Favorite Halloween candy by state: What your trick-or-treater will tote home

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Favorite Halloween candy by state: What your trick-or-treater will tote home

Parents in the Northeast should expect to find lots of sour candies when scavenging through their little trick-or-treaters’ bags. Parents on the West Coast are in better luck if they are chocoholics. And it should be no huge surprise that families in North Dakota appreciate the body-warming properties of their favorite candy, Hot Tamales.


This sweet information comes from CandyStore.com, which just released an interactive map of the best-selling Halloween candies in each of the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia!) based on 10 years of data.

Source: CandyStore.com.

Here’s how families around the country like to satisfy their sugar craving:

Alabama: Candy corn

Alaska: Twix

Arizona: Snickers

Arkansas: Jolly Ranchers

California: M&Ms

Colorado: Milky Way

Connecticut: Almond Joy

D.C.: M&Ms

Delaware: Lifesavers

Florida: Skittles

Georgia: Swedish Fish

Hawaii: Skittles

Idaho: Candy Corn

Illinois: Sour Patch Kids

Indiana: Hot Tamales

Iowa: Reese’s

Kansas: Reese’s

Kentucky: Tootsie Pops

Louisiana: Lemonhead

Maine: Sour Patch Kids

Maryland: Milky Way

Massachusetts: Sour Patch Kids

Michigan: Candy Corn

Minnesota: Tootsie Pops

Mississippi: 3 Musketeers

Missouri: Milky Way

Montana: Double Bubble

Nebraska: Sour Patch Kids

Nevada: Hershey’s Kisses

New Hampshire: Snickers

New Jersey: Skittles

New Mexico: Candy Corn

New York: Sour Patch Kids

North Carolina: M&Ms

North Dakota: Hot Tamales

Ohio: Blow Pops

Oklahoma: Snickers

Oregon: Reese’s

Pennsylvania: M&Ms

Rhode Island: Candy Corn

South Carolina: Candy Corn

South Dakota: Starbursts

Tennessee: Tootsie Pops

Texas: Starbursts

Utah: Jolly Ranchers

Vermont: Milky Way

Virginia: Snickers

Washington: Tootsie Pops

West Virginia: Double Bubble

Wisconsin: Starbursts

Wyoming: Reese’s

With shoppers preparing to drop an estimated $2.7 billion on Halloween candy, that sure buys a lot of M&Ms and Starbursts—so just be sure to limit yourself during those late-night raids of your kid’s trick-or-treating loot. ?

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