I have to admit I am a sucker for Milky Way Simply Carmels. Even though I love them, they are not #1, by far.

Can you believe we are just two weeks away from Halloween? Yes, soon the little ghouls and goblins will be banging on your front door, yelling "trick or treat' for some tasty sweets.

Did you ever wonder what is the favorite candy that kids love? The answer differs state by state.

Influenster conducted a poll of 40,000 candy lovers form each of the 50 states to determine each state’s favorite Halloween candy.

  • #1 overall nationwide Halloween Candy was: Candy Corn
  • #1 in Illinois: Snickers Bars
  • #1 in Wisconsin: Laffy Taffy

Influenster says that a total of 30 candies were included on the survey. Of those thirty Halloween treats, only one cookie was included: the Oreo.

By the way grandma's "ribbon candy" (Yuk!) did not make the list.

Complete Top Halloween Candy Favorites by State:

Alabama – AirHeads
Alaska – Snickers
Arizona – Toblerone
Arkansas – Skittles
California – Lifesavers
Colorado – Milky Way
Connecticut – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Delaware – 3 Musketeers
District of Columbia – Twix
Florida – Nestlé Crunch
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

So, do you have a favorite Halloween candy?


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