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Survey says two-thirds of parents steal their kids' Halloween candy

It's that time of year again, when little ghosts and goblins go door to door, bags in hand, begging for candy from neighbors -- all for the benefit of the grown-ups.

A new survey's revelation won't be a surprise to parents everywhere: Turns out the "trick" in "trick or treat" refers to them stealing their kids' Halloween candy.

In fact, two-thirds of parents polled copped to candy theft, with the average parent admitting to scarfing down a third of their child's haul.

According to the OnePoll survey sponsored by SpinBrush, 44% of those pilfering parents hid the haul, hoping their kids would forget it; 43% pretended the candy went missing, and 41% said they were "inspecting" the candy before grabbing some for themselves.

Thirty-seven percent said they lied and said those prized pieces of candy had "spoiled."

Of those parents who hid the sweet stash, 57% said they hid it in their bedrooms; 54% behind other food in their kitchen; 53% on top of the fridge; 51% in their car, and 46% in their offices, safely out of reach of their kids.

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