We all have strong feelings about Halloween candy. Some people prefer chocolate treats to the fruity, gummy candies. Some live for candy corn season while others just don’t get it. Now a new study from Zippia has revealed the top Halloween candy choices in each state, and the results for NJ may surprise you!
This year, Starburst was overthrown by Kit Kat and Twix, which came out on top for overall favorite candies. When it comes to chocolate or non-chocolate candy, chocoholics edged out the competition (but only by a narrow margin). Twenty-eight states went for chocolate candies while 22 chose candies of the non-chocolate variety.
The study used Google Trends to determine the results and looked at 50 popular (and in some cases, unpopular) candies. For example, the search for Runts was incredibly high in Tennessee while the people of Oklahoma are apparently obsessed with Circus Peanuts. Here in NJ, Sour Patch Kids took the title of favorite candy. And while you might be thinking that’s a taste only a kid could love, our neighbors in Pennsylvania went with the very sweet Good n’ Plenty. New York, on the other hand, knows the pleasures of Reese’s Pieces while Connecticut went with the much-beloved Kit Kat.
Read on for all 50 states’ choices and click here to learn more about the study.
|California||Jolly Rancher Hard Candy|
|District of Columbia||Sour Patch Kids|
|Florida||Jolly Rancher Hard Candy|
|Kentucky||100 grand bar|
|Missouri||100 grand bar|
|New Hampshire||Milky Way|
|New Jersey||Sour Patch Kids|
|New Mexico||Kit Kat|
|New York||Reese’s pieces|
|Ohio||Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups|
|Oregon||100 grand bar|
|Pennsylvania||Good And Plenty|
|Rhode Island||Heath bar|
|South Carolina||Sour Patch Kids|
|Texas||Jolly Rancher Hard Candy|
|West Virginia||Candy corn|