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State By State Break Down Of Each State's Most Popular Halloween Candy

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Market WatchForget those mini chocolate bars as the go-to Halloween treat. If you live in New York, you’ve got Blow Pops on the brain. In Arkansas, you’re talking Laffy Taffy. And in New Mexico, you’re foregoing candy altogether in favor of a shiny new lead pencil. Such are the results of a research project undertaken by SumoCoupon, a savings site, to determine the “most trending” Halloween candy in each state. By analyzing data from Google, the SumoCoupon team was able to see what Americans are discussing when it comes to sweets – all the way from West Virginia (candy corn) to Wisconsin (Reese’s Pieces) and Connecticut (Life Savers) to Colorado (Mamba fruit chews). Certainly, chocolate treats remain high on the list: Kit Kats, for example, are the trending favorite in four states (Nevada, Illinois, Mississippi and Wyoming). But other states seem to follow their own idiosyncratic, sugar-coated path. In California, wax lips, a retro favorite, are suddenly hot. And in New Jersey, Bubble Tape (think gum in the shape of, well, tape) is proving popular.

Alright lets go around the Barstool Network:

New York – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.36.49 PM – Not bad. Not great. But not bad. As far as Blow Pops go, they are the undisputed champ of lollipops. I would have preferred a strong chocolate bar. Twix, for example. But, if you’re gonna be a lollipop state, you gotta be Blow Pops.

Massachusetts – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.49.09 PM – Kramer will tell you they’re delicious and refreshing. Personally, I’m not a fan of chocolate and mint mixed together. I dont like JMs, dont like Peppermint Patties, dont like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. In my opinion Junior Mints are another weird movie theater candy, akin to Sno Caps. But I wont go as far to say this is embarrassing for Mass because I do believe the general public perception – mostly because of Seinfeld – is overall positive.

Pennsylvania – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.41.14 PM – Poor, poor, poor, poor, POOR. Makes sense. PA is either white trash Philly or backwoods hillbillies. Good And Plenty is a perfect fit.


Illinois – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.42.05 PM – Great candy. Big Cat and the rest of Chicago Stoolies should be proud to be repped by Kit Kats.

Maryland – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.43.15 PM – Raisins. Fucking Raisins. I cannot even begin to describe how bad of a look this is for your boy Nate. Raisins are an absolutely atrocious food and obviously should not even be considered a candy. Baltimore – you should be ashamed.

Iowa – *double checks where Iowa is on the map for the 500th time* *shocked at how far north it is for the 500th time* – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.46.11 PM – Solid B. Rolos would not be a first choice of mine but if you put them in front of me, I’m certainly gonna enjoy them. Trent can take a break from his corn and enjoy some chocolate and caramel and hold his head up high.

Other states of note:

Connecticut –  Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.39.12 PM – Straight up Poor People shit coming out of The Nutmeg State. So Poor not only was it not included in my original blog, nobody even pointed it out to me to be included. Now, the Charms candy brand is responsible for Blow Pops. I can still hear “Say from Charms!” in my head from that commercial. But the actual Charms candy is pathetic.

Rhode Island – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.53.46 PM – Go home Rhode Island.

Maine – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.54.41 PM – Another great chocolate candy. The preeminent chocolate and peanut butter candy. Get out of my face, Butterfinger. No surprise the pot heads got this right.

New Jersey – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.52.21 PM – Weird to have gum be your official candy. Just seems bizarre to me. I do like the Bubble Tape though. The pageantry behind a 6 foot roll of bubble gum is fantastic. Comes in that dispenser case. Sometimes you try to fit the whole thing in your mouth. So while its weird, I give Bubble Tape my seal of approval


The Worst of the Worst:

California – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.57.05 PM – Plain and simple you’re not supposed to eat wax. Candles are made of wax. Your ear naturally produces wax. You dont willingly eat wax.

Washington State – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 1.58.14 PM – Pathetic. This is probably some Pacific Northwest hippie shit. I dont even understand it. This aint soccer practice, Washington. This is Halloween. Save your fruit for breakfast tomorrow and give me a Milky Way

And the most embarrassing state of the Union…..

New Mexic0 – Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 2.00.05 PM – Hey New Mexico whats your favorite candy? Pencils! Christ on a fucking cracker, New Mexico. We want to know what your favorite chocolate bar is and your answer is an antiquated writing utensil. Can we just give New Mexico to Old Mexico? I cant even be in the same country as people whose favorite candy is pencils.