This year, American households will drop about $2.6 billion on Halloween candy, according to the National Retail Federation. If we’re going to shell out that kind of cash, it might as well be on candy the kiddos actually want, right?

Well, thankfully has taken the guesswork out of what to buy. Researchers at the online bulk candy retailer analyzed 12 years of sales data — particularly those sales in the weeks leading up to Halloween — to determine which candies are most popular. Of course, preferences may vary depending on where you live.


So what do you think? Do you agree with your state?

America’s Top 10 Halloween Candies

If we blur state lines and just take a look at America’s favorites as a whole, you might be surprised!

  1. Skittles
  2. Reese’s Cups
  3. M&M’s
  4. Snickers
  5. Starburst
  6. Candy Corn
  7. Hot Tamales
  8. Tootsie Pops
  9. Sour Patch Kids
  10. Hershey’s

Most Halloween candy is purchased within the first two weeks of October, so you still have plenty of time to decided, but whatever you get, make sure you have enough to stash some away for yourself!

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.