Most popular candy purchases for Halloween


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(WYTV)- You never know what’s going to show up in your child’s trick-or-treat bag.

But there are always one or two brands that show up again and again.

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween candy spending should hit a whopping three billion dollars this year, the most ever and a 20% increase over last year.

A website called looked at Halloween candy sales to find the most popular candies this year.

Across the country, the number one treat is Reese’s Cups followed by Skittles and M&Ms

Let’s check Ohio and the states around it to find the candies we’re buying the most this October.

  • Ohio: Blow Pops. (M&Ms come in 2nd, Starburst is 3rd.)
  • Pennsylvania: Hershey’s Mini Bars. (Skittles are 2nd and and M&Ms are 3rd)
  • West Virginia: Hershey’s Mini Bars
  • Kentucky: Swedish Fish
  • Indiana: Starburst
  • Michigan: Candy Corn

By the way, 50% of parents admit to holding some candy back for themselves later in the year.

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