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If you are anything like us, you probably struggle immensely when it comes time to decide on certain Halloween decisions. For example, it can be very hard to decide on the right amount of Halloween candy when you are having trick or treaters stop by.

Fortunately, we are here to provide you with a very helpful tip that is sure to serve as a major game-changer for all parties involved. After all, no one wants to be left without candy to hand out. No one wants to see the sad looks on the little ones’ faces.

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We are glad to report that the good folks at the Mars-Wrigley candy company are here to help. They have heard about these concerns and they are more than happy to assist you. They have formulated a partnership with internet grocery delivery service that is designed to make life simpler.

These two companies have come together to create a candy calculator that will let you know just how much candy you should buy. Like any math equation, you are going to need to know the variables first.

Your variables are as follows: the number of hours that you plan to spend handing out candy, the number of children that will stop by per hour, and the number of candies given to each child.

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If you live in a household where the candy is being raided before the big day arrives, there are some additional variables to consider. The number of days before the holiday arrives, the size of the household, and the number of candies eaten each day per person all have to be taken into account.

To figure out your final total, you will need to multiply the number of hours you’ll spend handing out candy by the number of kids you’ll be handing it out to by the number of pieces per child. Does that make sense to you?

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Once you have this number at the ready, it is time to tally up the amount of candy your household is going to be consuming. All you need to do is multiply the number of days before Halloween by the number of people by the number of pieces that they are going to eat. Add the two results together and that will tell you how much candy to get!

Since each large bag generally comes with 75 pieces, divide the result by 75 and that’s how many bags you’ll have to buy.

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