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How Parents Pretend Halloween Candy Vanishes

We know that around 80 percent of parents steal some of their kids’ Halloween candy. A survey asked parents how they do it. More than one response was allowed:

• 44 percent say they hide it away and hope their kids don’t notice

• 43 percent pretend the candy magically went missing all by itself

• 41 percent tell their kids they had to take some in order to “inspect” it for safety

• 40 percent simply sneak candy when the kids aren’t looking

• 37 percent pretend the candy has gone bad


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