It's the one night candymakers and dentists come together, preparing to cash in. One will make a killing now, the other ... later.
The National Confectioners Association (I wanna run for president of that!) predicts this year Americans will spend $2.6 billion on Halloween. That's $8 for every man, woman and child. Why am I including the adults? Let's face it, half the candy in junior's plastic pumpkin is going straight to your secret stash as you lamely explain, "I don't want you to get a sugar high, sweetie."
My must-haves are Butterfingers and Almond Joys. I am an outlier, though, unless I lived in New Hampshire. Almond Joy is very big there.
Here are the Top Best Most popular Halloween candies, based on the most recent figures available. Sorry, candy corn, the confectioners association says you make a valiant effort at 13 percent market share, but you can't stand up to the sweet, sweet taste of chocolate.