Here's What America Thinks Is The Best Halloween Candy

With the wide range of candy available for purchase worldwide, everyone naturally has their favorites. From sour variations of sweets like Skittles and Lemonheads to chocolate confections like Snickers and Milky Way, there's something for every sweet tooth. While this wide range of options is great for consumers, it can make picking out only a few choices for trick-or-treaters pretty hard. After all, it would be pretty awkward to have a kid look in your bowl on Halloween night and say "no thanks," especially considering that families have been trick-or-treating in the U.S. since the 1930s (via Smithsonian Magazine).

With the price of candy at an all-time high according to CNBC (and some variety packs climbing up to $17 a pop), it'd be a shame to waste money on candy no one will like. Well, with a new discovery by bulk candy supplier, you might never have to waste a dime on the Halloween season again (or, the candy anyway). The retailer compiled some hard data using past purchase trends and was able to figure out every state's most popular Halloween candy. And now that you know America's preference, you'll at least be able to appease the majority of costume-clad children.

The chocolate lovers strike again

With things returning to relative normalcy compared to past Halloweens affected by the pandemic, many people are back to going all in on the spooky season. Sales of candy have already risen by half a billion dollars since 2020 according to Statista. So, if you really want to impress this year, stocking up on plenty of America's favorite candy is a great start.

If that's your plan, is one potential solution. The bulk candy supplier has been delivering candy all around the country for the past 15 years, and in an effort to discover which candy Americans liked best, the retailer looked at its own numbers. Using data from its past years in operation between 2007 to 2021, the supplier took a special look at purchases done around the Halloween season. The results of the data collection included a breakdown of not only America's most-ordered candy but the most popular Halloween candy in every state, too. 

The title of favorite candy varies by region, but the overall king of candies for the entire United States is the iconic Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. While some states like Texas and Indiana prefer Starbursts and New York has a special love for Sour Patch Kids, the chocolate-peanut butter combo reigns supreme. Now you just have to avoid the most hated Halloween candy in America and you'll be all set for the festivities.