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You do you, Louisiana.

Corey Williams
October 19, 2018

Americans are expected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this Halloween. What’s arguably more surprising than the amount of money we spend on candy, are the types of candy we’re spending it on. For instance, I never would’ve guessed Lemon Heads would top any list, besides maybe “World’s Greatest Disappointments.” But here’s Louisiana to prove me wrong.

Hot Tamales and salt water taffy also performed much better than I ever would’ve expected, but maybe that’s because I live in a candy corn state.

The good people at CandyStore.com have been gathering data about each state’s Halloween candy preferences for 11 years.

Here’s which candies they expect will top each state in 2018:

Alabama - Candy Corn

Alaska - Twix

Arizona - Snickers

Arkansas - Jolly Ranchers

California - Skittles

Colorado - Twix

Connecticut - Almond Joy

Delaware - Life Savers

Florida - Snickers

Georgia - Jolly Ranchers

Hawaii - Skittles

Idaho - Candy Corn

Illinois - Kit Kat

Indiana - Hot Tamales

Iowa - Candy Corn

Kansas - Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Kentucky - Swedish Fish

Louisiana - Lemon Heads

Maine - Sour Patch Kids

Maryland - Milky Ways

Massachusetts - Sour Patch Kids

Michigan - Candy Corn

Minnesota - Tootsie Pops

Mississippi - 3 Musketeers

Missouri - Milky Way Bars

Montana - Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum

Nebraska - Salt Water Taffy

Nevada - Hershey’s Kisses

New Hampshire - Starburst

New Jersey - Skittles

New Mexico - Candy Corn

New York - Sour Patch Kids

North Carolina - M&M’s

North Dakota - Hot Tamales

Ohio - M&M’s

Oklahoma - Snickers

Oregon - Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Pennsylvania - Skittles

Rhode Island - Candy Corn

South Carolina - Skittles

South Dakota - Starbursts

Tennessee - Tootsie Pops

Texas - Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Utah - Jolly Ranchers

Vermont - Milky Ways

Virginia - Hot Tamales

Washington - Salt Water Taffy

Washington D.C. - M&M’s

West Virginia - Blow Pops

Wisconsin - Butterfingers

Wyoming - Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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