Parents Confess to Stealing Halloween Candies!

Hallmark Magazine Survey Discloses the Most Popular Snacks Parents Swipe

From Their Kids' Trick-Or-Treat Bags



Oct 10, 2006, 01:00 ET from Hallmark Magazine

    NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You suspected the truth when you were
 a kid, and now parents have confessed that it was so: They really DO steal
 candy from their kids' Trick-or-Treat bags! According to a recent poll
 published in the premiere issue of Hallmark Magazine, Reese's Peanut Butter
 Cup was the candy parents were most likely to swipe. Other popular targets
 of parental pilfering:
      1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (24%)
      2. Almond Joy (12%)
      3. Snickers (9%)
      4. Butterfinger (8%)
      5. Kit Kat (6%)
     "My parents always told me they were just keeping my bag so I wouldn't
 eat it all at once and get sick," said Amy Palanjian, Assistant Editor,
 Hallmark Magazine, and the author of the article. "This is so
 disappointing."
     A noble minority claimed that they would never steal candy from their
 kids' treat bags. "We don't believe them for a second," said
 Editor-in-Chief Lisa Benenson, "but maybe that's just because all the moms
 here at Hallmark Magazine are just a little bit too fond of their
 chocolate."
     "Researchers have found that the average American consumes 22 pounds of
 candy a year, but looking at the empty candy wrappers around our office,
 I'd say we're on the high side of that estimate," adds Benenson.
     Just in time for Halloween, researchers at Hallmark Magazine also
 unveil a Sweet History of candy on page 17 of the September/October issue.
 Did you know that:
     * Good & Plenty is the oldest branded American Candy, dating back to 1893?
 
     * Tootsie Rolls were included in WWII rations because they can withstand
       severe weather?
 
     * Candy corn dates back to 1898.  Nine billion pieces of it will be
       produced during 2006?
 
     * Snickers, America's best-selling candy bar, is named after the Mars
       family horse?
     For more candy facts and the full Sweet History of candy, check out the
 current issue of Hallmark Magazine or go online at
 http://www.hallmarkmagazine.com.
     About Hallmark Magazine
     Hallmark Magazine is the women's lifestyle magazine that talks to women
 about the true substance of their lives -- family, friends, homes and
 community. The magazine is available through subscription as well as in
 booksellers, grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants and Hallmark Gold
 Crown(R) stores across the country. Hallmark Magazine is a subsidiary of
 Hallmark Cards, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Hallmark Magazine
    NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You suspected the truth when you were
 a kid, and now parents have confessed that it was so: They really DO steal
 candy from their kids' Trick-or-Treat bags! According to a recent poll
 published in the premiere issue of Hallmark Magazine, Reese's Peanut Butter
 Cup was the candy parents were most likely to swipe. Other popular targets
 of parental pilfering:
      1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (24%)
      2. Almond Joy (12%)
      3. Snickers (9%)
      4. Butterfinger (8%)
      5. Kit Kat (6%)
     "My parents always told me they were just keeping my bag so I wouldn't
 eat it all at once and get sick," said Amy Palanjian, Assistant Editor,
 Hallmark Magazine, and the author of the article. "This is so
 disappointing."
     A noble minority claimed that they would never steal candy from their
 kids' treat bags. "We don't believe them for a second," said
 Editor-in-Chief Lisa Benenson, "but maybe that's just because all the moms
 here at Hallmark Magazine are just a little bit too fond of their
 chocolate."
     "Researchers have found that the average American consumes 22 pounds of
 candy a year, but looking at the empty candy wrappers around our office,
 I'd say we're on the high side of that estimate," adds Benenson.
     Just in time for Halloween, researchers at Hallmark Magazine also
 unveil a Sweet History of candy on page 17 of the September/October issue.
 Did you know that:
     * Good & Plenty is the oldest branded American Candy, dating back to 1893?
 
     * Tootsie Rolls were included in WWII rations because they can withstand
       severe weather?
 
     * Candy corn dates back to 1898.  Nine billion pieces of it will be
       produced during 2006?
 
     * Snickers, America's best-selling candy bar, is named after the Mars
       family horse?
     For more candy facts and the full Sweet History of candy, check out the
 current issue of Hallmark Magazine or go online at
 http://www.hallmarkmagazine.com.
     About Hallmark Magazine
     Hallmark Magazine is the women's lifestyle magazine that talks to women
 about the true substance of their lives -- family, friends, homes and
 community. The magazine is available through subscription as well as in
 booksellers, grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants and Hallmark Gold
 Crown(R) stores across the country. Hallmark Magazine is a subsidiary of
 Hallmark Cards, Inc.
 
 SOURCE Hallmark Magazine