Every Halloween, thousands head out decked out in costume on the hunt for their most loved sweet treat. It’s a big deal and everyone most likely knows their favorite candy like the back of their hand.
In the spirit of the season, CandyStore.com analyzed the most popular candies in each state (both chocolate and other sweets) and Illinois’ top 3 are surprising. Analyzing over 15 years of sales data from 2007-2021, the candy distributor also polled candy manufacturers, distributors, and state-wide best sellers.
Here are the top three most popular candies in Chicago!
The top three most popular choices in Illinois are:
- Sour Patch Kids
- Kit Kats
Yet, according to Byte.com, the #1 Halloween candy in IL is actually…
Tootsie Rolls…. In surveying over 1,000 Americans, they were also able to conclude the worst Halloween candy. Get this, the most hated Halloween candy in Illinois is Candy Corn! The cornerstone of Halloween candy! Can you believe it?!
As for nationwide, the #1 choice is Reese’s peanut butter cups, followed by Skittles and M&M’s.
Chicago readers, do you agree with candystore.comhttps://www.candystore.com/blogs/facts-trivia/halloween-candy-map-popular or byte.com https://www.byte.com/community/resources/article/favorite-halloween-candy/? Are you team Sour Patch Kids or team Tootsie Rolls?