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Map Shows the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Every State

Most Popular Halloween Candy

Halloween is almost upon us, which means we'll all be heading to the store to stock up on delicious candy to delight our neighborhood trick-or-treaters. No one wants to be the house giving out the yucky candy, but what is the best sweet treat in your home state? If you've ever wondered what most of your fellow citizens enjoy, check out this map. put together 10 years of consumer data by state to determine the three most popular candies in each state in the U.S.  They examined the months leading up to Halloween in particular.

Most Popular Halloween Candy

They found some pretty interesting information in their research.For example, Alabama bought 55,274 pounds of candy corn in the years between 2007 and 2016. That's over 27 tons of candy corn. That's one big cavity.

However, Alabama doesn't love candy corn nearly as much as California loves M&M's. Citizens of the Golden State purchased 1,548,990 pounds of the candy that supposedly melts in your mouth, not in your hand. If you don't want to read that big number, it's 1.5 million pounds, or 774 tons.

Connecticut has the weakest sweet tooth, only having purchased 2,457 pounds of Almond Joys in the past decade. Read more about their findings here.

Alabama - Candy Corn

Alaska - Twix

Arizona - Snickers

Arkansas - Jolly Rancher

California - M&M's

Colorado - Milky Way

Connecticut - Almond Joy

Delaware - Life Savers

Florida - Skittles

Georgia - Swedish Fish

Hawaii - Skittles

Idaho - Candy Corn

Illinois - Sour Patch Kids

Indiana - Hot Tamales

Iowa - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Kansas - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Kentucky - Tootsie Pops

Louisiana - Lemonheads

Maine - Sour Patch Kids

Maryland - Milky Way

Massachusetts - Sour Patch Kids

Michigan - Candy Corn

Minnesota - Tootsie Pops

Mississippi - 3 Musketeers

Missouri - Milky Way

Montana - Dubble Bubble

Nebraska - Sour Patch Kids

Nevada - Hershey Kisses

New Hampshire - Snickers

New Jersey - Skittles

New Mexico - Candy Corn

New York - Sour Patch Kids

North Carolina - M&M's

North Dakota - Hot Tamales

Ohio - Blow Pops

Oklahoma - Snickers

Oregon - Reese's Cups

Pennsylvania - M&M's

Rhode Island - Candy Corn

South Carolina - Candy Corn

South Dakota - Starburst

Tennessee - Tootsie Pops

Texas - Starburst

Utah - Jolly Ranchers

Vermont - Milky Way

Virginia - Snickers

Washington - Tootsie Pops

West Virginia - Blow Pops

Wisconsin - Starburst

Wyoming - Candy Corn


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Map Shows the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Every State