Most Popular Halloween Candy by State — and Favorite 100 Calorie Candy Options

Most Popular Halloween Candy by State -- and Favorite 100 Calorie Candy Options |


Have you purchased your Halloween candy yet? If so… which sweet treats did you choose? Have you ever wondered which candies are most popular in your state? We’ve found the answer.

Standing alongside at least 10 others at Costco this morning, trying to determine the which megapack Halloween candy to buy, I began observing the choices of my fellow shoppers before grabbing what has become my always, every year standby of M&Ms, Snickers, Reeses, and Kit Kats.

It can be a bit confusing. This candy… or that? And the question begs… does it even matter?

No, of course.

But you’re staring at thousands upon thousands of tiny little candy bars. And truthfully, you don’t want ANY leftovers. Although I might add — they freeze really well and make nice treats in brown bag lunches if you end up like we do every year and over-buy.


Most Popular Halloween Candy by State -- and Favorite 100 Calorie Candy Options |


The question remains then: which candy is the most popular?

Influenster, a retail review website and online community of two million shoppers, conducted a survey of their influencers to answer that question and broke down their findings in a state-by-state rating. Interesting trends they found:

“The candy that pulled the highest total number of votes turned out to be Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It was one of only three candies (the other two were Kit Kat and Butterfinger) to be voted top treats by every single state in the U.S.”

“The candy of choice in the most number of states this year turned out to be the polarizing Halloween staple— Candy corn.”

So — for those still needing to buy candy, you might be interested in which sweet treats rate highest in your state. And by the way… Washington’s favorite candy (my home state), I’ve never heard of it. Of course, I’m now on a quest to find some. Do you agree with your states #1 pick?

State-by-State #1 Candy

Alabama – AirHeads

Alaska – Snickers

Arizona – Toblerone

Arkansas – Skittles

California – Lifesavers

Colorado – Milky Way

Connecticut – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Delaware – 3 Musketeers

Florida – Nestlé Crunch Bar

Georgia – Pixy Stix

Hawaii – 100 Grand Bar

Idaho – Butterfinger

Illinois – Snickers

Indiana – Reese’s Pieces

Iowa – Twix

Kansas – Twizzlers

Kentucky – Whoppers

Louisiana – Swedish Fish

Maine – Starburst

Maryland – Almond Joy

Massachusetts – Starburst

Michigan – M&M’s

Minnesota – 100 Grand Bar

Mississippi – Hershey’s Kisses

Missouri – Hershey’s Kisses

Montana – Kit Kat Bar

Nebraska – Skittles

Nevada – Jolly Ranchers

New Hampshire – Tootsie Rolls

New Jersey – Sour Patch Kids

New Mexico – 3 Musketeers

New York – Sweet Tarts

North Carolina – Butterfinger

North Dakota – Sour Patch Kids

Ohio – Milky Way

Oklahoma – M&M’s

Oregon – Candy corn

Pennsylvania – Swedish Fish

Rhode Island – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

South Carolina – Candy corn

South Dakota – Laffy Taffy

Tennessee – Candy corn

Texas – Candy corn

Utah – Nerds

Vermont – Almond Joy

Virginia – Reese’s Pieces

Washington – AirHeads

West Virginia – Oreos

Wisconsin – Laffy Taffy

Wyoming – Candy corn

District of Columbia – Twix

Fun Size Candy Calories Chart

Almond Joy – 80 calories

Baby Ruth – 85 calories

Butterfinger – 85 calories

Candy Corn – 13 pieces = 97.5 calories

Heath Bar – 77 calories

Hershey’s Bar – 67 calories

Kit Kat – 70 calories

M&M’s – 18 pieces = 73 calories

Peanut M&M’s – 8 pieces = 90 calories

Milky Way – 80 calories

Mounds – 80 calories

Mr. Goodbar – 90 calories

Nestle’s Crunch – 60 calories

PayDay – 90 calories

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup – 110 calories

Skittles – 80 calories

Snickers – 80 calories

3 Musketeers – 63 calories

Twix – 80 calories

Whoppers – 100 calories

York Peppermint Patty – 60 calories


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