Michigan's most popular Halloween treat is candy corn and I'm so disappointed

Most popular candy

Do better, Michigan.

With Halloween coming up in a couple weeks, CandyStore.com has used 10 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy in all 50 states.

There are some good treats across the map. Alaska's favorite candy is Twix (nice). Kansas loves Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (always awesome). All the way up in Maine, they love Sour Patch Kids (yum!).

So what does our beloved Michigan enjoy? Well, let's take a lo--

CANDY CORN?!

Yes, that's right. Candy corn, which serves better as a Halloween decoration than a consumable good, comes out on top with 146,782 pounds of it sold in the state, according to CandyStore.com.

That's even better than Skittles, which came in second place at 135,982 pounds, and Starburst at a distant third with 87,740.

 Mighty Michigan has a love affair with candy corn," the website says. "You may have thought it was automobiles or College football. Nope. Candy corn rules this midwestern state, that is shaped like a mitten. Or maybe it’s a hand reaching out for more candy corn.."

Har har har. Apparently, instead of tasting the rainbow, people in this state want to taste mediocrity. You're all gross.

The good news here is Michigan isn't the only state that's flawed and loves candy corn. Idaho, New Mexico, Alabama, Rhode Island and South Carolina are also basking in disappointment and letting other states enjoy superior candy.

Even Ohio - a factually inferior state to Michigan - has Blow Pops as its most popular treat. Still better than those miniature traffic cones we apparently love so much.

It's pretty simple, everyone: Life's short. And cruel. For this fine Halloween season, fill your belly with the deliciousness of Snickers and M&Ms and Skittles and Swedish Fish. Why waste it on lame candy corn?

(Disclosure: The writer of this article does not like candy corn.)

Candy corn fans, send hate mail to Brian Manzullo: bmanzullo@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrianManzullo.

Detroit Free Press


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