I don't need to wait for Halloween to enjoy candy, especially anything chocolate, but this time of year there is special attention paid to which candies should you have to offer when the kids come trick-or-treating. You need to know your audience so here is a look at the most popular candies purchased in New York, the region and around the United States.

Candystore.com announced their annual findings, using 14 years of data to determine the 'Most Popular Halloween Candy by State'! Before we bite into the findings it's worth noting that, according to the National Retail Federation, the amount of money spent on Halloween candy in 2021 is expected to be around $3 Billion! Which candies will New Yorkers be purchasing?

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Here are the Top 3 Candies in New York:

  1. Sour Patch Kids
  2. Hot Tamales
  3. Candy Corn

Really New York? This is the best we can do? I would have thought for sure the amount of money I spend on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups would have pushed them to #1! What about Kit Kat or Milky Way and M&M's? Here is a look at the top 3 from our neighbors.

Here are the Top 3 Candies in Vermont:

  1. Skittles
  2. M&M's
  3. Milky Way

Here are the Top 3 Candies in Massachusetts:

  1. Sour Patch
  2. Butterfinger
  3. Double Bubble Gum

Here are the Top 3 Candies in Connecticut:

  1. Almond Joy
  2. Milky Way
  3. M&M's

Here are the Top 3 Candies in New Jersey:

  1. M&M's
  2. Tootsie Pops
  3. Skittles

Here are the Top 3 Candies in Pennsylvania:

  1. Hershey's Mini Bars
  2. M&M's
  3. Skillets

Here are the Top 3 Candies across the United States:

  1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  2. Skittles
  3. M&M's
Candystore.com

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