The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend $2.7 billion on candy this Halloween season. With the eternal threat of "trick or treat" hanging over each homeowner's head, it's extremely important that they not only buy lots of candy, but also the right candy — treats that will keep them safe from the mischievous tricks of local troublemakers. But which candy is the best candy?
To determine the most popular candies (as well as 2nd and 3rd place) in every state, CandyStore.com combed through ten years of sales data and also compared their results to those of other major candy manufacturers.
Probably the most unbelievable thing about this new map is the claim that candy corn, candy's sad cousin who nobody likes to talk about, is supposedly the most popular candy in Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Alabama, South Carolina, and Rhode Island. Also, Lemonheads, Louisiana? Really? Weird.
Some of the most popular candies by state included Reece's, M&M's, and Sour Patch Kids, all of which are acceptable, delicious candies that kids will love to receive (unlike candy corn).
South Carolina is a rogue state merely because half these clowns consider candy corn as a favorite Halloween candy.— Joe L. Hughes II (@JoeLHughesII) October 20, 2017
Get behind me Satan.