The director of the CDC has given the green light to trick-or-treating this year which means kids will be back out in full force. How much candy will your kids collect this year?

If they end up with a lot and want to make some cash, there's a dental office in Rochester they should visit. Your kid can be a part of a really special campaign and their massive candy haul can earn them a little money. Operation Shoebox is back this year!

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What Is Operation Shoebox? explains that Dental Offices and other businesses around the country are buying back kids' Halloween candy and those treats are then donated to Operation Shoebox. The folks at Operation Shoebox use the candy in care packages they send overseas to troops.

Where Can Rochester Kids Sell Their Halloween Candy?

The Family Dentist Tree located at 1011 Bel Air Lane NW in Rochester is participating again this year in the Halloween Buy Back. They pay $1 per pound of candy and the child that brings the most candy in will win a special prize. The dental office will be buying candy between November 1st and November 5th.

America's Favorite Halloween Candies According to Candy Industry:

  1. Reese's Cups
  2. Skittles
  3. M&M's
  4. Starburst
  5. Hot Tamales
  6. Sour Patch Kids
  7. Hershey Kisses
  8. Snickers
  9. Tootsie Pops
  10. Candy Corn

That same report detailed each state's favorite treat to receive on Halloween. Minnesota's was Tootsie Pops - Do you believe that?!? I was shocked to see that and to learn that chocolate isn't in any of our top 3 favorite candies.

2021 Halloween Haunted Houses, Events, and Attractions in The Rochester Area

Scroll through the official 2021 guide for Halloween haunted houses, events, and attractions in Rochester and the Southeast Minnesota area.