2021 America’s Best Halloween Candies


Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re looking for the best candy to buy for the kiddos this year, you’ve come to the right place. A popular bulk candy story, candystore.com, has compiled sales predictions for this year’s Halloween season into the perfect list of the most popular Halloween candy this year. Some of the results may surprise you! Candy Store, the bulk retail company, even states, “We have seen a lot of surprising favorites and least favorites over the years. That’s why working with unbiased data is so much fun.” Here are the sweet highlights:

Georgia’s Top Three

#3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

This may be a surprise that Reese’s would only be in third for the state of Georgia seen as it ranks #1 in the nation. These peanut butter filled chocolate cups have been a staple in the Halloween candy industry for decades. They are the perfect item to add to any household’s basket.

#2 Jolly Ranchers

These colorful cylinders of sugar that leave anyone’s tongue having crazy colors are a great addition to the Halloween candy lineup! They can easily be bought in bulk, and they last longer in the mouth than other candies.

#1 Swedish Fish

Who would have guessed! That’s right. According to recent sales, the number one candy for Georgia is Swedish fish. Mr. Iddings, CHS’ Band Director, is appalled by this data. “Georgia is #1 in wildlife diversity, one of the best states in education, and the most politically diverse. Yet we get Swedish fish?” This red fish shaped gummy is one of the most unique candies on the shelves. Surprisingly enough, Swedish fish only shows up on the map in one other state: Kentucky’s 2nd place.

America’s Top Three

#3 M&M’s

Of course, M&M’s would be in the top 3! Has any candy company ever had a more popular advertising campaign? This easy snackable chocolate candy has won the hearts of children all over the country and would be a staple for any candy basket out there this year.

#2 Skittles

Naturally, it wouldn’t be a most popular candies list without Skittles tagging along. The perfect counterpart to its chocolate sibling is an easy and accessible treat for any home.

#1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Yes. As mentioned previously, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is the reigning champion of the most popular Halloween candy this year! Melanie Armstead, a CHS senior, is very excited about the nation’s #1 rank, “I’ll eat a Reese’s Cup any day so that’s kinda dope if you ask me.” If you want to win the love of all the children this year, the Reese’s Cup is a must-have.