Spoiler Alert: for the first time ever, Candy Corn isn't the most popular Halloween candy in Michigan.

Every year, CandyStore.com releases a list of the most purchased Halloween candy in each state and ever since they started to release their list, Michigan's most popular candy has been Candy Corn. Seriously? Yuck. I have never actually met a person in real life who has told me that Candy Corn is their favorite candy.

But, this year is different because Michigan's most popular Halloween candy is Starburst. Now that is something I can get behind. You can see every other state's most purchased Halloween candy below on the interactive map.

Source: CandyStore.com.

The most purchased Halloween candy in the nation is Reese's Cups, followed by Skittles and M&M's. Check out the top 10 most purchased candies below.

The 10 Most Purchased Halloween Candies

  1. Reese's Cups
  2. Skittles
  3. M&M's
  4. Starburst
  5. Hot Tamales
  6. Sour Patch Kids
  7. Hershey Kisses
  8. Snickers
  9. Tootsie Pops
  10. Candy Corn

Candy sales have been steadily rising over the last decade with only one big dip in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  But this year, candy sales are projected to surpass $3 billion.  Whoa.  That's a lot of candy!  And the overall sales of Halloween related purchases in 2021 is on track to top $10 billion.  That makes sense, because it is reported that 172 million Americans celebrate the holiday.  But that also begs the question...  Who doesn't celebrate Halloween and why?


You can read more about the America's favorite Halloween candies and get some more fun Halloween candy facts at CandyStore.com.

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