Wicked Fall Guide

Wicked Fall Guide

Wicked Fall Guide

WHEELING, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: Halloween candy is offered for sale at a Walgreens store on September 19, 2013 in Wheeling, Illinois. Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, has been expanding the merchandise offerings at many of their stores to include fresh food and grocery items. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

What is each state’s favorite Halloween candy? Well, we are approaching Halloween and people have already purchased their Halloween candy. Yup, those over achievers are already bragging to their friends and coworkers that they’re all set with candy. Therefore, this list was created by www.candystore.com and yes there is candy corn on some state’s favorite list. Let’s first talk about what type of candy the country loves. According to this survey: 28 states prefer chocolate candies while 22 prefer gummies, fruit-flavored candies, and other non-chocolate candies. Other candy fun facts, The average American eats 8 pounds of candy per year. As of 2022, the U.S. candy production market is worth $12.1 billion. And as far as the most popular candy generally speaking: the Kit Kat, with 6 states claiming it as their favorite.

This list is actually a bit different than Zippia’s from last year which had determined that Candy Corn is loved best in West Virginia. Last year’s favorite candy, Starburst, was dethroned by Kit Kats and Twix bars. Oklahoma needs to just fall off the map seeing as how they have Circus Peanuts as their favorite candy. Who likes Circus Peanuts? It’s a mystery. Other random choices: Tennessee loves Runts while Colorado loves black licorice. Zippia used google trends to come up with their list. Through the trends, they determined which candies are the most searched for candies in each state which is a great gauge for each state’s favorite. To be fair, gum is excluded from the list as gum is NOT candy. They also left off any type of food that would get your house egged like raisins, fruit snacks, floss or tooth paste.

After learning which candy is the favorite in your state, you can shop with ease. Make sure you choose wisely. You don’t want to become the unpopular house this Halloween. Happy shopping!

  • Maine - Sour Patch Kids

    Sour Patch Kids are always popular because they’re covered with sugar. And even the individual flavors are debated. Which ones are everyone’s favorites?

    All the Classic Sour Patch Kids Flavors, Ranked by Taste

    For all my Sour Patch enthusiasts out there, this article is for you.

  • New Hampshire - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

    In some surveys, Reese’s are actually America’s favorite candy. In this case, it’s clear New Hampshire loves their Reese’s cups. The question of how you eat your Reese’s also comes in to play here. Either way, they’re delicious.

    Reese's Cups Are the Most Popular Halloween Candy in America-See Your State's Favorite on This Handy Map

    Consumers are expected to spend $3.1 billion on Halloween candy nationwide this year.

  • Vermont - M&Ms

    Who doesn’t like bite sized chocolate goodness with that hard shell? Of course we love peanut M&Ms too but in Vermont’s case, it’s the plain ones that reign supreme.

    Every State's Most Popular Halloween Candy

    Stocking up for trick-or-treaters? Find out your state's most popular Halloween candy right now.

  • Rhode Island - M&Ma

    This is a new winner for Rhode Island. It takes over for Sour Patch Kids which was last year’s winner. Many attribute the love of M&Ms to its mascots but either way, make sure you have bags of M&Ms if you want to give the neighborhood kids in RI a great Halloween.

  • New York - Sour Patch Kids

    New Yorkers love scraping gummy candy from their teeth. Sour Patch Kids have been the most purchased in New York and second place is Hot Tamales.

  • Massachusetts - Butterfinger

    Many had Massachusetts as Twix lovers. Sour Patch Kids are also popular here. But Butterfingers now lead the pack. The crispy peanut butter with the chocolate covering is simply perfection.

  • Connecticut - Almond Joy

    Almond Joys have been CTs favorite candy many years. Get this, an average of 2,619 pounds of it are ordered each year.

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