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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: The Abrahms family of Fort Greene, Brooklyn "trick or treat" as Brooklyn residents participate in Halloween activities on October 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Halloween is just around the corner, and folks have probably started hitting up the supermarket to get their candy stash for trick-or-treaters. But nobody wants to be that house with the candy nobody likes, and now a new report may help you make sure you pick up everybody’s favorites.

  • Instacart just came out with a report on Halloween candy.
  • According to their data, last year over 2.5 million pounds of candy was purchased in the weeks leading up to October 31st.
  • Peanut M&Ms were the most popular candy, followed by regular M&Ms.

Top 10 

  1. Peanut M&Ms
  2. M&Ms
  3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  4. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
  5. Twizzlers
  6. Snickers
  7. Kit Kat
  8. Candy Corn
  9. Sour Patch Kids
  10. HARIBO Goldbears

Other Halloween tidbits from Instacart’s report:

  • 43% of all October candy purchases take place during the last week of the month and apparently, a lot of people wait until the last minute, because the peak purchasing day is October 31st.
  • States in the South, including Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Arkansas, are the most likely to purchase candy corn.
  • 35% of people say they love candy corn, but 16% of people say candy corn is the worst Halloween candy.
  • States that purchase the most candy include Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Washington.
  • States that purchase the least include North Carolina, Florida, New York, Iowa, and Connecticut.
  • 53% of parents say they are absolutely or probably going to eat their kid’s candy and 56% of those parents won’t feel any guilt about it.

Read the full article here!

SOURCE: Instacart