This is the most popular Halloween candy in every state
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Fact: Halloween candy tastes way better than regular candy, whether it's chocolate, lollipops, candy corn, or gummies. And while I'm a die-hard Reese's Cup fan (it's the best candy, end of story), a recent survey revealed that your trick-or-treat preferences could actually depend on where you live.
CandyStore.com examined 12 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy in every state. From Twix in Alaska to Skittles in Florida, people's tastes were different state to state. But some candies reigned supreme—the retailer also reported that Skittles was the top Halloween candy for the entire U.S. The fruity candy was followed by Reese's Cups, M&Ms, Snickers, and Starbursts.
Below are the results for each state, along with how to get your hands on your favorite sweet treat before October 31.
The state-by-state breakdown
Alabama: Hershey's Minis
Arizona: Hot Tamales
Connecticut: Milky Way
Georgia: Jolly Ranchers
Idaho: Candy Corn
Illinois: Kit Kat
Indiana: Hot Tamales
Iowa: Candy Corn
Kansas: Reese's Cups
Kentucky: Swedish Fish
Maine: Sour Patch Kids
Maryland: Reese's Cups
Missouri: Milky Way
Montana: Dubble Bubble
Nebraska: Salt Water Taffy
Nevada: Candy Corn
New Hampshire: Starburst
New Jersey: Tootsie Pops
New Mexico: Candy Corn
New York: Hot Tamales
North Carolina: Reese's Cups
North Dakota: Candy Corn
Oklahoma: Dubble Bubble
Oregon: Reese's Cups
Pennsylvania: Hershey's Minis
Rhode Island: Twix
South Carolina: Skittles
South Dakota: Starburst
Tennessee: Tootsie Pops
Texas: Reese's Cups
Utah: Jolly Ranchers
Virginia: Hot Tamales
Washington: Salt Water Taffy
West Virginia: Blow Pops
Wyoming: Salt Water Taffy
When is the best time to buy Halloween candy?
While the post-Halloween sales are a no-brainer, if you want to stock up on candy prior to Fright Night, experts recommend buying it four days before Halloween. In 2018, that's when the median cost was its lowest at $1.94 per unit.
Whatever you do, don't wait until the day before—according to sales data, on October 30, the median cost jumped 80 cents up to $2.75 per unit. That's almost double the price on October 27.
How to buy your state's favorite candy before Halloween
You don't have to wait in long lines at the grocery store to load up on your state's most popular candy (or whichever sweet treat you prefer). Thanks to Amazon, all you have to do is click "Add to Cart."
Get the Butterfinger Jumbo Party Bag for $19.93
Get Brach's Candy Corn Treat Packs for $7.99
Get the Hershey's Miniatures Party Bag for $9.98
Get the Hot Tamales Bulk 4.5 Lb Bag for $17.04
Get the Jolly Rancher Bulk Halloween Bag for $10.48
Get the Lemonhead 150-Count Tub for $11.18
Salt Water Taffy
Get the Taffy Town Assorted Gourmet Salt Water Taffy for $20.74
Sour Patch Kids
Get the Sour Patch Kids Treat Size Bag for $13.13
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.