Favorite Halloween Candy By State

The website Influenster polled 40,000 readers on their favorite Halloween candy and somehow candy corn topped the responses from Oregon, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas, and South Carolina. Blech. More reasonably, the highest total number of votes went to Reese’s Cups. If you can’t make out the logos on the map, hit the link for each state’s result.

  • Gustav2

    In Columbus OH, we only give the little buggers, oops beggars…

    • Sam_Handwich

      trick or treat?

      • Gustav2

        The trick is the treat.

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a Milky Way, though. Or a Baby Ruth.

      • Octavio

        A Mars Bar perhaps?

        • SilasMarner

          Those were tasty.

  • NeverEclipsed

    Milky Way? Really Ohio? You disappoint me again.

    • Gustav2

      No candy for you!

  • Arkansan

    Taste the rainbow.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    As far as South Carolina, candy corn is like politics. They keep buying it because it’s traditional. You’re *supposed* to buy candy corn every Halloween, even though nobody ever eats it, just like pulling the Republican lever every election is traditional, even though it does none of them any good.

    • Crimminy

      I like candy corn – and if you mix it with peanuts, it tastes like a Pay Day.

      • Soren456

        I’ll try that. Thanks!

  • Sam_Handwich

    i can’t get the link to load. looks like MA is Starburst. yuk

    i like Snickers best of the lot

  • bkmn

    I would have thought MN was more KitKat. And why the compressed sugar candies for WA and CO where the legal pot business is established? I would have thought something more satisfying would be appropriate.

  • pickypecker

    YAY! IL goes for Snickers!

  • Crimminy

    They used the wrong KitKat logo, unless the people in Montana are smuggling non-US KitKats across the Canadian border in Halloween quantities.

  • barrixines

    I am very happy with my life- and my confectionery – as an English bloke living in Spain. However I would be happy to betray absolutely all of my ideals for a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I sort of love and hate you people for them.

    • oikos

      Hubby brought a bag home at lunch today for the Trick or Treaters (which we never get here) so I’ll have to eat a few for you. 😉

      • barrixines

        I do dislike American swank,

        • oikos

          You’ll have to enlighten me as to what you mean.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Anytime I don’t know what someone means, I just assume they are talking about Penis.

          • vorpal

            And here I thought you had a PhD (Penis Hotshot Diploma) in the subject… was I wrong?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Nope not really wrong, I flunked out on purpose so I would have to ” study ” over and over and………

          • barrixines

            I refer you to Ragnar,

          • oikos

            Oh. I thought we were talking about Reese’s. Usually I think of penis 24/7 but was distracted by talk of peanut butter cups.

          • Paula

            You boys and your silly penises. 😉

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      I suppose you’ve tried the turrón since you’ve been there.

      • barrixines

        It’s a nougat bar – my local supermarket has a wallpaper paste table laden with them announcing that it is Christmas. It’s not a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

        • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

          Shame, shame, shame. Not to diss peanut butter cups, but turrón is far superior.

          • barrixines

            This is noblesse oblige – you are just patronising me.

    • delk

      I loved the seasonal Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg as a kid. My mom would stash a few and surprise me with one in my school lunch bag during the fall when you could not buy them anywhere.

      • barrixines

        Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg? Rub my face in it why don’t you?

        • delk

          I’ll send you a nice bouquet!

          • barrixines

            Shove the flowers and send me chocolate.

          • Cuberly

            Ooooohhhhhhh, that’s bad. Oooooooo, and I have to go shopping today.

        • canoebum

          Sounds like your next kitchen adventure is all planned out for you.

          http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-homemade-peanut-butter-cups/

          • barrixines

            Do you know how you could say something insignificant and offhand to a stranger and never know how it might change their life forever? You could have just had one of those moments.

          • canoebum

            Well, sorry if I did. It’s perfectly safe to ignore me.

          • Sam_Handwich

            um, i believe Barri was thanking you 😀

          • barrixines

            Oh I really thought canoebum understood what I was saying. Canoebum you are a marvel.

          • barrixines

            This time next year I will be the size of a house and it’s all on your shoulders.

          • barrixines

            Sheesh – canoebum come back and thank you loads.

          • tcinsf

            Sorry, but I think you can find a recipe w/o powder eryth… whatever the eff that stuff is.

        • Sam_Handwich
          • oikos

            Size queen and cute to boot.

          • Sam_Handwich

            he has TONS of asmr videos on youtube

          • oikos

            I would love to see him on his knees whispering. 😉

          • barrixines

            He’s very very creative and very very supportive.

          • DonnaLee

            I’m more into the tapping/scratching variety myself.

          • barrixines

            This is like sending me a porn link on a public forum. Tingles and peanut butter…

          • Derrick Johns

            Well, I’m glad I’m not alone. Reese’s is the only way to go!
            To think that in Pennsylvania Reese’s was beaten out by something called “Swedish Fish” What the f.ck is that? I’m sorry. I was told not to use profanity on this blog, but this is most disconcerting.
            Reese’s Rules!!!!!! I’ll go get me a bag at about 3:00am Sunday. (I’m not paying all that pre-Halloween money, honey)

          • barrixines

            Swedish fish? Is that something to do with lutefisk? Have you ever seen someone trying to eat that?

          • Octavio

            They’re just gummy bears/worms/animal of choice. But they’re in the shape of fish.

          • David Walker

            And I don’t understand why they’d come out on top here. Maybe the vote was split between Reese’s and Hershey and the fish swam to the top. I never liked gummies of any description.

          • Octavio

            Hell, I never even liked Husker’s Lotion. 🙂

          • David Walker

            We live west of Hershey, where Reese’s is made. We seldom get winds out of the east, but when that happens, the smell of peanut butter cups and Hershey chocolates make your face break out.

          • David Walker

            Derrick. Not to worry about your “profanity” except for the c-word. Mama don’t ‘low no corn ’round here.

          • Derrick Johns

            LOL!!!
            Have a great weekend! And eat lots and lots of Reese’s….with very very very little Bourbon.

          • Snarkaholic

            Yay for that…candy corn is disgusting!

          • Galvestonian

            Yeah, evidently for the Texas poll they only checked with Republicans – candy corn must remind them of a Bible quote – maybe Paul wrote a letter to the Thessolonians regarding what to pass out to the children on All Hallows eve ’cause Jesus.

          • Reality.Bites

            Who the fuck told you that?

          • DonnaLee

            Around the Philly area Swedish Fish were in every convenience store, and the first time I tried them was when I was out that way. Around the Pittsburgh area it’s Reese’s Peanut Butter all the way baby!

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Lol, gave me Blair Witch flashbacks..

      • Arkansan

        I hate to burst your bubble, and I’m sure your mother was a lovely woman, but. She was buying those things in bulk for 75% off after Easter and making you think you were getting them later because you were special. 🙂

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      My Unwed partner bought some a week ago for what they call ” beggers night ” here. I am going to need to go to the store this afternoon before they start ringing the door bell tonight……

      • David Walker

        Our town (and many others) enforce The Signal. If your porch light is on, you’re fair game. If your light is off, stay the fuck away. It works. Or maybe the kids and their parents are afraid of the two old fart faggots.

        • Galvestonian

          Yeah, my hubby and I moved into this neighborhood about 4 years ago – 1st year was 2 or 3 kids and leftover candy, 2nd year was at least 40 kids accompanied by parents & guardians – no leftover candy. Last year – no kids at all and 20 pounds of leftover candy. What we figure happened is that word got out that the 2 guys in the house on the corner are homosexuals and we’re being shunned. NO holloween this year – porch light OFF.

          • David Walker

            Being gay has its perks.

    • delk

      Just one more. I love this on apple slices.

    • tcinsf

      I’m rather shocked you can’t find them .. of all the crap we export, you’d think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups would be our way of making up for an awful lot.

    • Todd Allis

      They’re not so difficult to make if you have access to chocolate and peanut butter. Also there are eBay stores specializing in shipping candy internationally.

      • barrixines

        You know if I put my mind to it I could probably knock up a Croquembouche with local ingredients. It’s the fact that you people there can walk into your local shop and just buy a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!!!! It’s like how life will be in the future when we have jet backpacks.

    • sandy

      high fructose corn syrup. they look like little cancers.

      • barrixines

        I live in the land of jamon. The WHO has just announced it is cancer on a hoof. Barcelona has one of the best rates of longevity in the world. I am just not sure I want to live that long without having one of those chocolatey salty peanuty bites again.

        • Octavio

          But certainly not Spanish jamón. It is the most organic stuff you can find and is dry cured for several years without chemicals (a little salt is all). Tiras de jamón son pequeños gustos de los cielos.

          • barrixines

            Pure maybe. What made me laugh when I first moved here was that these jamones would be hanging above a bar with people smoking under them around the clock. Personally it added to the flavour for me.

          • Octavio

            And those little plastic cup-like things at the end of them to catch the slow but ever present grease dripping off of them. I do miss the set lunches of good food many “worker” restaurants offer. BCN has great food. It’s also the only place I’ve been where they are more queer for xmas than the USA. That’s the only time I would avoid the city. But at the same time I would go overboard buying creches that included little cacageros for xtian friends in Argentina and the US just to piss them off. ¡Bones Festes!

        • hiker_sf

          I live there too, 6 months a year.

          • barrixines

            Ah then you know about Valor – is it some kind of joke?

          • hiker_sf

            There are some that are good and others not so. It isn’t my favorite.

          • hiker_sf

            Also, I tried this place last month – it is Japanese/Catalan. They have mochi that is really great but they also make chocolates that are good too.

            http://www.ochiaipastisseria.com/

    • hiker_sf

      They are too sweet for me. Right now I’m addicted to Uña cortados.

      And I’ve seen peanut butter cups in Barcelona, but not Reese’s.

      • barrixines

        I have made a note of them and at some point in the future will ask my helper monkey to get back to you on them.

        • hiker_sf

          I buy them at Carrefour.

    • Exatron

      Reese’s have never been quite the same since I learned to make my own. Probably because I spike them with some hazelnut Bailey’s.

      • barrixines

        I am setting up a GoFundMe for vital organ transplants now.

        • i was going more for a trip to a suicide legal state. organs are expensive; it’s unlikely no how many organs my fans buy me, that after many of them will be willing to also pay for the palliative and other ICU grade weeks of care that would require in a skilled facility at today’s prices.

          so just a little Dr. Jack cocktail and some plane tickets, when mine start failing. 😉

    • Octavio

      The one Spanish confection I miss more than anything are boxes of those strange cookie-like things that are nothing but pulverized walnuts mixed with a little olive oil and formed into round shapes. The best things in the world. Can’t remember their name, but I know exactly where to find them at Carrefour and El Cortes Inglés.

      • barrixines

        You’re not talking about polvorones are you? Those Christmas cakes that are like a mouthful of talcum powder. The first time I had one of those I though it was like using my asthma inhaler again.

        • Octavio

          Possibly. They don’t show up in the fancy candy/pastry section until October. There are plenty of poseurs, but the best are the ones that are “Cien por ciento de las nueces” with just a drop of olive oil as a binder. Many of the lesser brands tend to be stale. You don’t want the stale ones. I will most likely remember the name of them just before I climax as I’m throwing it to El Squeeze.

          By the way, Argentine candies suck.

          • barrixines

            Is it not enough that you live in the country with some of the best looking people in the world you want cake too?

          • Octavio

            Porteños, as a whole, are rather gorgeous. Big pee pees, too. But there is a pervasive taste and smell to Argentina that I never really become accustomed to. I suspect it comes from el Rio del la Plata. There is a lot of strange stuff in that water. Or maybe it’s the Roxana. LOL!

          • barrixines

            As smell is possibly my biggest turn on I am intrigued -BCN smells only of bleach and sewers. The inhabitants, being obsessively clean smell of neither.

      • barrixines

        By the way it’s Castanyada time here and I have just had a panallet which is about as nice as Spanish/Catalan cakes go.

        • Octavio

          I hate you. 🙂

        • hiker_sf

          I’m having some delivered in a few weeks.

    • Snarkaholic

      Does Amazon deliver there? I live in NJ, and I’ve ordered miniature Reese’s cups from them.

  • oikos
    • perversatile

      I’ve become persona non grata in my neighborhood
      for giving out candy ciggarettes, squirt guns, and lick-n-stick tattoos.

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        • David Walker

          That’s how I started. Minus the bar codes, of course.

          • Oh’behr

            Bar codes don’t taste good. I’m speaking from experience. /s

    • Happy Dance

      My favorite!

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      We do pass out beer and spiked cider to our adult friends as they take the kids around. They seem to appreciate it.

      • Reality.Bites

        “We do pass out”

        We know.

  • Gene

    ummm…whoppers. Not surprised their chocolaty malty goodness is a favorite…and, whats not given to the kids are great after being soaked in bourbon for a couple of hours.
    Its fucked up, but I miss my home state.
    (note…we soak…everthing, in bourbon…and everything tastes wonderful afterward I should add). Except candy corn. there is not saving candy corn.

  • Arkansan

    DC should be listed, it would have to be Twix.

  • Belthazar

    Sounds about right for Illinois: a long piece of dark chocolate with a creamy filling 😛😆.

  • Treg Brown

    It’s shit like this that made me give up trick-or-treating in Cali.

    Even Alaska gives out better candy. Sheesh.

    • Gustav2

      Well dear, if you only eat one a day, just one, you will maintain your ideal weight!

      • Treg Brown

        🙂
        Are you sure one isn’t too much? I work for tips you know…

        • Octavio

          Depends upon where you live. In California one’s ideal weight is two pounds above organ death.

          • Treg Brown

            I live in Orange County while I’m going to school, and I approve your message. Only my Pringles fixation keeps me from being a 6’3′ stick 🙂

          • Octavio

            Where in Orange County, Fullerton? That’s about the only place I think it would be nice to live and attend school. But I’m old. 🙂

          • Treg Brown

            I wish. I live in the homogenized city of Irvine. The school is great, but the town sux ass.

          • Octavio

            I’m sorry. I know Irvine very well. You are quite correct. 🙁

          • Snarkaholic

            Those are the same evil people who hand out apples, instead of real candy!

    • CJAS

      I was struck by Lifesavers too. When I was very young, my late father would give me one every day when he came home from work. So, I love them.

      • Octavio

        I worked at a software company as a project engineer for a while. My favorite coworker was a guy from Texas who we called Uncle Bob. He was thin, good-looking, had a well kept moustache, sweet blue eyes. Yet he had the demeanor of my grandfather about him although he was only 30 years old. Whenever he walked into my office he’d first ask if I wanted a Werther’s Butterscotch. He kept his pockets full of ’em. 🙂

        • studd55

          Sounds like an old soul sucked into a mismatched body.

    • vorpal

      Best of all: due to being a nearly complete part of the rainbow, they clearly make kids gay.

      • Octavio

        Only the tropical fruit ones.

        • vorpal

          Are you talking about the kids or the LifeSavers?

          • Octavio

            It no longer matters. We’re all tropical and we’re all fruit. 🙂

          • vorpal

            I wish I was a little more tropical than sub-tropical, but I am as fruity as one can get :D. Take a bite and try for yourself.

          • Octavio

            (lick) Yes, you taste delicious.

          • vorpal

            Wait until you lick your way to the creamy filling.
            Then you’re in for a real treat!

          • Octavio

            Hol on.are you saying that you’re a twinkie? Oh. my!

      • Reality.Bites

        Worst of all: all the flavours but cherry sucked.

  • Mimi
    • Gustav2

      In Texas it counts as a vegetable on the food pyramid.

  • Sweetarts.

  • pickypecker
    • Tor

      My method:
      1. eat one
      2. remember candy corn sucks
      3. eat the rest

    • lymis

      I just skip step one these days.

  • Tor

    LifeSavers???? Really????

    • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

      I live in Arizona and I can’t believe Toblerone is the favorite halloween candy here. But you do see Toblerones here a little more than in other states.

      • SFBruce

        At least it’s real candy, and very tasty candy, I would add.

        • bkmn

          And on sale at Costco this month. Sorry to Kim Davis but Limit 18.

          • Oh’behr

            Hey, the ad says a limit of 461.

  • tcinsf

    LIFESAVERS? ARE THEY NUTS?

    • Canadian Observer

      If you chew on the Wint-O-Green ones in a dark room, you can see bluish sparks as you bite on them. Well you do have to chew with your mouth open, but they do spark…

  • BearEyes

    Glad to see reeses for CT -yum

  • bkmn

    My biggest pet peeve about Halloween candy has to be that the small size Twizzlers are not real Twizzlers – they taste more like those nasty cheap red vine pieces of crap.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Yep, gotta go for the big ones, always.

      • bkmn

        I did write a nasty letter to Twizzlers after buying a bag of the knock-off Halloween treats and they sent a a couple of $1 off coupons. Good times.

    • Dale082

      We call those Twizzles.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    Utah’s is Nerds? They’re just completely weird about everything, aren’t they?

  • tcinsf

    AZ … who wastes Toblerone on children? Especially children you don’t know?

  • Cuberly

    Texas, candy corn? Bleh…..always dropped those in my brothers trick or treat bag. Sugar wax, ICK!

    • tcinsf

      I love Candy Corn … even if it is rather disgusting. Best not to think of what it’s made of. I allow myself a couple of nibbles over Halloween same way I allow myself a couple of peeps come Easter.

      • Cuberly

        Ha! yeah, Never was a fan. I used to binge collect the small bazooka gum comics. Yeah the gum was awful, but I loved bargaining with friends to get as many of the tiny comics and jokes that I could get. Yes, I was a weird kid.

  • SFBruce

    California loves Lifesavers???? I’m not a big candy guy, but come on. If I do have some candy, I want something real, like a Snickers bar. I could go for some peanut butter cups as well, but don’t give me Lifesavers and call it candy.

    • Menergy

      I question the polling in California, for sure!

    • radiofreerome

      These taste maps are my favorite example of crappy machine learning. They take random samples from each state to pick the “most popular,” If there are a number of choices of similar popularity, performing the sample again will yield very different results. This is the kind of crap marketing hacks do for a living.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Iowa- Twinx lol

  • Steve

    OOOOOOHHHHHHH….Candy Corn!
    From South Carolina.

  • Nic Peterson

    I am more of a Mounds man myself.

    • studd55

      Pubic mound?

      I like nuts and chews.

      • Nic Peterson

        Mounds to pound. Think back of the front. Although sometimes I feel like a nut….

  • Cuberly

    Hey, Jolly Rancher used to be made in Colorado, back in the dark ages. We lived a few miles away from the factory right outside of Golden.

    We had a newspaper delivery guy whose wife worked at the factory, he’d drop off big bags of them on holidays. Sour apple, grape, and a weird blue one that they don’t make any more…..never knew what that flavor was. But oh my, eat the whole bag and deal with the sore mouth & torn up tongue afterwards. Ah, memories.

    • Octavio

      You can always tell if Cub and/or Boy Scouts have passed along the pristine mountain trail sometime in the last decade by all of the Jolly Rancher wrappers littering the forest floor.

      • Cuberly

        Ooooh, if I did that I woulda been in a ton of trouble.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      The blue is raspberry. For some reason marketing departments changed everything blood red to blue. From candy to tampons.

      • Cuberly

        Yeah this wasn’t raspberry though. We’re talking late 60s here so the blue raspberry thing hadn’t hit yet. It was sort of citrus tasting.

  • So Utah likes Nerds. I knew it! Some of them have knocked on my door here in California.

  • safari2bongaloo

    What kind of candy do you like West Virginia?

    Oreos

  • Phil

    I just drop a can of beer into each kid’s bag. They love it.

    • Sam_Handwich

      a friend of mine ran out of candy one year, late when the older kids start showing up, so he put condoms in their bags

      • pickypecker

        ran out a few years back, so decided to give out dimes. Had them thrown back at the windows. aka- stopped giving out anything after that year.

        • Octavio

          We ran out at a friend’s house during a party, so we raided his cupboards and cleaned out all of the old J-ELLO pudding packages, cans of tomato paste, anchovies, sardines — anything that was suspiciously close to it’s “use by” date. A lot of kids left his front porch somewhat confused with boxes of Hamburger Helper and Ragu. One lucky trick or treater took home a tiny unopened $80 spice bottle of safron.

          • some little shit in a plastic drape and a begging bag can have my saffron when he pries it from my cold, dead hands.

    • KCMC

      don’t break the Marlborough Light I just slipped in there.

    • safari2bongaloo

      Someone almost gave me beer as a kid. His girlfriend stopped him.

  • Scoot

    I call bullshit on this, or at least very, very questionable polling. Who would ever say that Life Savers are their favorite candy?

  • TheSpinMonkey

    Puhleeze!! Everyone knows the most PERFECT candy ever is a MilkyWay – sheer perfection in every bite!!

    • safari2bongaloo

      I like mine with nuts.

      • Octavio

        A Snickers is almost a complete food because of those peanuts.

  • Octavio

    Junior Mints! Junior Mints! Junior Mints! Junior Mints! Junior Mints! Junior Mints!

    Where are the Junior Mints!

    • Paul_in_Dallas

      In the peritoneal cavity?

  • Dale082

    Yes, I can confirm that here in NC, we love our Butterfingers.

  • Paula

    Hey! I like candy corn. Anything with peanut butter is vomitrocious. As well as acidic refluxic.

    • Oh’behr

      I’ll agree with you re: peanut butter. Now that I’m 59, I have to go easy on it or PB gives me bad acid reflux.

  • lymis

    Snickers all the way – and apparently, my neighbors here in Illinois agree.

  • Exatron

    Candy corn is delicious as long as you buy the right brand.

    • Octavio

      I’m surprised so many people don’t like it. I like it. And I don’t eat candy (except for Junior Mints). 🙂

    • LonelyLiberal

      Brach’s is not the right brand.

    • RJ Tremor

      Yep. I actually snagged Starburst candy corn, demolished the whole bag. It’s all personal taste in the end, but hey.

      • Try Jelly Belly candy corn. I’ve been a lover of candy corn since rocks were soft, and was blown away by how wonderful Jelly Belly corn is.

    • Have you tried the Jelly Belly candy corn? It’s heavenly!

  • TuuxKabin

    lord. i wore (teeth) braces for 4.5 years and every Halloween was torture. Bubble gum, Sugar Daddies and other tarry sticky candy would pull the bands off my teeth. It was another trip to the orthodontist a few days later. Going to Catholic grade school had an advantage, the next day is All Souls or All Saints day. Day off from school. But we were expected to be at the ‘children’s mass’ on that day or go thru the nun’s inquisition when school resumed.f Sometimes I was able to use the trip to the dentist as an excuse for not going to mass.

  • Baby Dave

    No new candy corn has been produced since 1918. You can still BUY candy corn, and that’s because nobody EATS candy corn. They just sort of recycle it from one Halloween to the next.

    • Octavio

      Same with PEEPS.

      • LonelyLiberal

        Hey, Peeps are–or at least used to be–produced not very far from where I live. Our diet here is 30% Peeps.

        • vorpal

          I’m so, so sorry.

          • LonelyLiberal

            There’s also a scrapple factory that comprises another 25% of our diet.

          • Octavio

            POINTS! For obscure reference to brain disease affecting sheep. 🙂

          • I love scrapple and headcheese. And spiced tongue as well. All of which is getting harder and harder to find.

          • Galvestonian

            I really miss scrapple – my husband refers to it as ‘crapple’ – he’s a native Texan and I just can’t get it here in Galveston.

          • Why? A stale Peep is a wonderful thing. The fresh ones are nasty, but the stale ones are chewy and oh sooo goood!

        • Octavio

          Eat too many of them and your brain changes to the same spongey consistency. However, they could improve PEEPS by making a Saracha-flavored version.

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            You must eat them properly. Open the package two weeks before consumption. I shall eat no Peep before its time.

          • YES! You know how to eat a Peep! Fresh ones are nasty.

      • Paula

        I like Peeps. I bite their little faces off first. What are you smiling at?.

        • Do you like them soft and fresh or stale and chewy? I’m a stale and chewy lover.

          • Paula

            Stale and Chewy!!! I cut open the boxes and let them sit for several weeks first.

        • William

          My mother toasts them on the stove. It’s so unwholesome.

      • OH! I adore Peeps! I open em up and let the get stale, making them chewy…..ummmmm.

        • ColdCountry

          I have some that are about 10 years old I could send you. They’re crispy.

    • Snarkaholic

      Just like fruitcakes…there are only 24 in existence, and they keep getting palmed off on other people over and over again.

  • bdsmjack

    Made in Minnesota: maple nougat, chocolate, and nuts…mmmmmm!

    • LDinMN

      Awesome! It’s fun to drive by Pearson on West 7th Street!

    • Octavio

      Out West we have a similar candy bar mound, but it has a marischino cherry stuffed inside as well. And no, I’m not talking about Cherrelettes or however it’s spelled.

  • Ore Carmi

    So they polled 40,000 people–that’s an average of 800 per state. But how many types of Halloween candy are there out there? What is the breakdown of their data for each state? How likely are these results to be statistically significant–because these results seem pretty meaningless to me. (Why should Californians like life savers more than Arizonans?)

  • studd55

    Sorry to see Washington State and Alabama agreeing on Airheads.

    Must be the hicks in Eastern Washington skewing the vote.

  • Happy Dance

    I love BUTTerFINGER….

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      I think it’s Josh Duggar’s favourite, too.

      • Snarkaholic

        I thought his favorite is Kid-Kat.

  • studd55

    But can you resist a marshmallow?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX_oy9614HQ

  • Stuck_on_Earth

    I’m in TX and detest candy corn. Gimme the Reese’s Cups and Snickers and Kit Kat and Twizzlers.

  • Priya Lynn

    The variety of candies available nowadays is very disappointing compared to what was available back in the 60’s and early 70’s. There was tremendous variety back then and large numbers of candies made specifically for halloween in particular.

    • Octavio

      Did you ever have a UNO bar or a 7UP bar? Odd, those. 🙂

      • Priya Lynn

        Nope, never heard of them. I imagine there’s a better selection of candy in the States than there is here in Canada.

        • Octavio

          Hmmm . . . I don’t know about that. Y’all got Caramilk, Crunchie, Coffee Crisp, Wunderbar, Crispy Crunch, Aero, Maltesers, Mr. Big, Glosette, and Smarties. We don’t got those. We certainly don’t have Wonderbars. 🙂

          • Reality.Bites

            And widespread availability of Oh Henry! in different flavours.

            But we also have the very worst candy (technically gum) in all the world.

            http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oWsO3WYoetQ/VYByC8VKV0I/AAAAAAAAAA8/i0q2qWRC4UU/s1600/IMG_3181.JPG

          • Octavio

            That is truly funny. “It still tastes like soap!”

            Are 2/2/2s considered candy? I like those, too. 🙂

          • Reality.Bites

            It’s very much an acquired taste. Or maybe you have to be born with it. I’d guesstimate that 90%+ of people who try Thrills immediately spit it out.

            You gotta watch the guy’s expression when he chews it (about 1:30 in)

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3bd1tEHk98

          • Priya Lynn

            It doesn’t taste anything like soap to me.

          • Octavio

            What does it taste like? Is it perfumy like Sen Sen? Sen Sen is the foulest “candy” like substance I’ve ever had in my mouth.

          • Reality.Bites

            It tastes like soap. You could literally give it to kids as a punishment for swearing.

          • Octavio

            I’ve got to pick some up when we got to Kelowna this December. That along with a bunch of Wonderbars and jars full of 2/2/2’s

          • Canadian Observer

            Can be a little hard to find – if you run across the “Dollarama” chain (their signs have yellow type on a dark green background) they usually carry it near the cashier’s desk (and I just checked, there are five locations in Kelowna).

          • Octavio

            Thank you. Canadians, once again, proving how nice they are. 😛

          • Canadian Observer

            You’re welcome… of course you might change your opinion about us being nice AFTER you have tasted Thrills, just remember, most people make a horrible face the first time they encounter coffee… some tastes are definitely acquired.

          • agcons

            I’d have to describe it as “floral”. It tastes sort of like hyacinths smell. I love it.

          • Octavio

            Sen Sen is a strong violet/cheap cologne taste. Not that I’ve drunk that much cheap cologne. At least not lately. 🙂

          • William

            Is it similar to Parma Violets? Some people say those taste like soap. I stock up on Parma Violets when I’m in the UK.

          • agcons

            I couldn’t say, but there are stores here that stock UK foods so I’ll look for them. The flavour of Thrills could be violet; if it is it’s not nearly as strong as Sen Sen.

            The candy counter at the Hudson’s Bay in Vancouver – Gawd that was almost 50 years ago – used to sell floral gum candy (like gummy bears but much smaller). They may still. Thrills reminds me of those.

          • marshlc

            I think it’s lavender.

          • Octavio

            I just tried some (for the first time in 15 years). You’re right. Lavender and anise or licorice. Nasty stuff!

          • Oh’behr

            That’s a great video. Thanks.

          • Priya Lynn

            I like the taste of thrills. And the smell is great too. I had a girlfriend that had a perfume that smelled like thrills, I absolutely loved it even though I normally hate perfume. I regret that I never asked her what it was so I could wear it myself.

          • Canadian Observer

            The gum that tastes like soap (seriously, that is the best way of describing the taste) – I have been addicted to it since about 1967.

          • Priya Lynn

            I don’t see where you guys are getting this “tastes like soap” idea from, it doesn’t taste anything like soap. Must be one of those “is the dress blue and black or white and gold” sort of things.

          • Reality.Bites

            Gee, you know if YOU don’t perceive something that most people do, and is even the slogan of the product, perhaps you should consider the possibility that it’s YOUR perceptions that are off, and not everyone else’s.

          • Love Coffee Crisp!

          • Reality.Bites
          • ROFLMAO!!!! That’s hysterical!

          • Reality.Bites

            A friend from Atlanta who’s going to be visiting in late November made me buy him one to give to another friend. It’s been sitting in the back of my closet for a couple of weeks now, calling to me.

            I wonder if there was an internal debate between calling it Coffin Crisp or Coffee Crypt.

            Here’s a mid-90s commercial that mocks their much, much older commercials that I couldn’t find. Usually involved someone at a diner.

            Server: How do you like your coffee?
            Customer: Crisp.
            Server: You like your coffee crisp?
            Customer: I like my Coffee Crisp.

            Voiceover: Coffee Crips. Makes a nice, light snack.

            That slogan has never changed. And it’s not actually that innaccuate. It’s 130 calories, 5 grams of fat and 20 grams of carb. A Snickers is 250, 12 and 33.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf-HWRPBOEc

          • Thanks for posting the commercial, it was a hoot! And I do adore those candy bars.

          • Snarkaholic

            Has (Sy)Phyllis Shat-flee sued them for using her image without permission?

          • joeyj1220

            When the hubby and I immigrated to Canada 7 years ago, I remember buying my first Wonderbar, taking a bite and falling instantly in love. They’re amazing

          • Octavio

            For just an off-the-shelf candy bar available everywhere, it is a damn good chocolate delivery mechanism. 🙂

        • No! You have Coffee Crisp the best candy EVER! When we drove thru Canada on our way home to Alaska, I had my first taste of that amazing candy. I saved the wrapper and ordered a shipment from Amazon!

        • Canadian Observer

          Heresy! They don’t have Cherry Blossoms in the U.S. (I used to have to smuggle them down to friends in New York) – for those who have never had them, milk chocolate shaped like I giant piece of Rolo, with a maracino cherry inside suspended in a cherry syrup. They don’t have real Smarties either (sort of like chocolate M&M’s but disc shaped).

          • Priya Lynn

            I never knew so many of these candies weren’t available in the U.S. I couldn’t live without cherry blossoms. I understand what they call Smarties in the U.S. is what we call Rockets.

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Milkshake candy bars. Mm my,m

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Remeber that song ” My milkshake is better than yours ” ??
        Lol it was sooooooooo stupid, that I loved it.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Will someone tell West Virginia that Oreos are not candy? What idiots.

  • Duane Dimitrov

    As a Minnesotan, I have to say 100 Grand is a damn good, and very under-appreciated, candy.

    • William

      I haven’t seen one in ages.

    • Steven Leahy

      When I was a kid that was one of my favorites

    • Arkansan

      You must be one of the 1 percent? 🙂

      • Duane Dimitrov

        Huh?

  • Octavio

    Worst candy bar ever! IMHO

    • Oh’behr

      I’ve never heard of it.

      • Octavio

        It’s the candy bar that made Idaho FAMOUS! Whaddaya mean you’ve never heard of it? Actually, it has a limited range outside of Boise. And it truly is vile. The “chocolate” is fake, consisting of rancid vegetable oil and artificial color and flavorings. The coconut is suspicious, too.

        • Oh’behr

          What didn’t make Idaho famous. Heh heh.

        • Gianni

          Famous for potatoes, yeah.

  • SilasMarner

    My all time favorite.

  • BostonDotTom

    Lifesavers? On Halloween? California, what is wrong with you?

    (also I’m from Mass. and to be honest, I find Starburst to be a pretty boring answer as well.)

  • Joe, don’t be so hard on them. it’s just a web poll. and more importantly, most people can’t afford to give out expensive candies, if they are in one of ‘those’ ‘hoods which get hit up by half the city once a year. you may not know what i mean. out here, only some neighborhoods are ‘acceptable’ for stranger-treating. and those burbs get hit hard by little tricksters from miles away. i used to live in one. after the first year, i turned off all my lights and hid in the basement, for all of this holiday. i mean really! i’m child-free and not comfortable with poisoning my neighbors’ kids (and not-neighbors who don’t trust their own not to poison kids).

    when i win the lotto i’ll buy a place in ToT Central, Richee Suburbia. i’ll invite all the poor children from the inner ring to come out to my ‘hood, and give them french pastries and hand made chocolates. but in the mean time? sorry. entertain your own kids on Superstition Day, Fall Edition 1.0. i don’t make enough money to give all your kids diabetes for a day, but with style.

    • Reality.Bites

      If they are like most kids they’d prefer the junk to the pastries and chocolates.

      When I was a kid I begged my grandmother for a Duncan Heinz cake for my birthday. My grandmother, who made her own baby food, strudel dough and pasta.

      I’m surprised I wasn’t given up for adoption.

  • Max_1

    You would think California would be Skittles…
    … “Taste the Rainbow”.

  • stuckinthewoods

    interesting. I hadn’t heard of some of these candies before, Nerds, Airheads, Fish, Whoppers. In thirty years we’ve never had a trick or treater though…..”go through the forest and stop crying darling, GPS says there’s a house back there.”

    • Whoppers are same same as Malted Milk Balls. I am surprised you know know Swedish Fish, they have been around for a good 36+ years.

      • stuckinthewoods

        guess I’m more of a baker. B does like “Twizzlers” – which appears to be latex caulk that has been stored next to an open jar of jam.

  • I love candy corn! I have an open bag right next to me as I’m writing this. Back in my trick or treat days, I was known as the silly who would gladly trade chocolate candy for candy corn.

    • Steven Leahy

      I’m upvoting you because I like you. Not because I like candy corn because I DON’T, LOL

      • Giant, mega thanks! I’ll do you a solid, and consume your portion of candy corn. And at Thanksgiving you can return the favor by eating my potion of turkey!

        • Steven Leahy

          Deal!!

  • Steven Leahy

    LOL “blech” is right.

    When I was a kid, candy corn was the “filler” they’d put in bowls that everyone picked around the get to the good stuff.

  • Canadian Observer

    Worst thing to find in your loot bag at Halloween… those little boxes of Sun-Maid raisins.

    • Oh’behr

      Oh, they were not my favorite, yet I hated getting these things (below). Which I hate to even call candies.

      Necco Wafers.

      SCREAM !

    • Snarkaholic

      EWWW! Those…AND apples! The child haters who handed out both should count themselves lucky that I had an unskilled throwing arm!

  • sach2

    My favorite candy to have left over from Halloween was Mike & Ikes. They ruined them a few years ago by making them with real fruit juice or whatever. They are sour now. They should just of put out a new variety. A classic candy is now gone. Sad because I can’t find anything similar.

    I must admit either I am too old or candy has just gotten too sweet in general. I think they just keep adding more sugar rather than real flavor.

  • please sir, I want some more

    Looks like NC fave is Butt… Trick or trick ?

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  • DumbHairyApe

    For weeks now the firm I work at has had bowls of candy throughout the office for employees and clients to enjoy. This is the first year of the twenty years that I have worked there that I have eaten NOT ONE PIECE!!! It’s not even a serious temptation.

    (I’ve lost over 30 pounds in the last two months and I don’t want to gain it back!)