M&M's are California's most popular Halloween candy

Lester Mason
October 19, 2017

On the East Coast, it's Sour Patch Kids for New Yorkers and the folks in New Jersey prefer Skittles.

The snickers bar had nothing to do with laughing at a good joke: the head of the Mars candy company, Frederick Mars, named the candy bar after a racehorse his family owned. So much so that it is the most popular Halloween candy in the state. While people in fat states like MS and Arkansas are most often enjoying 3 Musketeers bars and Jolly Ranchers this time of year, Michiganders are gnawing on candy corn.

Idahoans bought 85,903 pounds of candy corn a year ago.

Our untested theory? People are just buying candy corn because it's a candy that people buy during Halloween. That's where I draw the line.

There's a new report out from a candy wholesaler leveraging Halloween for publicity purposes, and the results are staggering. Like Idaho's second favorite candy, Starbursts, or our third favorite candy, Reese's Cups. Alarmingly, the states of Michigan, New Mexico, Alabama, Rhode Island and SC are all also apparently candy corn fans. With simple ingredients, each delicious piece of candy corn is made in a peanut free facility and like most YumEarth treats is gluten free, dairy free, and high-fructose corn syrup free, non-GMO, and contain no artificial colors for flavors.

Washington, I'm also judging you.

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