|July 15, 2017, I kid you not!|
And what I might ask is the purpose of putting out Halloween candy in mid-July (I know, to turn a profit, but other than that)? Do people really stock up this early for the coming season of trick-or-treaters and jack o'lanterns? Is this just another sneaky way to fatten us all up on sugar and corn syrup? Or are the aliens ready to "Serve Man" close at hand?
Can Christmas and Hannukah displays be far behind?
Here's an NPR article from 2011 that explains the trend: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/30/140074417/why-stores-sell-halloween-stuff-before-labor-day