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Candystore.com released this week their state by state rankings of the most popular Halloween candy in each state.
The top ranked Halloween candies in Alabama? Drum roll please….
According to Candystore.com they took 10 years of sales data (2007-2016), looking in particular at the months leading up to Halloween. Since the company sells to all 50 states – they were able to create a state by state comparison. They also verified the data with major candy manufacturers and distributors.
Two of Alabama’s top 3 candies are connected to candystore.com’s readers worst Halloween candies – candy corn (#2) and tootsie rolls (closely related to tootsie pops – #6).
On the best list, Alabama’s love for Hershey’s chocolate slipped in at #10 on the list.
Are there any Alabama produced candies that should be on this list?
How about Birmingham’s own Pucker Powder. According to Made in Alabama, the local company has 7,500 dispensing units in the field, primarily at theme parks, resorts, gift shops and attractions. In fact, the Pucker Powder distributes their product to over 50 countries.
And if you really want to go all out this Halloween and buy “hyper-local” candy, try out the Birmingham Candy Company. From southern pralines to carmel apples, you can surprise friends and family with locally-made candy. More good news – Birmingham Candy Company has a retail store inside Railroad Park!
Will Pucker Powder crack a state’s top three one day? Will Birmingham Candy Company become the next Hershey?
It is hard to believe candy corn is Alabama’s number one candy for Halloween.