Candystore.com just released a revealing, top secret file that lists top Halloween candies state-by-state. The document projects $1.7 billion will be spent on trick-or-treat candies.
California’s most popular Halloween candy has changed this year. The birthplace of Jelly Belly’s has more of an affinity for the M&M’s than jelly beans or last year’s top candy, salt water taffy. Hmm. M, Mickey. M, Mouse. …M&M’s. Coincidence? I think not. Over 1.5 million pounds of M&M’s don’t lie. Californians prefer melting in mouths over melting in their hands.
Colorado’s most popular Halloween candy has changed this year. Last year, Twix ruled the mountains of Colorado. Now Milky Way has overtaken the lead. Given recent changes in consumption habits surrounding sweets in Colorado, we would not be surprised to see further changes in the coming years. Stay tuned in the Mile HIGH city, but for now offer your trick-or-treaters Milky Ways and Twix.
Georgians love to fish. Deep sea fishing of the coast of Savannah and in the many lakes surrounding Atlanta and other areas. They fish for Atlantic fish and Georgian fish, and they eat Swedish Fish. Over 130k pounds of Swedish Fish, last year’s top candy as well. Making waves are Jolly Ranchers, the new #3 candy in Georgia, supplanting Lemonheads.
Hawaii’s most popular Halloween candy has changed this year. Hershey’s Kisses has fallen from the top spot and made way for a new champion of the Pacific Island. It’s no surprise that the people of this gorgeous island want to taste the rainbow. Skittles is the new champion with over 265k pounds consumed. Also, did you know the east-to-west Hawaii is the widest state?!
King (candy) corn reigns in Idaho, just like last year. Home of beautiful mountains, and of course potatoes, Idahoans love their candy corn for Halloween. Second place goes to Starburst.
In Vegas they love shiny things. That must be why Hershey’s Kisses do so well in Nevada on Halloween. They are again the #1 most popular Halloween candy, with over 322,000 pounds consumed. Candy corn is not far behind and Skittles rainbow is still shining over the #3 spot.
New York is our kinda town! And state. That must be what those Sour Patch Kids say, because they are getting consumed at a pace over 200,000 pounds around Halloween time. Candy corn and Reese Cups finish of the top 3. Be careful with trick-or-treaters in Manhattan, those street wise cats don’t mess around if you don’t have Sour Patch Kids!
(The site has a complete list.)