Nearly 69% of young adults want to trick-or-treat on Halloween

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Halloween is Monday! But what are trick-or-treaters most interested in and how OLD are they?

A new TWIX survey found some very interesting and mischievous results. Nearly 69 percent of adults ages 18 to 24, and half of adults ages 25 to 34 said they would do trick-or-treat if they could. The only thing holding them back is dirty looks from the neighbors.

More than half of all adults surveyed (52 percent) admit to hiding a treat from their loved ones to keep the treat for themselves. Most hide their treat stash in their room (41 percent) or in another "super-secret place" (41 percent).

Fruit-flavored non-chocolate Halloween treats get no respect: Only 3 percent of all adults surveyed listed fruit-flavored non-chocolate treats as their Halloween favorite. The winning treat combination? Chocolate with peanuts or peanut butter topped the list at 39 percent, followed by a chocolate and caramel combination as a close second (30 percent).

Men seek the crunch; the ladies prefer something they can chew on: When it comes to treats, women prefer chewy treats more than men do (42 percent to 33 percent), while more men than women seek out treats with a crunch (33 percent to 23 percent).

One quarter of all adults surveyed (26 percent) admit to taking candy from their child's Halloween stash or a friend's or co-worker's candy dish and denying it. Two out of three adults (64 percent) would rather enjoy treats with others than alone.


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