I don't know how to change it. Maybe focusing more on the theatrics instead of the sugar? That was the part my daughter and I enjoyed the most when she was little. Planning our 'haunted house' and scaring trick or treaters was a blast.
What's not so fun is looking at how all that sugar gets produced and why it's so inexpensive. It's not something most of us give any thought.
However, now that the holiday is past, let's go ahead and take a look.
So it's not just all a downer, before we go into the gory details, take a look at a 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' video from a few years ago and have a good laugh with our cry:
Believe it or not, the news actually gets worse.
Ever wondered why that chocolate bar is so cheap? I mean really, a buck or so isn't a lot for something that has to be grown, harvested, processed and then shipped overseas.
Yes, overseas. 2/3 of the world's cocoa comes from West Africa.
Guess how much the cocoa industry is worth a year?
Go on...take a guess...
Answer after the break