Candy Corn: the Most Popular Halloween Candy in South Carolina

Candy corn lovers, you're not alone.

In a survey of more than 40,000 people around the USA to determine the most popular Halloween candies, candy corn claimed the top honors in the most number of states.

Oregon, Wyoming, Tennessee, Texas and South Carolina all picked the polarizing treat as their favorite candy.

Elizabeth Scherle, co-founder and president of Influenster, the website that surveyed its users to determine the top candies by state, said candy corn's victory surprised her.

"It’s such a divisive candy that many people love to love or love to hate during trick-or-treat season — I guess it has more lovers than we thought," she said.

Other top treats included Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat and Butterfinger — the only candies to receive votes in all 50 states.

Scherle advised folks to stock up on Reese's classic peanut butter candy since it got the most total votes across the USA.

The Hershey's brand also won big, taking the top spot in 10 states with its iconic candies including Hershey's Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy, Whopper Malted Milk Balls, Twizzlers and Jolly Rancher.

Influenster, a marketing website for product discovery and reviews, surveyed 42,238 users in September 2015 to collect the data.

A full list of the winners by state:

Alabama - AirHeads
Alaska - Snickers
Arizona - Toblerone
Arkansas - Skittles
California - Lifesavers
Colorado - Milky Way
Connecticut - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Delaware - 3 Musketeers
Florida - Nestlé Crunch Bar
Georgia - Pixy Stix
Hawaii - 100 Grand Bar
Idaho - Butterfinger
Illinois - Snickers
Indiana - Reese's Pieces
Iowa - Twix
Kansas - Twizzlers
Kentucky - Whoppers
Louisiana - Swedish Fish
Maine - Starburst
Maryland - Almond Joy
Massachusetts - Starburst
Michigan - M&M's
Minnesota - 100 Grand Bar
Mississippi - Hershey's Kisses
Missouri - Hershey's Kisses
Montana - Kit Kat Bar
Nebraska - Skittles
Nevada - Jolly Ranchers
New Hampshire - Tootsie Rolls
New Jersey - Sour Patch Kids
New Mexico - 3 Musketeers
New York - Sweet Tarts
North Carolina - Butterfinger
North Dakota - Sour Patch Kids
Ohio - Milky Way
Oklahoma - M&M's
Oregon - Candy corn
Pennsylvania - Swedish Fish
Rhode Island - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
South Carolina - Candy corn
South Dakota - Laffy Taffy
Tennessee - Candy corn
Texas - Candy corn
Utah - Nerds
Vermont - Almond Joy
Virginia - Reese's Pieces
Washington - AirHeads
West Virginia - Oreos
Wisconsin - Laffy Taffy
Wyoming - Candy corn
District of Columbia - Twix 


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