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Most Popular Halloween Candy in Mississippi

Halloween is just around the corner, which means candy is flying off the shelves.

About $2.6 billion is estimated to be spent on sweets for trick-or-treaters this year, according to CandyStore.com.

According to the site, us Mississippians can’t get enough 3 Musketeers! It has been the #1 Halloween candy in the state for three years in a row with an estimated 115,314 POUNDS bought last year.

Snickers come in 2nd place and Butterfingers follow for 3rd in the great state of Mississippi.

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Source: CandyStore.com

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What should I put in my candy bowl?

Based on sales data from Halloween seasons from 2007-2017, CandyStore.com compiled a list of America’s top 10 Halloween candy choices. 

  1. Skittles
  2. M&Ms
  3. Snickers
  4. Reese’s Cups
  5. Starburst
  6. Candy Corn
  7. Hot Tamales
  8. Hershey’s
  9. Tootsie Pops
  10. Jolly Ranchers

Here are some cool Halloween candy facts:

Data shows that those that celebrate Halloween spend about $27 on sweets for ghosts and goblins.

And, parents, you’re not alone: the study found that more than 50% of parents admit to hiding some of those goodies to enjoy later in the year.

179 million Americans celebrate Halloween and 95% of those celebrating purchase candy to eat themselves or to hand out to trick-or-treaters.

Candy and Halloween go together like peas and carrots- but what does the Internet have to do with any of it? Well- since 2015, online candy sales have risen by 15%, and an estimated 1/4th of Halloween purchases are made online!

So, did your favorite make the list?

If not, maybe you should stock up on it this year to help grow its popularity. Just a thought.