Top 5 most popular Halloween candy for trick or treaters, non-chocolate edition

As October 31 approaches, here are non-chocolate candies that costumed visitors love to consume!


Skittles candies

Taste the rainbow! Skittles are sort of like an M&M alternative with no chocolate in them. These flavored little candies are particularly favored by trick or treaters in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, and South Carolina.


Starburst candy

These flavorful candies originated in 1960 in Britain as "Opal Fruit" candy. The've since become known as Starburst, with about 1.7 million pounds of them purchased for Halloween. New Hampshire and South Dakota seem to particularly love handing these out to trick or treaters each year.


Candy corn

You'd be hard-pressed to find a top five Halloween candy list that doesn't mention this classic. Some love them, others hate them. They've got the classic Halloween color with orange, yellow, and white stripes. There's also over 1.5 million pounds of Candy corn sold for the Oct. 31 holiday with Michigan, Nevada, and Idaho the three states that seem to buy the most.


Hot Tamales candy

Virginia, Indiana, and North Dakota like it hot. All three of these states have Hot Tamales as their No. 1 most popular Halloween candy. They've got a spicy taste thanks to their red-hot cinnamon flavoring. Tamales rank fourth overall on our top five list. Just don't burn your mouth with too many at once!


Jolly Ranchers

A lot of people love these mouthwatering hard candies. They come in a variety of great flavors including watermelon, grape, and green apple. The Daily Meal says that over one million pounds of Jolly Ranchers are purchased for Halloween. That's a lot of these suckers! Head to Arkansas, Georgia, or Utah, if you want the best chance to score these in your costume.

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