This time of the year symbolizes pumpkin decorating, horror movies, costume parties, but most famously of all; candy! The National Retail Federation predicts that the US will spend $2.6 billion on candy this Halloween season. Children everywhere nationwide will get dressed up for the season and go all around neighborhoods looking for the house with the best candy; but what is the best candy?
Much like individuals, different states prefer different candies. Candy Store, a top online seller of bulk candy, has been tracking its sales over the past 12 years to determine what each state prefers. Virginia’s top three candies from their data are Hot Tamales, Snickers, and Tootsie Pops respectively. Interestingly, America as a whole prefers Skittles, Reese’s Cups, and M&M’s.
Take a look at their map! Let us know which candies surprised you the most? Where did your favorite candy rank on their list? Let us know on our social!