Trick or Treat! Halloween is here and Hudson Valley residents are stocking up on their favorite treats to give out to the kiddies this October 31st. has been collecting data as to what the most popular candy is in each state for the last 16 years. So if you want to keep your New York Trick-or-Treaters happy you're going to want to pay attention...

The Most Popular Candy in New York is WHAT?!

According to the data collected by the following are the Top 3 most popular Halloween candies in New York:

  1. Sour Patch Kids
  2. Hot Tamales
  3. Candy Corn

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure kids are digging around those Trick-or-Treat sacks for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Kit Kats. Sour Patch kids are good, but not #1 spot worthy! Spicy candy must be doing it for some people, but Hot Tamales...really, New York? What are you thinking?!


I've always been a fan of candy corn and don't really understand all the hate. But the numbers don't lie, Candy Corn is back! The candy site explains:

Love it or loathe it, Candy Corn is making a comeback! After falling off some radars, this classic tri-colored treat has clawed its way back into the top ten. Is it nostalgia, or has Candy Corn found a new generation of admirers?

Our friends in Connecticut have a list that makes much more sense:

  1. Almond Joy
  2. Milky Way
  3. M&M's

CandyStore.Com Collects Candy Data for Over 15 Years

So how does come up with Sour Patch Kids being the most popular candy in New York? They explain stating "With our expansive reach across the U.S. and into Canada, we dissected our sales state-by-state." They add that they have a network of  "major candy manufacturers and distributors" who share their "invaluable inputs."

Take a closer look at the other favorite candies across the US. It could be worse...we could be Washington State. Tootsie Pops? Really?


If this whole candy conversation has your sweet tooth singing, but also put you in the mood for Halloween head out to 45 Kerr Road in Poughkeepsie! Every night when the sun goes down the Dellamura family flips the switch that transforms their front yard to a hauntingly charming graveyard.

Starting October 28th they'll be handing out candy to those who stop by. Take a sneak peek at their setup below:

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