Sugar isn’t just toxic for your body. It’s also bad for your wallet.
Candy prices this October are expected to rise 4.2 % compared to last October, the biggest increase in four years. Rising prices for global raw sugar are to blame for skyrocketing prices on Halloween candy, according to Chris Christopher, director of global consumer economics at IHS Global Insight, The Wall Street Journal reports.
But the candy isn’t even where the biggest costs come into play—you can blame that on costumes. Americans are expected to spend nearly $7 billion on Halloween this year, including candy, costumes and even pet costumes.
But if money isn’t a big concern, there’s some advice to be found on buying the “healthiest” candy for the holiday by steering clear of the candies made of only sugar.