Map shows most popular Halloween candies in every state

2:49 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 Food
File photo for the American-Statesman of Pixie Sticks, which were not one of the top Texas candies.

Who knew Halloween candy could be so divisive?

The American-Statesman newsroom, for one, which recently nearly launched a candy-war over an editor’s “definitive” ranking of Halloween sweets including Tootsie Rolls among the top three. 

But get a load of this: We found a map that purports to rank the favorite candies of each state based on candy sale data compiled by online bulk candy site candystore.com, which allows you to purchase “straight from the comfort of home.

According to the data, Texas’ favorite Halloween candy is Starburst, of which state residents purchased almost 2 million pounds around the holiday last year.

Texans’ No. 2 favorite candy is Reese’s Cups and No. 3 is Almond Joy. You can view the map in full below:

Two years ago a similar map showed candy corn as the state’s No. 1 preferred candy. How far we’ve come. 

Happy tricking and treating, Austinites! 

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