This Is America’s Favorite Halloween Candy

Read next

It’s about time to start stocking up on your trick-or-treating supplies and it may have you guessing at America’s most popular Halloween candy. The folks at have used their sales from the last 11 years to come up with the most beloved candy across the country by state, and the results may surprise you.

Think you know your state’s top selling sweet treat? Keep reading to see America’s top five faves!

1. Skittles

Skittles comes in at number one, taking the crown for America's sweet tooth every October! Specifically, this round and sweet candy is a favorite of California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and South Carolina––where we assume residents can't help but taste the rainbow.

2. M&M's

North Carolina, Washington D.C. and Ohio all favor this Halloween staple—chocolate M&Ms. For D.C, this is no surprise as M&Ms have been the favorite candy of our nation's capital for the last three years running!

3. Snickers

Snickers satisfies tons of people in Arizona and Florida, the two states where the candy is most popular. Candy Store reports over 1.6 million pounds of Snickers are purchased over the course of the Halloween season!

4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Texas, Oregon, Kansas and Wyoming pack away Reese's Peanut Butter Cups once Halloween rolls around! These four combined states purchased over 1.4 million pounds of the delicious peanut butter and chocolate candy of our dreams over the last 11 years. 

5. Starburst

Rounding out the top five, Starburst reigns supreme in New Hampshire and South Dakota. Dakotans have kept with their fave candy yet again this year, while residents in New Hampshire have kicked Snickers to the curb, the Granite State's fave from last year.

The Favorites in Your State

Were you surprised see that candy corn wasn't in the top five? Well, you'll have to check out the remainder of the top 10 over at Candy Store! When you're there, you'll be able to click on your home state and see the top three fave candy choices for where you live—and maybe even work up a little sweet tooth, too.

––Karly Wood

Feature Photo: Rawpixels via Unsplash



How to Let Your Kids Enjoy Their Halloween Candy without Feeling Like a Bad Parent

This App Is a Sneaky Trick-or-Treat GPS for Houses with the Best Halloween Candy

The Best Not-So-Scary Halloween Picks for Kids on Netflix