Some things are too important not to research. This year I saw numerous pictures in my Facebook feed of Halloween hauls (unanimously sweets) organised by type. That got me thinking, because I'd bought a whole bag of 'monkey nuts' to hand out on Halloween- that we never used. Seems like they've gone out of fashion since I was a kid.
I decided to go one better and measure the distribution of nuts within their shells. Typically a shell has one or two nuts, occasionally a prize of even more! The chart shows my results.
At this time I have no way of knowing if this distribution applies to nuts growing in the wild or whether different supermarkets specify their own particular 'mix' :) Perhaps that's for next year :)
Make of it what you will.