I don't know what it is about Halloween every year, but we collectively lose our minds over candy.  Maybe it's because the kids are so excited? 

It's a day after Halloween, and unless you let your kids run wild, that means there's still a giant pile of candy in your house.  Which begs the question:  Should you eat it ALL?

Well . . . as much as I hate to stand in the way of that plan, you probably shouldn't.  Or you will die.  According to the American Chemical Society, you can die from a SUGAR OVERDOSE if you eat 13.5 grams of sugar for every pound of your body weight in one sitting.  The average American man weighs 195.5 pounds.  So if you eat 251 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, 155 fun size Snickers, or 102 fun size packages of M&Ms, you've got a chance of dropping dead.

The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds.  So you could die if you eat 214 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, 132 fun size Snickers, or 86 fun size packages of M&Ms.

So I'm just saying, you might want to keep the Halloween candy at an arm's length.  Maybe you could stash it around the house?  Yeah, that would be fun.  Kind of hide it here and there around the house, and then after a while you'll forget about it, and then you can find it over the next few months or so.  A Snickers in the junk drawer, a Reece's Cup in the freezer, a Laffy Taffy in your heavy winter coat pocket... this could actually be a challenge.

And it's not like you'd want the kids to eat all if it, anyway, right? I mean, you're only thinking about them and their health.  You have to take the burden off them somehow, that's just good parenting.  It's part of the process, you know, you have to think of their dental health.

So take it from me, a person who doesn't know anything.

Candily yours,


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