This Map Shows the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Your State

Want to be the most popular house on the block this Halloween? Stock up on trick-or-treaters’ favorite candies.

candyCourtesy Candystore.com

 

Get this: The National Retail Federation estimates that shoppers will spend $2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year. (Check out even more mind-blowing things you didn’t know about Halloween candy.) If you’re spending that much money on goodies, you might as well make sure you’re the most popular house on the block. But how will you know which candy to buy in order to land those coveted bragging rights?

Thankfully, you don’t have to crunch the numbers—because somebody already did. Researchers at Candystore.com analyzed 10 years’ worth of sales data, playing close attention to its sales in the months leading up to Halloween, in particular. Then, they identified the best-selling treats, state-by-state. (But make sure to avoid the worst Halloween candies on the market.)

Candy corn took the No. 1 spot in five states: Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Milky Ways and Reese’s Cups were the top picks in four states each. And while trick-or-treaters in California devour nearly 1.5 million pounds of M&Ms each year, Texans consume almost 2 million pounds of its most popular candy, Starbursts. Surprisingly, I scream didn’t make the list. (Get it?)

Without further ado, these are the top candy in your state—or check them out in this interactive map.  If you purchase too much, you can always steal one of these clever ways to use leftover Halloween candy.

Alabama: Candy Corn

Alaska: Twix

Arizona: Snickers

Arkansas: Jolly Ranchers

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 Roll

Louisiana: Lemonheads

Maine: Sour Patch Kids

Maryland: Milky Ways

Massachusetts: Sour Patch Kids

Michigan: Candy Corn

Minnesota: Tootsie Pops

Mississippi: 3 Musketeers

Missouri: Milky Way

Montana: Classic Dubble Bubble

Nebraska: Sour Patch Kids

Nevada: Hershey’s 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 Peanut Butter Cups

Pennsylvania: M&M’s

Rhode Island: Candy Corn

South Carolina: Candy Corn

South Dakota: Starbursts

Tennessee: Tootsie Pops

Texas: Starbursts

Utah: Jolly Ranchers

Vermont: Milky Way

Virginia: Snickers

Washington: Tootsie Pops

Washington D.C.: M&M’s

West Virginia: Blow Pops

Wisconsin: Starbursts

Wyoming: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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