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Hershey’s Mini ranks as Pennsylvania’s favorite Halloween candy

Chris Pastrick
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Hershey’s Miniatures are the top Halloween candy in the state of Pennsylvania in 2019.

You can’t keep a good candy bar down.

Only two years after coming in third as Pennsylvania’s favorite Halloween candy, Hershey’s mini bars lands at No. 1 this year as the state’s most popular candy treat.

Each year, Candystore.com adds up several years’ worth of sales figures — 12 to be exact — to arrive at the most popular candy in each state. They provide a Top 3 in each.

This year, the 12-year tally finds that Pennsylvanians prefer Hershey’s, which comes in at No. 1, followed by last year’s winner Skittles, then M&M’s.

Source: CandyStore.com.

Ohio’s top pick is M&M’s, West Virginia’s is Blow Pops, and New York seems to prefer Hot Tamales. (Really? Hot Tamales?)

The site reports that the National Retail Federation estimates $2.6 billion worth of candy will be bought this year, just about matching last year’s tally. They also report about 95% of households will buy candy for Halloween.

Candystore.com also ranked the top selling candy nationwide, with Skittles taking the top spot, followed by Reese’s Cups, M&M’s, Snickers and Starburst.

The Most Popular Jelly Bean Flavors by CandyStore.comSource: CandyStore.com

Oddly, candy corn comes in as the No. 6 best-selling candy nationwide, despite being named as the worst Halloween candy this year.

Take a tour through the list, find your favorite (and worst).

Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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