Halloween is right around the corner, and that means everyone’s favorite pastime is coming up—trick-or-treating!

For as long as we can remember, trick-or-treating has been a major Halloween activity. According to Real Simple Magazine, “Trick-or-treating harks back to the Middle Ages and All Souls’ Day, when poor people in Britain would beg for soul cakes, a sweet bread treat and pray for dead relatives to return.” Today, it’s just a “sweet” holiday tradition!

Check out some of these fun facts about everyone’s favorite Halloween activity:

  • More than 93% of children go trick-or-treating each year.
  • Watch out, kids: 90% of parents admit to sneaking candy from their kids’ candy bags!
  • The majority of households (52% to be exact) that pass out candy on Halloween night will pass out chocolate.
  • 62% of adults will be handing out candy because “it’s a personal favorite” pastime.
  • 30% of kids say that they sort their candy before digging in, while 20% savor it, 16% share it, 14% stash it and 7% swap it.
  • Thinking about passing out toothbrushes this year? Think again. Kids say that their favorite treats to collect are candy and gum.
  • The tradition of trick-or-treating has spread internationally to Canada, Australia and Western Europe!

Thanks to Real Simple and the National Confectioners Association for the fun facts!

And don’t forget! Your local Sparkle Market has all of your trick-or-treating supplies! Hurry in today before Halloween gets here!