This Map Shows the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each State

This Map Shows the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each State

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 13, 2017
(Image credit: Anne Wolfe Postic)

Most of us grew up learning about things that our state is known for, like the state bird, flower, and tree. But did you know states have favorite Halloween candies too? This map will not only show you which candies come out on top in your state, but also how many pounds of it are consumed each year.

There's everything from Swedish Fish and Skittles to Tootsie Roll Pops and candy corn (over 146,000 pounds each year in Michigan).

Want to see how your state ranks? Well, right this way.


This fun interactive map over at pops up each state's favorite candy snacks. What I found to be most entertaining about this map is that it feels pretty spot on with all the different places I've lived.

There were a few states that felt a little odd to me. For instance, Louisiana is getting a sugar high from Lemonheads, an all but archaic treat for kids these days (at least where I currently live). North Dakota and Indiana eat Hot Tamales like they're going out of style, something that I'm not sure I'd include in my Halloween treat basket to hand out. How many tiny tots are into spicy snacks?

In case anyone is worried that this is merely superficial data that only covers a single Halloween season, the data actually spans a full 10 years. So, although something might be more trendy year to year, the basics always prevail.

What's your state's favorite candy? Do you think it's accurate? Let us know in the comments!

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