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The Top-Selling Halloween Candies in Every State Over the Past 14 Years

Thanks to Halloween, October is a huge candy month.  Yesterday, there was a report on the candies each state is “obsessed with” based on Google searches.  Now there’s actual sales data.

CandyStore.com reviewed candy purchases from the past 14 years, and put together a ranking of the top three candies in every state.  Of course, people buy candy for a lot of reasons throughout the year . . . so they focused on the months leading up to Halloween.

Here’s the Top 10 overall . . . along with the states where it was the top seller:

1.  Reese’s Cups . . . #1 in:  California, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Wyoming.

2.  Skittles . . . #1 in:  Delaware, Oklahoma, and Vermont.

3.  M&M’s . . . #1 in:  Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, and D.C.

4.  Starburst . . . #1 in:  Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, South Dakota, and Texas.

5.  Hot Tamales . . . #1 in:  Arizona, North Dakota, and Virginia.

6.  Sour Patch Kids . . . #1 in:  Alaska, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and New York.

7.  Hershey Kisses . . . #1 in:  Colorado, Maryland, and Nevada.

8.  Snickers . . . Despite the ranking, Snickers wasn’t the top-seller in any state.

9.  Tootsie Pops . . . #1 in:  Minnesota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington.

10.  Candy Corn . . . #1 in:  Our hearts.  (???)  Kidding.  It wasn’t #1 in any state.

Outside the Top 10:  Hershey’s Mini Bars are #1 in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia . . . Jolly Ranchers are popular in Arkansas and New Mexico . . . Butterfinger is tops in South Carolina and Wisconsin.

Connecticut buys Almond Joy . . . Mississippi buys 3 Musketeers . . . Missouri purchases Milky Way . . . Rhode Island loads up on Twix . . . and Louisiana is still into Lemonheads . . . while Georgia is all about Swedish Fish.

It’s unclear if typical gum was included as a candy, but Montana’s #1 is Dubble Bubble Gum . . . and in Ohio, people dig Blow Pops.

(Hit up CandyStore.com to see a map with the Top Three in each state.)



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