What's the most popular Halloween candy in Missouri? If you guessed Hot Tamales, you'd be wrong
Soon enough, trick-or-treaters will be knocking on doors and begging for candy.
Halloween is right around the corner and giant bags of candy line store shelves ahead of the season. This year, Americans are expected to spend more than $3 billion on Halloween candy, up from $2.41 billion in 2020, according to an annual National Retail Federation survey.
In Missouri, the candy of choice is Milky Way, which ranked the most popular for Halloween, according to CandyStore.com's annual look at top candies. Almond Joy came in at No. 2, while Hot Tamales was No. 3.
Nationally, Reese's was No. 1, followed by Skittles and M&M's. Milky Way did not rank among the top 10 candies nationally.
CandyStore.com uses 14 years of bulk candy sales data to compile its annual list.