Children beware: 82% of parents admit they steal Halloween candy from their children's haul


Last updated 10/28/2020 at 5:33pm

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. – While 2020 has been a scary year, October’s spooky season is in full effect. According to Rebecca Gramuglia, a consumer expert at, 64% of Americans still plan to celebrate Halloween this year with 62% celebrating from home.

The survey “Trick-or-Treat... Steal My Treats?” polled a cross section of 1,637 adults, aged 18 and over.

Do you steal candy from your child’s Halloween haul?

Parents answered yes (82%) or no (18%).

On average how much of your child’s candy haul do you keep for yourself?

Parents answered 10% (57%), 25% (29%), 50% (8%), 75...

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