Monday, December 4, 2023

What is the most popular Halloween candy in California?

What types of hardened candy residue will your child’s dentist scrape off their teeth at the next visit?

Well, it might depend on where you live., an online candy retailer specializing in wholesale and bulk orders, aims to determine the “most popular” Halloween candies in each state, based on most of the past 16 year of company sales data in the months leading up to Halloween. Distributors and manufacturers working with also “chip in” to provide additional statistics, according to CandyStore analysts.

The retailer found that the most popular Halloween candy in California is M&Ms, followed by Reese’s Cups and Skittles.

While the top candies vary from state to state, CandyStore estimates that Reese’s Cups, M&Ms and Hot Tamales are the three “most popular” candies overall (and in that order) based on sales per pound between 2007 and 2022.

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See below for the “most popular” candies in each state, as determined by

state Top Candy 2nd Place 3rd Place
Alabama Skittles Starburst Hershey’s Mini Bars
Alaska Twix Sour Patch Kids Milky Way
Arizona Hershey Kisses Hot Tamales Smiles
Arkansas Butterfinger Jolly Ranchers It’s M&M
California It’s M&M Reese’s cups Skittles
Colorado Milky Way Hershey Kisses Twix
Connecticut Almond Joy Milky Way It’s M&M
Delaware Sour Patch Kids Skittles Life Savers
Florida Reese’s cups Skittles Hot Tamales
Georgia Jolly Ranchers Swedish Fish Reese’s cups
Hawaii Hershey’s Mini Bars Skittles Butterfinger
Idaho Smiles Starburst Candy Corn
Illinois Sour Patch Kids Kit Kat Starburst
Indiana Starburst Hot Tamales Jolly Ranchers
Iowa Reese’s cups It’s M&M Hershey’s Mini Bars
Kansas It’s M&M Sour Patch Kids Reese’s cups
Kentucky Reese’s cups Hot Tamales Swedish Fish
Louisiana Lemonheads Reese’s cups Blow Pops
Maine Sour Patch Kids Candy Corn Starburst
Maryland Hershey Kisses Hershey’s Mini Bars Reese’s cups
Massachusetts Butterfinger Sour Patch Kids Double Bubble Gum
Michigan Starburst Candy Corn Butterfinger
Minnesota Hot Tamales Tootsie Pops Skittles
Mississippi 3 Musketeers Smiles Butterfinger
Missouri Almond Joy Milky Way Hot Tamales
Montana Twix It’s M&M Double Bubble Gum
Nebraska Sour Patch Kids Salt Water Taffy Twix
Nevada Hershey’s Mini Bars Hot Tamales Hershey Kisses
New Hampshire Reese’s cups It’s M&M Starburst
New Jersey Tootsie Pops It’s M&M Skittles
New Mexico Hot Tamales Candy Corn Hershey’s Mini Bars
New York Sour Patch Kids Hot Tamales Candy Corn
North Carolina It’s M&M Reese’s cups Hershey’s Mini Bars
North Dakota Hot Tamales Candy Corn Jolly Ranchers
Ohio Blow Pops It’s M&M Starburst
Oklahoma Skittles Double Bubble Gum Smiles
Oregon It’s M&M Reese’s cups Candy Corn
Pennsylvania Hershey’s Mini Bars It’s M&M Skittles
Rhode Island It’s M&M Twix Candy Corn
South Carolina Skittles Butterfinger Candy Corn
South Dakota Starburst Jolly Ranchers Candy Corn
Tennessee Tootsie Pops Salt Water Taffy Skittles
Texas Sour Patch Kids Reese’s cups Starburst
Utah Candy Corn Tootsie Pops It’s M&M
Vermont It’s M&M Skittles Milky Way
Virginia Butterfinger It’s M&M Hot Tamales
DC It’s M&M Tootsie Pops Blow Pops
Washington Tootsie Pops Salt Water Taffy It’s M&M
West Virginia Hershey’s Mini Bars Blow Pops Hot Tamales
Wisconsin Butterfinger Hot Tamales Starburst
Wyoming Reese’s cups Salt Water Taffy Double Bubble Gum

Whichever candy becomes the most popular in your neck of the woods, there’s likely to be plenty to go around: The National Retail Federation estimates consumer spending on Halloween candy will reach an estimated $3.6 billion by 2023 — about half of a billion more than in 2022.

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