A Time story this week reports that consumers will spend less on Halloween candy this year! Don't worry too much about this being a terribly large crisis driving little children into a frenzied panic comparable only to a bank run . . . the average spending is expected to be $56.31 per person, down from $66.54 last year. And, no worries, apparently the name brand candies will win out over store brand. As for our family, with three kids we've invested in our share to keep the economy going forward. Miniature Play Dough, chocolates and bubble gum eyeballs will be featured at our door on Saturday.
For the safety conscious, Consumer Reports has a nice piece on Halloween safety. Light the front walk, drive carefully, carry flashlights, practice fire safety with those pumpkins, etc.