According to candystore.com, the individually wrapped bursts of colorful flavor was the best-selling candy in Michigan in 2018, selling 114,879 pounds.
Halloween is in approximately 13 days. Parents are preparing their children’s costumes and beginning to fill bowls with candy.
The second most popular is candy corn, which is arguably the most debated candy that sees a resurgence every Halloween season. Approximately 106,295 pounds of candy corn were sold in 2018.
For the last few years, Michigan’s most popular candy was candy corn,
but Starburst dethroned the yellow, orange and white candy last year.
Third place went to Skittles, of which 86,221 pounds were sold in 2018.
However, according to a study by Bid-On-Equipment, the most popular Halloween candy in Michigan is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This study surveyed 2,004 people across residential neighborhoods.
Highlights from this study include the following:
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular candy in 12 states. Airheads, Nerds, SweeTarts, and Gummy Worms are the least popular.
People with children spend on average $35.01 on Halloween candy, $10 more than the national average.
Forty-eight percent of Americans support moving Halloween to the last Saturday in October.
The ideal hours for trick-or-treating are between 6 and 9 p.m., and children age out of the trick-or-treating at age 15.
The top 10 Halloween candies in America are Skittles, Reese’s Cups, M&M’s, Snickers, Starburst, candy corn, Hot Tamales, Tootsie Pops, Sour Patch Kids and Hershey’s, according to candystore.com.