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Is Halloween candy getting smaller?

Halloween Candy
Posted at 10:00 AM, Oct 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-26 14:44:27-04

Trick-or-treaters may notice smaller candies this year.

According to The Washington Post, candy companies are reducing the size of candy amid skyrocketing inflation.

The Post listed examples of smaller sizes:

  • A bag of dark chocolate Hershey's Kisses is now two ounces smaller
  • A two-pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups has been lightened to a tenth of an ounce
  • Cadbury milk chocolate bars are about 10% lighter

While candy sizes are shrinking, The Post reports that prices are not falling. It cites a report that shows the price of some candies is up about 15%.

The smaller candies aren't just tied to inflation. The publication reports that the smaller candies are also a result of companies trying to reduce calorie counts. It said several candy companies agreed in 2017 to offer smaller sizes and display calorie information more prominently.