's Most Popular Halloween Candy by State

Halloween is just a few weeks away now and that means it’s time to talk candy. Halloween candy sales are expected to reach about $2.6-Billion this year, with 95% of households buying treats. Of course, everyone has their own favorites, but what do you buy for the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood? The candy data team at has once again crunched the numbers based on 12 years of sales to figure out the most popular Halloween candy in each state and the findings are kind of all over the place this year.

The top candies by state include:

(Check out the entire list here)

  • California - Skittles
  • Connecticut - Milky Way
  • Florida - Skittles
  • Georgia - Jolly Ranchers
  • Illinois - Kit Kat
  • Maryland - Reese’s Cups
  • New Jersey - Tootsie Pops
  • New York - Hot Tamales
  • Oregon - Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • Pennsylvania - Hershey’s Mini Bars
  • Virginia - Hot Tamales
  • Washington - Salt Water Taffy
  • Washington, D.C. - Tootsie Pops also calculated the Top 10 Halloween candies in the U.S.:

  1. Skittles
  2. Reese’s 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

Source: Food and Wine

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