America’s favorite Halloween candy by state

Ohio loves Milky Way.


COLUMBUS (WCMH) – 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 Ohio prefer a certain type of candy more than others. conducted a survey of 40,000 people to determine which candies were popular in different states.

The most popular Halloween candy in Ohio is Milky Way. The only other state to love the candy is Colorado.

As far as the most popular Halloween candy, that goes to Candy Corn. 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 Columbia: Twix

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