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Every state’s favorite Halloween candy, according to online shopping data

(NEXSTAR) What kinds of Halloween candy can you expect to get stuck in your molars this year? Well, it may depend on where you live.

A recent study from Candystore.com, an online candy retailer specializing in bulk, offers new insight into the most popular types of Halloween candy in every state, from the chocolate-covered coastlines of California and Florida to the sweet and sour plains. Nebraska and South Dakota. As expected, most major candy brands were well represented, but at least a few surprise contenders did “much better” than expected, according to the online retailer.

To come up with this year’s results, analysts at Candystore.com relied on 14 years of sales data, focusing primarily on bulk candy sales in the months leading up to Halloween. This data, supplemented with statistics from major manufacturers and distributors, was then used to determine the most popular Halloween candy in America, as well as the three most popular candies in each state.

According to the study, the country as a whole appears to prefer Reese’s Cups over all other brands. Skittles, M&M’s, Starburst, and (perhaps surprisingly) Hot Tamales rounded out the top five.


However, the retailer’s case-by-case breakdown paints a slightly different picture, with six states favoring Reese’s Cups, Starburst and Sour Patch Kids. On the other hand, one country in particular appears to have bought a lot of Lemonheads, in relation to the rest of the nation.

A full list of every state’s favorite Halloween candy can be found below – according to Candystore.com.

Alabama starburst
Alaska sour patch kids
Arizona hot tamales
Arkansas Jolly Ranchers
California Reese’s Cups
Colorado Hershey’s Kisses
Connecticut Almond Delight
Delaware Skittles
Florida Reese’s Cups
Georgia Swedish fish
Hawaii Hershey’s mini bar
Idaho starburst
Illinois sour patch kids
Indiana starburst
Yeah M & M’s
kansas Reese’s Cups
Kentucky Reese’s Cups
Louisiana lemon heads
who sour patch kids
Maryland Hershey’s Kisses
Massachusetts sour patch kids
Michigan starburst
Minnesota Tootsie Pops
Mississippi 3 knights
Missouri Milky Way
Montana Double gum
Nebraska sour patch kids
Nevada Hershey’s 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 bar
Rhode Island Twix
South Carolina butter stick
South Dakota starburst
Tennessee Tootsie Pops
Texas starburst
Utah Tootsie Pops
Vermont Skittles
Virginia hot tamales
Washington DC M & M’s
Washington Tootsie Pops
West Virginia Hershey’s mini bar
Wisconsin butter stick
Wyoming Reese’s Cups

In addition, 14 states preferred candy corn as the second or third most popular purchase, lending further credence to the idea that Some people actually eat this stuff.

Additional information about this year’s study, along with an interactive map, can be found on the website Candystore.com.

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