Do you know how much Americans spend on candy each year? Actually... you might not want to know.

By Real Simple
Updated October 23, 2014
Lucas Allen

When you dig into that heap of candy this Halloween, you'll never guess how many people are unwrapping it along with you. Spoiler: It's enough to give even Willy Wonka a sugar shock. November 1 promises to be a day of stomach aches based on the millions of pounds of candy projected to be sold in time for the holiday. Plus, are you carving a pumpkin? You're actually part of the minority—fewer than half of American adults plan to do the same.

Here, some fascinating facts and stats about October 31. Want more fun trivia for your Halloween party? Check out these 10 crazy facts about pumpkins.