Did you know that we collectively buy 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween? After dragging a pillowcase around the neighbourhood, the average trick-or-treater will eat 3.4 pounds of fun-sized chocolate bars, lollipops, cookies, licorices and sour gummies. That’s a lot of sugar.
It’s also a lot of money. This year marks the highest total spend on Halloween since 2012. Americans will spend a total of $8.4 billon on the holiday, which breaks down to $25 worth of candy for each person handing out treats.
We asked Australian photographer Cecille David to create a series about Halloween candy in her signature minimalist, yet quirky, still life style. She envisioned a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a late night snack. The stunning food photography has a twist—each scene sneaks candy into unexpected places with a sprinkling of spooky props. There’s no escaping the candy that infiltrates our lives during the Halloween season.