This Is the Most Popular Halloween Candy in Illinois, Report Reveals

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A new 2021 list revealed the most popular Halloween candy purchased in both Illinois and other states across the Midwest.

According to a report from CandyStore.com, Illinois' favorite Halloween candy is Sour Patch Kids, followed by Kit Kats then Starbursts.

Data showed that Illinoisans bought 162,272 pounds of Sour Patch Kids, 126,533 pounds of Kit Kat bars and 112,073 pounds of Starburst candies over the last 14 years.

Here's where the rest of the Midwest stood in terms of favorite Halloween candy:

  • Indiana: Starburst
  • Wisconsin: Butterfinger
  • Michigan: Starburst
  • Iowa: M&M's
  • Missouri: Milky Way
  • Minnesota: Tootsie Pops
  • Kentucky: Reese's Cups

Across the U.S., the nationwide favorite candy is Reese's Cups, followed by Skittles, M&M's, Starburst and Hot Tamales, the report showed.

The list looked at 14 years of candy sales data from 2007 to 2021, evaluating the months leading up to the Halloween holiday. CandyStore.com sells candy across the U.S. and works with other candy distributors, which all contributed to the data, the company said.

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