New favorite candies for Halloween

Published 3:59 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Top Halloween Candy by State


Halloween Candy Quick Facts

  • 179 million Americans celebrate Halloween
  • Nearly 1/4 of all Halloween purchases are made online
  • Among those who celebrate Halloween, 95% will purchase candy
  • They will spend about $27 on average
  • In Oregon, full-sized candy bars are the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive
  • Over 50% of parents stash some Halloween candy to enjoy later in the year



By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Texas’s most popular Halloween candy has changed this year. The Lone Star State ditched it’s Starbursts and returned to its previous love, Reese’s Cups. It’s an understandable move, since Reese’s Cups are objectively divine, and they were the top Halloween candy two years ago, according to

The third most popular candy in Texas is Almond Joy.

More than 1,100,000 pounds of Reese’s Cups are consumed in Texas around Halloween. Last year’s winner, Starbursts, retain the number 2 spot. Texans can proudly stock up on Reese’s Cups or Starburst for trick-or-treaters but might be best to offer them more than a lone starburst.

This year, it is expected that $2.6 Billion will be spent on trick-or-treat

America’s top 10 Halloween Candy, according to CandyStore is:

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

This year, it is expected that $2.6 Billion will be spent on trick-or-treating, which is a lot of money.

Candy gathered 11 years worth of data to determine the top three by state.

While in Louisiana, for the third year running, the favorite candy is Lemonheads. The second was Reese’s Cups with third place went to Blow Pops.

See how the rest of the nation voted: