By Brad Tuttle and Heather Jones
October 26, 2015

Every year, the focus of Halloween seems to shift more toward the interests of adults. Overall spending on the holiday this year is expected to total $6.9 billion in the U.S., with more money spent on costumes for adults and their pets ($1.5 billion) than Halloween outfits for kids ($950 million). Yet even as we increasingly turn our attention at this time of year to the likes of “sexy” meme costumes, at its heart Halloween remains a holiday dominated by kid-centric tradition of trick or treating. Which means, of course, free candy.

Check out the graphic below to learn more about America’s obsession with Halloween candy.

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