SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California apparently has a new favorite Halloween candy.
Candystore.com released its analysis of 2021’s Most Popular Halloween Candy by state this month. Bulk candy sales data from the past 14 years was used to compile the list.READ MORE: New Law Makes Getting License Easier For Barbers And Hairstylists In California
There was a noted drop in total candy buying last year across the US due to the pandemic (a dip from $2.6 billion to $2.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s Annual 2021 Halloween Spending Survey). However, experts predict a big rebound this year (with spending estimated at $3 billion) as pandemic restrictions loosen.READ MORE: Dinosaur Exhibits Open At Sacramento Zoo
Based on bulk sales leading up to Halloween, California’s favorite trick-or-treat candy this year is Reese’s Cups. Skittles (last year’s top in California) came in second, while M&M’s rounded out the top three in the Golden State.
America’s top three candies also mirrored California’s – with Starburst, Hot Tamales, Sour Patch Kids, Hershey Kisses, Snickers, Tootsie Pops, and Candy Corn rounding out the top 10.MORE NEWS: Homeless Encampments Cause Concern For Local Businesses As Sacramento Shelters Reach Capacity