It’s officially fall and that means Halloween fun is right around the corner. Of course, for most of us, that means filling up on loads of sweet treats. But where you live might depend a lot on which candies you prefer.

Americans are expected to gobble up $2.6 billion on trick-or-treat candy, according to the National Retail Federation — slightly less than 2017’s $2.7 total. Still, if we’re going to spend that kind of money on chocolates and goodies, we might as well spend it on the sweet stuff people actually want. Across the country, Skittles, M&M’s, and Snicks take the top three spots respectively. Reese’s Cups, Starburst, Candy Corn, Hot Tamales, Hershey’s, Tootsie Pops, and Jolly Ranchers round out the top 10.

Online retailer compiled data from the past 11 years to show which candies are most popular in each state:


Alabama – Candy Corn

Alaska – Twix

Arizona – Snickers

Arkansas – Jolly Ranchers

California – Skittles

Colorado – Twix

Connecticut – Almond Joy

Washington D.C. – M&M’s

Delaware – Life Savers

Florida – Snickers

Georgia – Jolly Ranchers

Hawaii – Skittles

Idaho – Candy Corn

Illinois – Kit Kat

Indiana – Hot Tamales

Iowa – Candy Corn

Kansas – Reese’s Cups

Kentucky – Swedish Fish

Louisiana – Lemonheads

Maine – Sour Patch Kids

Maryland – Milky Way

Massachusetts – Sour Patch Kids

Michigan – Candy Corn

Minnesota – Tootsie Pops

Missouri – Milky Way

Mississippi – 3 Musketeers

Montana – Dubble Bubble Gum

Nebraska – Salt Water Taffy

Nevada – Candy Corn

New Hampshire – Starburst

New Jersey – Skittles

New Mexico – Candy Corn

New York – Sour Patch Kids

North Carolina – M&M’s

North Dakota – Hot Tamales

Ohio –  M&M’s

Oklahoma – Double Bubble Gum

Oregon – Reese’s Cups

Pennsylvania – Skittles

Rhode Island – Candy Corn

South Carolina – Skittles

South Dakota – Starburst

Tennessee – Tootsie Pops

Texas – Reeses Cups

Utah – Jolly Ranchers

Vermont – Milky Way

Virginia – Hot Tamales

Washington – Salt Water Taffy

West Virginia – Blow Pops

Wisconsin – Butterfingers

Wyoming – Reese’s Cups

Also see, The history behind bobbing for apples. 

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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.