When it comes to candy, I tend to stay away from chocolate. I’m more of a fruity-flavored guy. Skittles, Starburst, and my favorite, Mike and Ike.
Side note: I recently had a friend who went to Canada and came back with genuine Jolly Joes. NOT grape Mike and Ikes, but JOLLY JOES! What happened, Mike and Ike? Bring back Jolly Joes to the U.S.A.
But if I want to fit in, I’m gonna have to move to North Dakota, Indiana or Florida because that’s where those are the most popular according to one website.
Halloween candy is a big industry. REALLY big. Billions of dollars will be spent this year on candy for trick-or-treating, but not all of it will be spent wisely, apparently.
For instance, according to candystore.com, Idaho’s favorite candy is candy corn. Gross! Although their second choice is Starburst, so a little redemption there.
If you’re from Idaho and you’re reading this saying, “Hey! Don’t look at me. I don’t even like candy corn.” You might be telling the truth, but the folks at candystore.com have been selling bulk candy for a decade and they say Idaho loves candy corn.
Don’t worry, Idaho. Montana isn’t much better. Their favorite candy is Dubble Bubble gum. You know, the stuff that loses its flavor after your first few chews? Fruit Stripe gum even lasts longer (just by a few seconds though).
And Washington? Well, we apparently upgraded a bit this year. In previous years we were fans of salt water taffy (Not on board with that, either), but this year we graduated to Tootsie Pops.
How did the website come to their conclusions? I’ll let them explain:
“We took 10 years of sales data (2007-2016), looking in particular at the months leading up to Halloween. We sell to all 50 states – plus Canada – so we broke down our sales by state. We also have relationships with major candy manufacturers and distributors – all of whom contributed and helped us verify that our data is on point.”
So you see? Totally accurate.
Oregon enjoys Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Good for them!
Check out what the rest of the country enjoys in this interactive map:
Feel free to tell me my taste is candy is horrible HERE.