Most popular Halloween treat by state

Candy Corn tends to make the lists of most popular and least popular candies.

Candy corn lovers, you're not alone.

In a survey of more than 40,000 people around the USA to determine the most popular Halloween candies, candy corn claimed the top honors in the most number of states.

Oregon, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina all picked the polarizing treat as their favorite candy.

Elizabeth Scherle, co-founder and president of Influenster, the website that surveyed its users to determine the top candies by state, said candy corn's victory surprised her.

"It’s such a divisive candy that many people love to love or love to hate during trick-or-treat season — I guess it has more lovers than we thought," she said.

Other top treats included Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat and Butterfinger — the only candies to receive votes in all 50 states.

Scherle advised folks to stock up on Reese's classic peanut butter candy since it got the most total votes across the USA.

The Hershey's brand also won big, taking the top spot in 10 states with its iconic candies including Hershey's Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy, Whopper Malted Milk Balls, Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher.

Influenster, a marketing website for product discovery and reviews, surveyed 42,238 users in September 2015 to collect the data.

A full list of the winners by state:

  • Alabama - AirHeads
  • Alaska - Snickers
  • Arizona - Toblerone
  • Arkansas - Skittles
  • California - Lifesavers
  • Colorado - Milky Way
  • Connecticut - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Delaware - 3 Musketeers
  • Florida - Nestlé Crunch Bar
  • Georgia - Pixy Stix
  • Hawaii - 100 Grand Bar
  • Idaho - Butterfinger
  • Illinois - Snickers
  • Indiana - Reese's Pieces
  • Iowa - Twix
  • Kansas - Twizzlers
  • Kentucky - Whoppers
  • Louisiana - Swedish Fish
  • Maine - Starburst
  • Maryland - Almond Joy
  • Massachusetts - Starburst
  • Michigan - M&M's
  • Minnesota - 100 Grand Bar
  • Mississippi - Hershey's Kisses
  • Missouri - Hershey's Kisses
  • Montana - Kit Kat Bar
  • Nebraska - Skittles
  • Nevada - Jolly Ranchers
  • New Hampshire - Tootsie Rolls
  • New Jersey - Sour Patch Kids
  • New Mexico - 3 Musketeers
  • New York - Sweet Tarts
  • North Carolina - Butterfinger
  • North Dakota - Sour Patch Kids
  • Ohio - Milky Way
  • Oklahoma - M&M's
  • Oregon - Candy corn
  • Pennsylvania - Swedish Fish
  • Rhode Island - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • South Carolina - Candy corn
  • South Dakota - Laffy Taffy
  • Tennessee - Candy corn
  • Texas - Candy corn
  • Utah - Nerds
  • Vermont - Almond Joy
  • Virginia - Reese's Pieces
  • Washington - AirHeads
  • West Virginia - Oreos
  • Wisconsin - Laffy Taffy
  • Wyoming - Candy corn
  • District of Columbia - Twix

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