These Are America’s Favorite Halloween Candy


Halloween is just around the corner, and folks have probably started hitting up the supermarket to get their candy stash for trick-or-treaters. But nobody wants to be that house with the candy nobody likes, and now a new report may help you make sure you pick up everybody's favorites.

  • Instacart just came out with report on Halloween candy.
  • According to their data, last year over 2.5 million pounds of candy was purchased in the weeks leading up to October 31st.
  • Peanut M&Ms were the most popular candy, followed by regular M&Ms. 

Top 10 Halloween Candy

  1. Peanut M&Ms
  2. M&Ms
  3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  4. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  5. Twizzlers
  6. Snickers
  7. Kit Kat
  8. Candy Corn
  9. Sour Patch Kids
  10. HARIBO Goldbears

Other Halloween tidbits from Instacart’s report:

  • 43% of all October candy purchases take place during the last week of the month.
  • And apparently a lot of people wait until the last minute, because the peak purchasing day is October 31st.
  • States in the South, including Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Arkansas, are the most likely to purchase candy corn.
  • 35% of people say they love candy corn, but 16% of people say candy corn is the worst Halloween candy.
  • States that purchase the most candy include Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Washington.
  • States that purchase the least include North Carolina, Florida, New York, Iowa and Connecticut.
  • 53% of parents say they are absolutely or probably going to eat their kids candy.
  • And 56% of those parents won’t feel any guilt about it. 

Source:Instacart


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