Can You Guess Minnesota’s Favorite Candy? What About IA and WI?
Happy Friday everyone! Guess what today is? Today is National Candy Day! Seems weird that it is not like the day after Halloween but hey it works for this year! That got me thinking though, what are the most popular candies we see across the nation, or better yet, what is each state’s favorite or most popular candy? Well, I got the answers to those questions and more statistics on candy this year.
After doing some quick research I came across an article from USA Today that goes over the most popular candies in 2022 and this really surprised me! The data was collected by candystore.com and using sales data for the time period before Halloween, the distributor determined which candy was the most popular. Here is the top ten
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Hot Tamales
- Sour Patch Kids
- Hershey Kisses
- Tootsie Pops
- Candy corn
I find that Hot Tamales being above Snickers to be funny as well as Candy Corn making the top list, but hey if this is what the nation likes! Also, I can confirm, according to Wikipedia as well, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is the number 1 seller.
Now, do you think you can guess Minnesota’s most popular candy? What about Iowa or Wisconsin? Here are the top-selling candies in each state. Click here to look at the interactive map and see every state.
- Minnesota: Hot Tamales (2nd is Tootsie Pops, 3rd is Skittles)
- Iowa: M&M’s (2nd is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups 3rd is Hershey’s Mini Bars)
- Wisconsin: Butterfinger (2nd is Starburst 3rd is Hot Tamales)
And for fun Candystore.com also collected data on the worst-selling candy in the Nation and here they are (1 being the worst).
- Circus Peanuts
- Candy Corn
- Peanut Butter kisses
- Necco Wafers
- Wax Cola Bottles
- Mary Janes
- Tootsie Rolls
- Good & Plenty
So, for next year avoid buying these, and hopefully you won’t receive any of them either. Now, how do you feel about all the data? Do you agree? Are you surprised?