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Some like it hot: North Dakota's top-selling Halloween candy is Hot Tamales

Minnesotans are sweet for Tootsie Pops, but North Dakotans prefer to spice it up with Hot Tamales, a CandyStore study said. Based on 11 years of sales data, Skittles is America's top choice for Halloween candy, followed closely by M&Ms and Sn...

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Minnesotans are sweet for Tootsie Pops, but North Dakotans prefer to spice it up with Hot Tamales, a CandyStore study said.

Based on 11 years of sales data, Skittles is America's top choice for Halloween candy, followed closely by M&Ms and Snickers. The survey said about $2.7 billion was spent on sweets last year.

Minnesota purchased 202,210 pounds of Tootsie Pops last year, the study said. Other favorites were Skittles and candy corn. North Dakotans bought 69,652 pounds of Hot Tamales last year. Their other top sellers were Jolly Ranchers and candy corn.

The study said 95 percent of people who celebrate Halloween purchase candy and on average spend about $27. Over half of parents save some candy for later in the year, the survey said.

View the full study here .

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