Halloween 2019: Most Popular Candy by State Revealed

The top Halloween Candy by state has been revealed in a report by CandyStore.com. The online sweet vendors gathered 12 years of data and put together an interactive map detailing the three most popular kinds of candy in each state.

The top 10 most popular Halloween candies in the U.S. are Skittles, Reese's Cups, M&M's, Snickers, Starburst, Candy Corn, Hot Tamales, Tootsie Pops, Sour Patch Kids, and Hershey's, in that order.

Skittles, as the most popular candy in the U.S., is loved especially in California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Minnesota, and South Carolina. Reese's Cups are popular in Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas. M&M's are popular in Ohio and Vermont.

The list of the best Halloween candy should help shoppers decide which candies to give out to trick-or-treaters. If you want to know which candy to avoid giving out, CandyStore.com has also compiled a list of the 10 worst candies for Halloween.

While Candy Corn made number six on the best Halloween candy, it also took the number one spot of the worst candy. Either way, Candy Corn is definitely the most controversial candy of Halloween.

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CandyStore.com named Skittles the most popular candy for Halloween 2019. Otto Greule Jr./Getty

Here is a list of the most popular candy by state, according to Candy Store:

  • Alabama: Hershey's Mini Bars, Candy Corn, Tootsie Pops
  • Alaska: Twix, Blow Pops, Milky Way
  • Arizona: Hot Tamales, Snickers, Hershey Kisses
  • Arkansas: Skittles, Jolly Ranchers, Butterfinger
  • California: Skittles, M&M's, Reese's Cups
  • Colorado: Twix, Hershey Kisses, Milky Way
  • Connecticut: Milky Way, Almond Joy, M&M's
  • DC: Tootsie Pops, M&M's, Blow Pops
  • Delaware: Skittles, Candy Corn, Life Savers
  • Florida: Skittles, Snickers, Reese's Cups
  • Georgia: Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish, Hershey Kisses
  • Hawaii: Skittles, Hershey's Mini Bars, Butterfinger
  • Idaho: Candy Corn, Starburst, Snickers
  • Illinois: Kit Kat, Sour Patch Kids, Snickers
  • Indiana: Hot Tamales, Starburst, Jolly Ranchers
  • Iowa: Candy Corn, M&M's, Reese's Cups
  • Kansas: Reese's Cups, M&M's, Snickers
  • Kentucky: Swedish Fish, Tootsie Pops, Reese's Cups
  • Louisiana: Lemonheads, Reese's Cups, Blow Pops
  • Massachusetts: Butterfinger, Sour Patch Kids, Dubble Bubble Gum
  • Maryland: Reese's Cups, Milky Way, Hershey Kisses
  • Maine: Sour Patch Kids, Starburst, M&M's
  • Michigan: Starburst, Candy Corn, Skittles
  • Minnesota: Skittles, Tootsie Pops, Candy Corn
  • Missouri: Milky Way, Dubble Bubble Gum, Almond Joy
  • Mississippi: Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Butterfinger
  • Montana: Dubble Bubble Gum, M&M's, Twix
  • North Carolina: Reese's Cups, M&M's, Snickers
  • North Dakota: Candy Corn, Hot Tamales, Jolly Ranchers
  • Nebraska: Salt Water Taffy, Sour Patch Kids, Twix
  • New Hampshire: Starburst, M&M's, Snickers
  • New Jersey: Tootsie Pops, Skittles, M&M's
  • New Mexico: Candy Corn, Jolly Ranchers, Milky Way
  • Nevada: Candy Corn, Hershey Kisses, Tootsie Pops
  • New York: Hot Tamales, Sour Patch Kids, Candy Corn
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Candy Corn is one of the most popular candies for Halloween 2019. H. Armstrong Roberts/Getty
  • Ohio: M&M's, Starburst, Blow Pops
  • Oklahoma: Dubble Bubble Gum, Snickers, Skittles
  • Oregon: Reese's Cups, M&M's, Candy Corn
  • Pennsylvania: Hershey's Mini Bars, Skittles, M&M's
  • Rhode Island: Twix, M&M's, Candy Corn
  • South Carolina: Skittles, Candy Corn, Butterfinger
  • South Dakota: Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, Candy Corn
  • Tennessee: Tootsie Pops, Skittles, Salt Water Taffy
  • Texas: Reese's Cups, Starburst, Sour Patch Kids
  • Utah: Jolly Ranchers, Tootsie Pops, Candy Corn
  • Virginia: Hot Tamales, Snickers, Tootsie Pops
  • Vermont: M&M's, Skittles, Milky Way
  • Washington: Salt Water Taffy, Tootsie Pops, Skittles
  • West Virginia: Blow Pops, Milky Way, Hershey's Mini Bars
  • Wisconsin: Starburst, Butterfinger, Hot Tamales
  • Wyoming: Salt Water Taffy, Reese's Cups, Dubble Bubble Gum
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