This Is The Most Popular Halloween Candy in America

CandyStore.com was able to determine America's favorite Halloween candy—and it's not what you'd expect!

After gathering 12 years of data of Halloween candy sales, CandyStore.com released their annual map of the most popular Halloween candy in America. Not only that, but this company even released the top Halloween candy for every single state! So what's the most popular Halloween candy for the country? It's Skittles!

Skittles is the most popular Halloween candy

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That's right—between 12 years of sales data from CandyStore.com (a company that delivers bulk candy to retailers and distributors across the country), they found Skittles to be the top sold candy of them all. CandyStore.com evaluates their sales data particularly around the months leading up to Halloween, making sure that the top candies favorited by America are truly the favorites for this spooky holiday. In previous years, Candy Corn was actually rated as the best Halloween candy of all time, but Skittles has snagged the top spot!

Here's the official lineup of the top 10 Halloween candies in America:

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

In an effort to appease the little goblins and ghouls that hit the streets trick-or-treating on Halloween, they made sure to point out which candy is the best of the best every year with their findings. So if you plan on impressing the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood this Halloween, you may want to snag a bulk bag of Skittles or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for your candy bowl!

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Every state also has a favorite candy

Along with concluding the top Halloween candy for the country, CandyStore.com also used their data to determine which candy is popular for every single state.

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

CandyStore.com says that the amount of sales from Halloween candy this year is predicted to be about $2.6 billion, and 95 percent of households will buy candy for Halloween this year.

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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in recipe development, food, and diet coverage. Read more
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