What is the most popular Halloween candy by state?
30th October 2021

THE National Retail Foundation has predicted that Americans will spend about $3million on Halloween candy this year, which is a 20% increase from last year and is likely an attempt to make up for the pandemic.

You might be wondering, what is the most popular candy in your state?

What are the top candies in the US?

According to Candystore.com, these are the most popular candies in the country:

  1. Reese's Cups
  2. Skittles
  3. M&M's
  4. Starburst
  5. Hot Tamales
  6. Sour Patch Kids
  7. Hershey Kisses
  8. Snickers
  9. Tootsie Pops
  10. Candy corn

What are the worst candies in the US?

Candystore.com also compiled a list of candies that were voted to be the worst in the country:

  1. Candy corn
  2. Circus peanuts
  3. Peanut butter Kisses
  4. Smarties
  5. Necco wafers
  6. Wax Coke bottles
  7. Mary Janes
  8. Tootsie Rolls
  9. Good & Plenty
  10. Black licorice

Despite being listed as one of the most popular candies in the US, candy corn was voted as the worst in the country.

What is the most popular candy by state?

Candystore.com revealed the results of its annual data mining, with the top candies in each US state.

Check out the top candy in each state, listed below:

  • Alabama: Starburst
  • Alaska: Sour Patch Kids
  • Arizona: Hot Tamales
  • Arkansas: Jolly Ranchers
  • California: Reese's Cups
  • Colorado: Hershey Kisses
  • Connecticut: Almond Joy
  • Delaware: Skittles
  • Florida: Reese's Cups
  • Georgia: Swedish Fish
  • Hawaii: Hershey's Mini Bars
  • Idaho: Starburst
  • Illinois: Sour Patch Kids
  • Indiana: Starburst
  • Iowa: M&M's
  • Kansas: Reese's Cups
  • Louisiana: Lemonheads
  • Maine: Sour Patch Kids
  • Maryland: Hershey Kisses
  • Massachusetts: Sour Patch Kids
  • Michigan: Starburst
  • Minnesota: Tootsie Pops
  • Mississippi: 3 Musketeers
  • Missouri: Milky Way
  • Montana: Double Bubble Gum
  • Nebraska: Sour Patch Kids
  • Nevada: Hershey Kisses
  • New Hampshire: M$M's
  • New Jersey: M&M's
  • New Mexico: Jolly Ranchers
  • New York: Sour Patch Kids
  • North Carolina: Reese's Cups
  • North Dakota: Hot Tamales
  • Ohio: Blow Pops
  • Oklahoma: Skittles
  • Oregon: M&M's
  • Pennsylvania: Hershey's Mini Bars
  • Rhode Island: Twix
  • South Carolina: Butterfinger
  • South Dakota: Starburst
  • Tennessee: Tootsie Pops
  • Texas: Starburst
  • Utah: Tootsie Pops
  • Vermont: Skittles
  • Virginia: Hot Tamales
  • Washington: Tootsie Pops
  • West Virginia: Hershey's Mini Bars
  • Wisconsin: Butterfinger
  • Wyoming: Reese's Cups

What are some quick facts?

In addition to revealing the top candies in each state, Candystore.com provided a list of quick facts about Halloween candy. Here are a few:

Full-sized candy bars are given to trick-or-treaters in Oregon.

96 percent of people who celebrate Halloween will purchase candy, and the average amount spent on treats is $30.40.

172 million Americans celebrate the holiday.

The estimated amount of overall Halloween spending in 2021 is projected to be $10.14billion.

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