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

StateTop Candy2nd Place3rd Place
ALSkittlesStarburstHershey’s Mini Bars
AKSour Patch KidsTwixMilky Way
AZHershey KissesHot TamalesSnickers
ARButterfingerJolly RanchersM&M’s
CAReese’s CupsM&M’sSkittles
COHershey KissesTwixMilky Way
CTAlmond JoyMilky WayM&M’s
DESour Patch KidsSkittlesLife Savers
FLReese’s CupsSkittlesHot Tamales
GASwedish FishJolly RanchersReese’s Cups
HIHershey’s Mini BarsSkittlesButterfinger
IDSnickersStarburstCandy Corn
ILSour Patch KidsKit KatStarburst
INStarburstHot TamalesJolly Ranchers
IAM&M’sReese’s CupsHershey’s Mini Bars
KSM&M’sReese’s CupsSour Patch Kids
KYReese’s CupsHot TamalesSwedish Fish
LALemonheadsReese’s CupsBlow Pops
MESour Patch KidsStarburstCandy Corn
MDHershey KissesHershey’s Mini BarsReese’s Cups
MASour Patch KidsButterfingerDubble Bubble Gum
MIStarburstCandy CornButterfinger
MNHot TamalesTootsie PopsSkittles
MS3 MusketeersSnickersButterfinger
MOMilky WayAlmond JoyHot Tamales
MTTwixM&M’sDubble Bubble Gum
NESour Patch KidsSalt Water TaffyTwix
NVHot TamalesHershey’s Mini BarsHershey Kisses
NHM&M’sStarburstJolly Ranchers
NJTootsie PopsM&M’sSkittles
NMHershey’s Mini BarsJolly RanchersCandy Corn
NYSour Patch KidsHot TamalesCandy Corn
NCReese’s CupsSnickersM&M’s
NDHot TamalesJolly RanchersCandy Corn
OHM&M’sBlow PopsStarburst
OKSkittlesDubble Bubble GumSnickers
ORM&M’sReese’s CupsCandy Corn
PAHershey’s Mini BarsM&M’sSkittles
RITwixM&M’sCandy Corn
SCButterfingerSkittlesCandy Corn
SDJolly RanchersStarburstCandy Corn
TNTootsie PopsSalt Water TaffySkittles
TXStarburstReese’s CupsSour Patch Kids
UTTootsie PopsCandy CornM&M’s
VTM&M’sSkittlesMilky Way
VAHot TamalesSnickersTootsie Pops
DCM&M’sTootsie PopsBlow Pops
WATootsie PopsSalt Water TaffyM&M’s
WVBlow PopsHershey’s Mini BarsHot Tamales
WIButterfingerStarburstHot Tamales
WYReese’s CupsSalt Water TaffyDubble Bubble Gum