Americans love Halloween candy, but let’s face it — not all candies are created equal. Some candy gets devoured before Halloween even ends, and others will linger clear through the New Year. So which candies do Americans like most?
Perhaps not surprising to peanut butter fanatics, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are America’s favorite Halloween treat (36%), according to a recent poll conducted by Monmouth University. Snickers came in second (18%), M&M’s ranked third (11%), and Hershey bars and candy corn rounded out the top five (each with 6%).
“Candy corn even making the list may surprise some people, but it is one of the top-selling Halloween candies in the country,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.
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America’s Favorite Candies
According to the poll, these are America’s top 10 favorite Halloween candies:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (36%)
- Snickers (18%)
- M&M’s (11%)
- Hershey Bars (6%)
- Candy corn (6%)
- Skittles (5%)
- Starburst (4%)
- Tootsie Pops (2%)
The poll was conducted via telephone from September 23 to 29 with 1,161 U.S. adults.
The poll also found that 8% of Americans count Halloween as their favorite holiday, while 37% say it’s among their favorites.