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The Halloween Candy Dilemma

November 1, 2015

Did you know that Americans spent an estimated $2.6 billion on candy during the Halloween season last year? An average Jack-O-Lantern bucket carries about 250 pieces of candy amounting about 9,000 calories and about three pounds of sugar! That’s wonderful for little monsters looking to bring home a mega-haul, but some kids have allergies, dental concerns or medical/dietary requirements that may be restricted from having gluten, chocolate, soy, nuts and dyes. Plus, the inevitable sugar highs and crashes, tummy aches, bargaining for “just one…

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