# How Much Will It Cost You to Be the Hero of a Full-Size Chocolate Bar This Halloween?

Even years later, as a world-weary adult, I can vividly remember the thrill of getting a full-size chocolate bar as a Halloween treat. The households that distributed them were rare enough that you would often hear about them first from other children; rumors that it immediately became the coolest and best home in the area would quickly spread. Looking back, I wondered: what is such fame worth? How much more expensive is it to accept the mantle of a local folk hero who has bestowed countless treasures of chocolate to all who come to beg? With wholesale prices offered by wholesalers like Costco or Sam’s Club, this honor may not be as high as you might expect.

## Case for dispensing full-size monoblock

It is true that you will have to spend extra money to outshine your neighbors, but this is unlikely to be too expensive compared to what you pay for packages of “fun” candy. I estimate the price premium for full size candy is about 30% when wholesale prices and actual portion sizes are taken into account.

And serving size is key, as most of the households that offer these fun-sized nifty chocolate bars tend to throw 2-4 of them into baby bags (or it looks like it’s a consensus after searching online, though that fact is not accounted for.) some people are just incredibly cheap). Another consideration would be volume: how many little ghosts, witches, and Els can you expect them to stop on October 31st? This will depend on the number of children in your area ; Again, judging by some research on the internet, most homes welcome between 100 and 400 trick and trick enthusiasts, depending on the situation. For our break, I’ll pick 200 – a healthy crowd, of course.

The Cost of Fun Candies: For this example, we’ll be using a popular item on Amazon, this 55-point (\$ 10) funny candy bag .

• 1 serving (3 funny slices): 54 cents
• 200 servings = 108 \$

Cost of Full Size Chocolates: Wholesalers typically sell boxes of 24 or 36 units of full size chocolates for less than \$ 30. For this example, I’m using a 48- unit box of Snickers from Costco (\$ 37).

• 1 serving = 77 cents
• 200 servings = \$ 154 (30% premium)

If you are not a member of Costco or another warehouse store, you can still search the internet for more reasonably priced bars. Amazon is selling the same 48-piece box of Snickers for \$ 42.72 (with the caveat that it’s probably too late to get a large box of Halloween chocolates at this point unless you pay about \$ 7 more).

• 1 serving = 88 cents
• 200 servings = \$ 176 (39% premium)

As you can see from the prices, full-size candies are indeed more expensive, but you can limit the increase to around 30% if you have access to a wholesale supplier. (Tip: When ordering funny candy online, double check negative reviews for complaints about inaccurate counting: it seems like some vendors’ bags containing 400 or 500 pieces might be overly promising.)

## Bottom line

Buying full-size chocolates certainly won’t save you money, but it’s probably cheaper than you think, and the surcharge could be worth the fame the neighborhood kids will give you. As one Lifehacker commenter put it last year :

“I make full-size chocolate bars. About 20% [of children], when they receive it, their brain just shuts down. They look so dumbfounded, and then joy [spreads] across their faces. Making it 100% worth it. “

For me, the sound is worth 30% increase.

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