Data reveals Arkansas’ most popular Halloween candy

(Source: Candy Store)

It looks like Arkansas has a new favorite Halloween candy.

In its annual data announcement, Candy Store found that Arkansas is now one of three states that favors Butterfinger candy bars in the months leading up to Halloween.

The company, which delivers and distributes bulk candy orders across the country, uses sales data to determine the most popular candy in each state.

This year’s data shows that nearly 202,000 pounds of Butterfinger bars were delivered or distributed to Arkansas for Halloween. Jolly Ranchers, which was the favorite in the Natural State last year, has fallen to No. 2 at just under 199,000 pounds. M&M’s was in third pace at nearly 103,000 pounds.

Other states that favor Butterfinger include South Carolina and Wisconsin.

As for the United States as a whole, Candy Store says Reese’s Cups have again taken the top spot.

Halloween-related sales declined in 2020 during the pandemic, but rebounded in 2021 to an all-time high of $10.14 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. That number is expected to hit another record at $10.6 billion in 2022, with $3.1 billion in candy sales alone.

America’s favorite Halloween candy

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

Favorite Halloween candy by state

State Top Candy 2nd Place 3rd Place
AL Skittles Starburst Hershey’s Mini Bars
AK Sour Patch Kids Twix Milky Way
AZ Hershey Kisses Hot Tamales Snickers
AR Butterfinger Jolly Ranchers M&M’s
CA Reese’s Cups M&M’s Skittles
CO Hershey Kisses Twix Milky Way
CT Almond Joy Milky Way M&M’s
DE Sour Patch Kids Skittles Life Savers
FL Reese’s Cups Skittles Hot Tamales
GA Swedish Fish Jolly Ranchers Reese’s Cups
HI Hershey’s Mini Bars Skittles Butterfinger
ID Snickers Starburst Candy Corn
IL Sour Patch Kids Kit Kat Starburst
IN Starburst Hot Tamales Jolly Ranchers
IA M&M’s Reese’s Cups Hershey’s Mini Bars
KS M&M’s Reese’s Cups Sour Patch Kids
KY Reese’s Cups Hot Tamales Swedish Fish
LA Lemonheads Reese’s Cups Blow Pops
ME Sour Patch Kids Starburst Candy Corn
MD Hershey Kisses Hershey’s Mini Bars Reese’s Cups
MA Sour Patch Kids Butterfinger Dubble Bubble Gum
MI Starburst Candy Corn Butterfinger
MN Hot Tamales Tootsie Pops Skittles
MS 3 Musketeers Snickers Butterfinger
MO Milky Way Almond Joy Hot Tamales
MT Twix M&M’s Dubble Bubble Gum
NE Sour Patch Kids Salt Water Taffy Twix
NV Hot Tamales Hershey’s Mini Bars Hershey Kisses
NH M&M’s Starburst Jolly Ranchers
NJ Tootsie Pops M&M’s Skittles
NM Hershey’s Mini Bars Jolly Ranchers Candy Corn
NY Sour Patch Kids Hot Tamales Candy Corn
NC Reese’s Cups Snickers M&M’s
ND Hot Tamales Jolly Ranchers Candy Corn
OH M&M’s Blow Pops Starburst
OK Skittles Dubble Bubble Gum Snickers
OR M&M’s Reese’s Cups Candy Corn
PA Hershey’s Mini Bars M&M’s Skittles
RI Twix M&M’s Candy Corn
SC Butterfinger Skittles Candy Corn
SD Jolly Ranchers Starburst Candy Corn
TN Tootsie Pops Salt Water Taffy Skittles
TX Starburst Reese’s Cups Sour Patch Kids
UT Tootsie Pops Candy Corn M&M’s
VT M&M’s Skittles Milky Way
VA Hot Tamales Snickers Tootsie Pops
DC M&M’s Tootsie Pops Blow Pops
WA Tootsie Pops Salt Water Taffy M&M’s
WV Blow Pops Hershey’s Mini Bars Hot Tamales
WI Butterfinger Starburst Hot Tamales
WY Reese’s Cups Salt Water Taffy Dubble Bubble Gum