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Like everything else in the current economy, Americans may pay more for Halloween candy due to a sugar shortage. Maybe that’s a good thing!

The Wall Street Journal reports a sugar supply strain could lead to high candy costs, affecting production.  Candy producers blame the sugar shortage on a US agriculture policy requiring 85 percent of sugar from domestic sugar processors; however, farmers deny the policy caused shortages. Experts say candy will be available for Halloween; however, the price may be higher than in previous years.

If candy prices soar, will you still give out candy this Halloween? What other things can be given out to trick-or-treaters?