Pucker up trick-or-treaters in Louisiana, your favorite candy is Lemonheads. Sweet and sour flavors must do well on Bourbon Street. The top candy has not changed with this year’s data results.

Staff Report
Louisiana loves Lemonheads Researchers took 10 years of sales data (2007-2016), looking in particular at the months leading up to Halloween. They broke down sales by state. Major candy manufacturers and distributors contributed and helped to verify that the data is on point. Based on this analysis, the best sellers in every state for Halloween are presented here in the map and chart. Louisianans, in particular, bought 10,2833 pounds of Lemonheads, 89,738 pounds of Reese’s Cups, and 4509 pounds of Jolly Ranchers. The National Retail Federation estimates that shoppers will spend $2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year. Industry research has shown that, in 2015, online candy sales increased by 15 percent. People are realizing they can save time and money by skipping the store and purchasing from the comfort of their home. But will you buy the right candy?

 

STATE

TOP CANDY

POUNDS

2ND PLACE

POUNDS

3RD PLACE

POUNDS

AL

Candy Corn

55274

Hershey's Mini Bars

54369

Tootsie Pops

42533

AK

Twix

4678

Blow Pops

4578

Kit Kat

3892

AZ

Snickers

904633

Hershey Kisses

817463

Hot Tamales

527843

AR

Jolly Ranchers

225990

Butterfinger

215897

Hot Tamales

89027

CA

M&M's

1548990

Salt Water Taffy

1345782

Skittles

1034527

CO

Milky Way

5620

Twix

5478

Hershey Kisses

4087

CT

Almond Joy

2457

Milky Way

1985

M&M's

1023

DE

Life Savers

20748

Skittles

18072

Candy Corn

10217

FL

Skittles

630938

Snickers

587385

Reese's Cups

224637

GA

Swedish Fish

130647

Hershey Kisses

109672

Jolly Ranchers

55049

HI

Skittles

267872

Hershey Kisses

264728

Milky Way

139874

ID

Candy Corn

85903

Starburst

60826

Reese's Cups

39847

IL

Sour Patch Kids

155782

Kit Kat

151786

Reese's Cups

95627

IN

Hot Tamales

95092

Starburst

78920

Snickers

34589

IA

Reese's Cups

58974

M&M's

53982

Butterfinger

25782

KS

Reese's Cups

231476

M&M's

230082

Dubble Bubble Gum

159092

KY

Tootsie Pops

67829

3 Musketeers

60273

Reese's Cups

30865

LA

Lemonheads

102833

Reese's Cups

89738

Jolly Ranchers

45092

ME

Sour Patch Kids

58290

M&M's

45938

Starburst

16782

MD

Milky Way

38782

Reese's Cups

30748

Blow Pops

12093

MA

Sour Patch Kids

75638

Butterfinger

73892

Salt Water Taffy

45982

MI

Candy Corn

146782

Skittles

135982

Starburst

87740

MN

Tootsie Pops

195783

Skittles

194672

Almond Joy

98726

MS

3 Musketeers

109783

Snickers

103993

Butterfinger

57829

MO

Milky Way

42739

Dubble Bubble Gum

34751

Butterfinger

24780

MT

Dubble Bubble Gum

24675

M&M's

14673

Twix

13784

NE

Sour Patch Kids

106728

Salt Water Taffy

78624

M&M's

23674

NV

Hershey Kisses

322884

Candy Corn

203746

Skittles

167837

NH

Snickers

63876

Starburst

62468

Salt Water Taffy

25987

NJ

Skittles

159324

Tootsie Pops

157893

M&M's

110673

NM

Candy Corn

83562

Milky Way

65682

Jolly Ranchers

45721

NY

Sour Patch Kids

200008

Candy Corn

101292

Reese's Cups

56776

NC

M&Ms

96110

Reese's Cups

95763

Candy Corn

62308

ND

Hot Tamales

65782

Jolly Ranchers

61829

Candy Corn

51827

OH

Blow Pops

150324

M&M's

146782

Starburst

105752

OK

Snickers

20938

Dubble Bubble Gum

10283

Butterfinger

8892

OR

Reese's Cups

90826

M&M's

67626

Tootsie Pops

42774

PA

M&M's

290762

Skittles

281847

Hershey's Mini Bars

150372

RI

Candy Corn

17862

M&M's

13894

Twix

9003

SC

Candy Corn

114783

Skittles

98782

Hot Tamales

41892

SD

Starburst

24783

Jolly Ranchers

22983

Candy Corn

7827

TN

Tootsie Pops

59837

Salt Water Taffy

34859

Skittles

20938

TX

Starburst

1952361

Reese's Cups

1927663

Almond Joy

837525

UT

Jolly Ranchers

475221

Reese's Cups

29823

Tootsie Pops

198564

VT

Milky Way

29837

M&M's

27811

Skittles

17662

VA

Snickers

26783

Hot Tamales

26178

Candy Corn

18726

WA

Tootsie Pops

223850

Salt Water Taffy

210981

Hershey Kisses

78662

DC

M&M's

26092

Tootsie Pops

21364

Blow Pops

14763

WV

Blow Pops

43776

Hershey's Mini Bars

23554

Milky Way

18911

WI

Starburst

116788

Butterfinger

115982

Jolly Ranchers

42998

WY

Reese's Cups

32889

Salt Water Taffy

26555

Skittles

20812