Halloween is tomorrow and so it’s time to break it down – the candy that is. According to influenster.com American’s favorite candy are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups followed by Kit Kat and Butterfinger. Don’t agree? Some of us here at Main Street didn’t quite either. But we thought it interesting to see that according to the same source that the favorite candies in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut varied. True to the number one spot, Connecticut’s favorite candy are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – ok pretty consistent, we’ll allow it (not that our opinion has any greater impact – ba-ha-haha). But the fine folks in Mass prefer Starburst, while New Yorkers voted for Sweet Tarts…. say what? I’m not quite agreeing with this. But everyone’s a critic, right?
According to USA Today, America’s top 8 favorite candies are as follows: 1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at 36%, 2. Snickers at 18%, 3. M&M’s at 11%, 4. Hershey bars at 6%, 5. Candy corn at 6%, 6. Skittles came in at 5%, while 7. Staruburst came in at 4% and 8. Tootsie Pops at 2%. So there you have it – according to these two national media sources at least.
But we like to keep in local.
So for all of you candy connoisseur out there who are just dying to find out what candies are our favorites, here you are:
Ashley ranks her candies as follows: 1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (following the general consensus), 2. Tootsie Pops, 3. Jolly Rancher, 4. Baby Ruth, 5. Peanut M&M’s, and her number 6 spot goes to Starburst. A nice solid mix of candy for sure!
My favorites (this is Thorunn writing btw), are different though and mostly for the fact that I’m not a fan of peanut butter in my candy. And don’t send hate my way for making that statement – I like peanut butter and I understand the magical combination of chocolate and peanut butter, but I just don’t like it. Sorry. But my favorites are as follows: 1. Snickers, 2. Twix, 3. M&Ms – original or peanut, I like them equally, 4. Baby Ruth, 5. Skittles, and as a sixth I’ll throw in the classic Jolly Rancher.
But we all have different sweet tooth-es and preferences so when you hit the trick-or-treating streets tomorrow night, make sure to check all of the candy, and enjoy your favorites! Watch out for Friday’s candy hang over!