What’s Mississippi’s most popular Halloween candy?

Published 8:49 am Friday, October 6, 2017

Halloween is right around the corner, meaning Mississippians are about to spend the better part of a month downing an obnoxious amount of candy found in overstuffed grocery-aisle shelves across the state.

It should come as no surprise that shoppers spend an estimated $2.7 billion (with a b) on Halloween candy each year seeing as how the options are endless—from fun-sized chocolate bars to bowls of candy corn and even those little sugary pumpkins that taste like candy corn but don’t come with the negative stigma of being an adult who likes candy corn.

So what’s the most popular Halloween candy in Mississippi? CandyStore.com compiled a decade of sales data to break down the top three preferences of each state. The answer might surprise you.

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Source: CandyStore.com.

It seems Mississippi is pretty crazy about 3 Musketeers, buying 109,783 pounds of it during Halloween season over the past 10 years. Snickers is a close second, accounting for 103,993 pounds of sales. In third place: Butterfinger, with 57,829 pounds of Mississippi sales since 2007.

See how other states rack up and give us your take:

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?