2020 has thrown us all for a loop, but there are a few facts of life that haven’t changed:
The sky is still blue.
Kindness still matters.
And October 31st is still the day when it’s perfectly acceptable to binge on as much candy as your heart desires.
This year, Zippia.com stepped up with the study we didn’t know we needed in order to answer the age old question: What is the most popular Halloween candy in each state?
Zippia used Google Trends and searched a lineup of 50 well-known candy types to find out which variety is the biggest hit in each place.
The most important findings?
- Starburst is king, with more states preferring its fruity goodness than any other.
- There are actually real live humans on this planet who like Runts and Circus Peanuts. Who knew?
- Chocolate candy and non-chocolate candy (think, fruity!) is split right down the middle, with 25 states preferring each.
As comprehensive as the study was, I gotta say I have some serious questions. Like what about size? I’ll boldly hypothesize that king sizing any variety automatically ups its awesomeness factor tenfold.
Look, I know this year’s Halloween festivities will look different, and trick-or-treating may be out of the question in your area—but take heart my friends. Do you know what’s never cancelled? CANDY!
Buy a bag (or three) for your own cabinets, take some to your next boring staff meeting, drop a box on someone’s porch, or include some in a care package for a faraway relative.
No matter the delivery, candy makes people smile—and we could all use more of that right now. Amiright?
So there you have it, folks! If you’re wondering which candies truly impress, look no further than this study.
Or, you could do what I do each year and taste test every single variety bag in the Halloween aisle of your local Target. You know, for the sake of science.
|Connecticut||Peanut Butter Kisses|
|New Hampshire||Circus peanuts|
|New Jersey||Crunch bar|
|New Mexico||Hot tamales|
|New York||Crunch bar|
|North Carolina||Crunch bar|
|Rhode Island||Baby Ruth|
|South Dakota||Milky Way|
|Virginia||Sour Patch Kids|
|West Virginia||Tootsie rolls|
|Wisconsin||Reeses peanut butter cups|
P.S. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, these Amazon’s Choice Halloween lollipops are so fun!
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