Survey: Halloween Habits
It is that time of year when the neighbourhood kids are particularly monstrous and greedy, hands, claws and buckets held out for treats or watch out. Pandering to this extortion racket are the big candy manufacturers, filling their shelves with crap. (For a real scare, see John's post on the stuff that is legal to put into food in America)
In the UK where Halloween is a recent import, they make it easy to say no, giving out posters for people to put up saying "No Trick, No Treat, No Thanks" but a recent study found that 58 percent of homeowners said they had hidden in their darkened houses on Halloween.