Remember as a kid waiting for Halloween? The anticipation of trick or treating was almost as exciting as that of Christmas morning. I remember knowing which homes would hand out the best candy year after year. My friends and I would go past all the other houses just to get to the ones with the full size candy bars. At some point we figured out which neighborhoods were the holy grails and we would go have two or three different costumes so we could score multiple times. You might be thinking we would go to  extremes but as a kid with a lot of free time and a need to make easy money (yes we would sell the candy afterwards) this was our entrepreneurial spirit working at maximum capacity. Fast forward to 2020 and the pandemic has most kids staying home on Halloween. If your kids are staying home and you want to surprise them with the best at home candy grab or if you dare to be "that house" in the neighborhood with the good candy this list will come in handy. CandyStore.com has released their Top 10 Halloween Candies Nationwide list. They also put out their annual map highlighting the Top 3 Halloween candies in each state. Here is how they arrived at the info:

"The online bulk candy retailer reviewed 13 years of sales data (2007-2019), looking in particular at the months leading up to Halloween. Major candy manufacturers and distributors also contributed information that helped CandyStore.com develop the map."

Top 10 Halloween candies nationwide.

  1. Skittles
  2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  3. Starburst
  4. M&M’S
  5. Hot Tamales
  6. Candy corn
  7. Snickers
  8. Sour Patch Kids
  9. Hershey Kisses
  10. Jolly Ranchers

 

In Idaho the top 3 look like this:

1.Starburst

2. Snickers

3. Candy Corn