As we creep into October, the store shelves are FINALLY filling up with candy. Remember when there was that candy shortage in Rockford CLICK HERE.

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I'm sure you have your favorites that you steal from the kids trick-or-treat bags. You can't go wrong with a Reeses, or a Kit Kat. I think I'm in the minority on some stuff though, I really like Heath bars. Delicious!

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So let's chomp down on the favorites, state by state with our friends at Zippia

Let's start with some "other" odd state candies, because seriously the Illinois one makes no sense to me:

  • California - Jolly Ranchers Hard Candy
  • Iowa - Tootsie Pops
  • New Jersey - Sour Patch Kids
  • Nevada - Nerds
  • Washington - Nerds
  • Georgia - Skittles

Here are some state by state candy facts:

  • 28 states prefer chocolates candies while 22 prefer gummies
  • There actually is a state that likes Candy Corn
  • Do you know what the orange and black wax paper candies are called? Peanut Butter Kisses.


This research was done using Google Trends state by state.

Is gum, candy? According to this list NO it isn't. Also looked over on this list was raisins and fruit snacks. By the way, don't give out apples or tooth brushes this Halloween, how freakin' lame.


We have dragged you along, far enough. Check this out! Sounds more like people I work with and NOT candy:


Zippia Kathy Morris

Thanks to Zippia for the work and the research on this delicious topic!