10.31.2010

Excessive Candy from Halloween Goes Overseas

Dentists are hoping to take over Halloween; at least the candy part. Parents who have determined their kids have acquired excessive Halloween candy now have a good source to give it to. Participating Dentists through a "Halloween Candy Buy Back" accept candy and pay a dollar a pound to send the candy to US military serving overseas. The benefit is two fold, helping lower the onset of cavities/obesity in children and providing soldiers with a simple pleasure.

The Candy Professor examines this phenomenon through studying the history of candy and nostalgic advertisements emphasizing the patriotism of sacrificing candy on the home front for those fighting for the country.

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