But do you really know just how far the obsession with this October holiday goes?

From kids eating the equivalent of 13 Big Macs worth of candy, to bizarre local laws (you can get fined $1,000 in Illinois for trick or treating over the age of 13), the facts in this infographic explore the darker side of candy consumption habits.

Some of the highlights include facts such as that consumers spend over $330 million per year on Halloween costumes...for their pets, and that America's entire candy spend is higher than the GDP of Zimbabwe.