Are Skittles Really Minnesota’s Most Popular Halloween Candy?
They are, if you believe this new survey of which candy is the favorite in each state this Halloween.
There are a LOT of surveys and lists out there these days that try to tell us what's the most popular...whatever... in each state. Often times, they're wrong-- and written, it seems, by someone who's probably never even set foot here in Minnesota.
But THIS survey of the Top Halloween Candies in Each State is done by the gang over at candystore.com. And they've been selling candy across the country for the past 12 years now. So they have some serious date on just which candy sells the most here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and across the country.
And according to candystore.com, Minnesota's most popular Halloween candy this year is... Skittles! That was followed by Tootsie Pops (last year's most popular Halloween candy here in Minnesota) and Candy Corn.
Does that sound right to you? It sure doesn't to me! What about Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? Or Snickers! Or Kit Kat! Or Milky Way! Or just about any other chocolate candy! Candystore.com explained it like this:
"The top Halloween candy in your state are not always what you think they were. Salt water taffy and Hot Tamales performed much better than some expected, for example. For over 12 years, we’ve been delivering tons of bulk candy around the country. As bulk candy retailers and distributors, we’ve got a lot of candy sales data to comb through," the site said.
So, yeah-- if you want to be the most popular house on your block with trick-or-treaters this Halloween, I guess you've gotta stock up on those Skittles! You can read candystore.com's Most Popular Halloween Candy survey HERE.