The Most Popular Halloween Candy In Each State Shows That Some Of You Don’t Know Shit About Candy

by 3 years ago

Most people are all about the costumes when it comes to Halloween. That’s fun I guess, if you like doling out $120 for an outfit you’ll wear for five hours, then puke on it and never wear again. For the practical individual, Halloween is all about the candy. It’s the only time of the year when you can buy a 10-pound sack of assorted chocolates and nobody judges you. However with so many confection options, one must choose very carefully because there’s a lot of shitty candy out there. Let’s see how well each state knows their candy in this nifty infomap.

The Influenster website, a site that does product reviews, polled over 40,000 users to find out which is the most popular Halloween candy in all 50 states. The online survey, which was conducted at the end of September, had a total of 30 different candies.


The candy that was loved in the most states was sadly candy corn with five states and 1,236 votes. What were you thinking Oregon, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina? Did you not understand that you were supposed to pick the best Halloween candy and not the most iconic Halloween candy? This inexcusable. You should all feel bad. Everyone from these disappointing states, I want you to go to your room and think about your actions and how you can improve upon them next year.

The candy that received the most votes overall (4,348) was yummy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. The chocolate peanut buttery goodness was especially popular in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Meanwhile Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups’ cousin, Reese’s Pieces, was beloved by Indiana and Virginia.

Sadly, only two states picked the far-and-away best Halloween candy – Snickers. There’s no debating this. You either know that Snickers is the best Halloween candy of all-time or you are a Nazi-sympathizer.

However with that being said, I can’t knock anyone who chose the delectable candy/cookie combination of Twix like the District of Columbia and Iowa did.

Hawaii and Minnesota know the secret that the 100 Grand Bar is definitely an underrated candy bar. Maryland also made a fine selection by picking the coconut-filled Almond Joy.

Georgia can’t get enough sugar fast enough with their selection of Pixy Stix. Why don’t you just mainline a 5-pound bag of sugar to save time and all that digestion nonsense.

Mississippi and Missouri both selected Hershey’s Kisses, which is a horrible pick. It’s just a turd of waxy chocolate, and it’s so small. Idiots.

West Virginia thought outside the box and went with the only cookie selection on the list and selected Oreos.

As far as fruit candy, Maine and Massachusetts made the right call with Starburst. Second fruit pick would have to be Swedish Fish like Pennsylvania and Louisiana did. Hopefully it’s the variety pack and not only the red ones because sometimes I want a yellow or green flavor. I throw away the orange ones cause I’m a fancy man like that.

If you’re going down the fruit path, I can’t knock Arkansas and Nebraska for choosing Skittles.

I guess if you want to look like a cow chewing cud then you could select AirHeads like Washington and Alabama or Laffy Taffy like South Dakota and Wisconsin.

California you suck… Lifesavers.

Damn Arizona, ya’ll some boushie motherfuckers with your Toblerone.


Here’s the complete list:

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
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 Columbia – Twix

At least nobody had the audacity to pick Now And Laters, Necco Wafers or a box of raisins. If any states had selected any of those it would be cause for them to be forced to leave the Union.

[Mashable]


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