The New York Times: The Common Halloween Candy Mistakes That Parents Make

Growing up in Chicago, Julie Mennella recalls trick-or-treating with her younger brother Joey, and how he always managed to bring home a huge candy haul.

“I remember my brother would get more candy than the whole neighborhood,” said Dr. Mennella, who is now a developmental psycho-biologist who studies childhood taste preferences.

She also remembers that the candy seemed to disappear, and not just because her brother was eating it. It was “a little bit here and there,” she said. “It was probably my parents.”

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