Hershey’s, Reese’s, Oreo, Biscotti, and Kit Kat top brands for Halloween Candy

INDIANA Skai, a commerce intelligence, and marketing platform say Hershey’s, Reese’s, Oreo Barnett’s fine Biscotti, and Kit Kat are the top brands for Halloween candy.

Consumers will also continue to trust brands they are familiar with, like M&Ms, as a go-to Halloween candy. M&Ms is the brand that has the most positive online product reviews for chocolate items — with 22,234 over the last two years.

According to experts, 66 percent of Americans plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

More than 10.1 billion is projected to be spent this season. Of that $3 billion will be spent on candy and $3.3 billion on costumes. Twenty percent of people plan to put costumes on pets.

The average person will spend $103 on Halloween this year.

According to WalletHub, 83 percent of parents will check their children’s candy before they eat it.

Here is an interesting fact, 79 percent of parents admit to stealing candy from their kids.

The average retail price for a pumpkin is $5.24 and up 38 percent from last year.

Did you know that ringing doorbells and lighting candles are thought to ward away witches, ghosts, and evil spirits, and the saying “trick or treat” was first used in the United States in 1927.

How frightening can haunted houses really be when charities operate 80 percent of them? A small haunted house can raise around $50,000 and a large one $2 million.