Can you name Alabama’s top 3 Halloween candies? The #1 ranked candy is … surprising?

Tootsie pops is Alabama’s third most popular candy according to 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….

Candy Corn
Hershey’s Mini-bars
Tootsie Pops

Hersheys mini chocolates are #2 on the Alabama ranking

According to 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’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!

Birmingham Alabama
Photo from Birmingham Candy Company

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.


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

Articles: 2493