Be the Halloween Hero of Your Neighborhood: What’s the Best Candy in MA?

by | Oct 28, 2019 | Entertainment, Business, Dining, News, Nightlife

MASSACHUSETTS—When we were kids, if someone got a Mary Jane candy in his or her bag on Halloween, the giver might certainly get toilet-papered. A bag of candy corn or Good & Plenty could put you at risk for some shaving cream on your screen door, too. 

Someone, somewhere, out there likes those candies-otherwise, why do they stay in business (actually, Necco Wafers did not)? To torment us? 

But there are certain candies that always hit a home run, and a certain candy in each state that trick-or-treaters have definitely chosen as their favorite. 

Using data from the National Retail Federation, Thrillest reports that the U.S. spends more than $9 billion on Halloween, and most of that is on candy. CandyStore.com pieced together a map of each state’s favorite Halloween candy, and Massachusetts has definitely chosen the Butterfinger as its favorite, followed by Sour Patch Kids and Dubble Bubble Gum.

Overall, candycorn.com ranks the following as the worst Halloween candy for 2019: 

  1. Candy Corn
  2. Circus Peanuts 
  3. Peanut Butter Kisses 
  4. Wax Coke Bottles 
  5. Necco Wafers 
  6. Tootsie Rolls 
  7. Smarties 
  8. Licorice 
  9. Good & Plenty 
  10. Bit-O-Honey 

The best overall? 

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  2. Snickers 
  3. Twix 
  4. Kit Kat 
  5. M&Ms
  6. Nerds 
  7. Butterfinger 
  8. Sour Patch Kids 
  9. Skittles 
  10. Hershey Bar 

You might want to take this information seriously. Not only could you be the target of a “trick” this Halloween—you could be considered the lamest of all the neighbors, lest you choose wisely. 


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