It’s the season of autumn leaves, scary movies, and costumes! Of course, you can’t forget the importance of candy during this time of year! A recently released study conducted by Bid On Equipment examined the most popular Halloween candy in every state. According to the study, the most popular candy in Mississippi is Milk Duds!
The study shows that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular candy in 12 states. Airheads, Nerds, SweeTarts, and Gummy Worms are the least popular.
People with children spend on average $35.01 on Halloween candy, $10 more than the national average, and 48% of Americans support moving Halloween to the last Saturday in October.
Survey results also show that 81% of people prefer to hand out candy versus 12% that just leave a bowl out on the porch. The ideal hours for trick-or-treating are between 6-9 p.m., and children age out of the trick-or-treating at age 15.
Check out the entire Halloween candy map here and take a look at the most popular candy in 20 major U.S. cities!