The National Retail Federation is estimating that shoppers will spend $2.6 billion on Halloween candy in 2018. So with that in mind, our friends over at CandyStore.com gathered up 11 years of candy data to create a map of 2018’s most popular Halloween candy in America by state to see which states to avoid when trick-or-treating.
First up, some Halloween candy quick facts…
• 179 million Americans celebrate Halloween.
• Nearly 1/4 of all Halloween purchases are made online.
• Among those who celebrate Halloween, 95% will purchase candy.
• They will spend about $27 on average.
• In Oregon, full-sized candy bars are the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive.
• Over 50% of parents stash some Halloween candy to enjoy later in the year.
To see which candy is the favorite in your and other states, just hover over the map below to see each state’s top three most popular Halloween candies.
Plus, as you will see, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Alabama, Rhode Island, and Michigan still haven’t come to their senses and figured out that candy corn completely sucks. Which is made even worse by the fact that in addition to those states choosing candy corn for the second year in a row as their fave, Iowa went and joined them! On the plus side, South Carolina finally got smart and chose Skittles over those orange and yellow abominations this year.
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I don’t even know what to say about Nebraska and Washington this year. Salt water taffy? Did we get transported back to the 1920s? And Connecticut? Still with the Almond Joy love? Yeesh.
To view a state-by-state data table, and read more about the favorite Halloween candies for each state, visit CandyStore.com.
View 2017’s favorite Halloween candy by state here.