Special Report

Every State’s Halloween Obsession, Ranked

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10. California
> Population: 39,557,045
> Annual candy consumption: 3,740,949 pounds
> Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 9,457 pounds (14th highest)
> Top 3 favorite candies: Skittles, M&M’s, Reese’s Cups
> Best place for trick-or-treating: Vernon

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9. Maine
> Population: 1,338,404
> Annual candy consumption: 144,519 pounds
> Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 10,798 pounds (12th highest)
> Top 3 favorite candies: Sour Patch Kids, Starburst, M&M’s
> Best place for trick-or-treating: Yarmouth

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8. New Mexico
> Population: 2,095,428
> Annual candy consumption: 208,820 pounds
> Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 9,966 pounds (13th highest)
> Top 3 favorite candies: Candy Corn, Jolly Ranchers, Milky Way
> Best place for trick-or-treating: Aztec

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7. Arizona
> Population: 7,171,646
> Annual candy consumption: 2,103,978 pounds
> Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 29,337 pounds (the highest)
> Top 3 favorite candies: Hot Tamales, Snickers, Hershey Kisses
> Best place for trick-or-treating: Gilbert

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6. New Hampshire
> Population: 1,356,458
> Annual candy consumption: 165,289 pounds
> Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 12,185 pounds (7th highest)
> Top 3 favorite candies: Starburst, M&M’s, Snickers
> Best place for trick-or-treating: Charlestown

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