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Halloween candy is estimated to exceed $2.5 Billion in sales this year. About 95% of households will buy candy for Halloween.

When it comes to Delaware, Skittles was voted the #1 Top Halloween candy for the first state. Runner ups for Delaware were candy corn (which was last year’s winner) and Lifesavers. Skittles also comes in #1 Nationwide as well, with competitors like Reese’s Cups, M&M’s, and Snickers. And you may be surprised by the results, considering Hot Tamales and Tootsie Pops even made the list.

Top 10 Halloween Candy of America

  1.  Skittles
  2. ¬†Reese’s Cups
  3. M&M’s
  4. Snickers
  5. Starburst
  6. Candy Corn
  7. Hot Tamales
  8. Tootsie Pops
  9. Sour Patch Kids
  10. Hershey’s


Quick Facts About Halloween

  • 172 million Americans celebrate Halloween
  • Nearly 1/4 of all Halloween purchases are made online
  • Among those who celebrate Halloween, 95% will purchase candy
  • They will spend about $25 on average
  • Most Halloween shopping is done the first 2 weeks of October.
  • In Oregon, full-sized candy bars are the norm for trick-or-treaters to receive
  • Over 50% of parents stash some Halloween candy to enjoy later in the year


Tell Us What’s Your Favorite Candy In This Poll!


Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.

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