NATIONWIDE — A report has been released which details the most popular treats for the 2021 Halloween holiday.
Instacart, one of North America’s leading online grocery platforms which partners with more than 700 local, regional and national retailers to deliver from more than 65,000 stores across the continent, performed a study between Sept. 21-23, 2021 of 2,063 adults (ages 18 and older).
The top ten candies in the United States were:
- Peanut M&M’s
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
- Snickers candy bar
- Kit Kat candy bar
- Candy corn
- Sour Patch Kids
- Haribo Goldbears
The table then breaks it down to find the most popular candy purchased from each of America’s fifty states. Much to many’s surprise (and perhaps chagrin), the most popular candy purchased in Virginia was reported as candy corn. In fact, the survey showed Virginia as number three, just behind first Mississippi and then Kentucky, for being more likely to buy candy corn at 63 percent above the national average.
Candy corn also made the list as the most popularly purchased candy in North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Colorado, and Kansas. The survey revealed that 35 percent of respondents admitted to loving to eat candy corn.
Another interesting note that came of this were the states with the most candy purchases and those with the least in the country. While Virginia did not make the top five of either of these lists, the results showed that Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and Washington had the most purchases while North Carolina, Florida, New York, Iowa and Connecticut have the least amount of purchases.
The survey also showed the Halloween candy purchasing habits of those surveyed. Some of the highlights include:
- 40 percent admitted to buying Halloween candy after Oct. 31 for the deep discounts.
- 33 percent stated that they purposely purchased too much candy as to have leftovers following Trick-or-Treat.
- Roughly 11 percent stated that they have handed out healthy treats instead of candy on Halloween.
- Of parents with children under the age of 18, approximately 34 percent admitted to stealing candy from their kids’ Halloween stash.
For more information on this survey, please visit Instacart’s website.