These are the most popular Halloween candies in the Tri-State

The weather is finally cooperating and the leaves are changing. It really feels like Fall. And with Fall comes Halloween candy.

Lots and lots of Halloween candy.

A recent study released by Bid On Equipment examined the most popular Halloween candy in every state. The study said that the most popular candy in Indiana is M&M’s. For Kentucky, the most popular candy is Swedish Fish and for Illinois, Jolly Rancher.

The study shows that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular Halloween treats in 12 states. Airheads, Nerds, SweeTarts and Gummy Worms are the least popular.The study shows that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular Halloween treats in 12 states. Airheads, Nerds, SweeTarts and Gummy Worms are the least popular.

The study shows that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular Halloween treats in 12 states. Airheads, Nerds, SweeTarts and Gummy Worms are the least popular.

People with children spend on average $35.01 on Halloween candy. That’s $10 more than the national average.

Survey results also show that 81% of people prefer to hand out candy versus 12% that just leave a bowl out on the porch. The ideal hours for trick-or-treating are between 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and children age out of the trick-or-treating at age 15.

“Halloween Candy” by Luke Jones is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Finally, an answer to the burning question of the season: Should Halloween be moved to the last Saturday of October? Over half of the respondents say “yes,” with 52% voting in favor and 48% voting “no.”

Check out the entire Halloween candy map here and take a look at the most popular candy in 20 major U.S. cities!

The study comes from a survey performed on September 10, 2019. Bid on Equipment admins surveyed 2,004 people living in residential neighborhoods. Also, they used the Google AdWords platform to analyze search volume trends for more than 100 different types of candy. They completed this over the period of September 2018 to October 2018 in all 50 states and the 20 largest cities in the country.