These Dentists Want to Buy Your Halloween Candy!

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By now I’m sure you’ve had more than your fill of fun-size candy bars. If you find yourself staring down a mountain of Halloween candy, here’s an idea that’s way more interesting than re-purposing it into baked goods or dumping it on your co-workers. Consider the Halloween Candy Buyback program.

Started by a Wisconsin dentist seven years ago, the program offers $1 for each pound of candy. And all of the sweets are sent to U.S. troops overseas, as part of Operation Gratitude care packages.