Halloween candy favorites differ by state


Halloween is almost here and stores are stocking their shelves with candy. Sweets will make 94.3 percent of Halloween purchases in the US this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

However, many residents in Kansas prefer a certain type of candy more than others. Influenster.com conducted a survey of 40,000 people to determine which candies were popular in different states.

The most popular Halloween candy in Kansas is Twizzlers. Candy corn is the most popular in the country, according to the survey. Other states to love the candy include: Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming. The sweet is so popular that it has it’s own national holiday on October 30.

Here is a look on each state’s favorite 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 Columbai: Twix

Here’s a list of the healthiest and unhealthiest candy

For the Healthy treats

  • Hershey’s Dark Chocolate
  • Smarties
  • Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter cups

While the unhealthiest candies are

  • Fun Dip
  • Candy Corn
  • Take 5
  • Rainbow Nerds