The Most Popular Halloween Candy in Each State for 2022—Mapped

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Part of the fun of trick-or-treating is the unpredictability—kids never know what treats will be in their plastic jack-o’-lanterns by the end of the night. Though a varied candy haul makes Halloween more interesting, there are always one or two brands that show up again and again. crunched the numbers on 15 years of Halloween candy sales data to create the below map, which details each state’s most popular Halloween treat. Nationwide, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were named America’s favorite treat, with five states choosing it as their top candy. They’re followed by Skittles, which nabbed the top spot in two states, and took the overall No. 2 spot for America’s favorite sweet snack. M&Ms, Starburst, and Hot Tamales—in that order—finished out the top five candies.

You can see which candy your neighbors are most likely to be handing out this Halloween using the map below. The full details of’s analysis can be found here.

A map of America's favorite Halloween candy by state.
America's favorite Halloween candy—mapped. /

Worried about eating too much of the sweet stuff? According to the American Chemical Society, a 180-pound person would need to consume 262 fun-sized candy bars to poison themselves—so take comfort in the fact that you’d vomit long before you reached that point. Here are more facts about Halloween candy to indulge in.

A version of this story ran in 2021; it has been updated for 2022.