AUSTIN (KXAN) – The trick or treatment may be slow this year, but the consumption of a fruit delicacy in Texas Starburst will not be.
At least not according to the latest statistics found by job search site Zippia through Google Trends – which found that brightly colored taffeta candy is the best choice of Lone Star State candy on Halloween.
Overall, Starburst was the candy that crushed the rest of the race between all states: Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, all prefer Starburst.
Kit Kat chocolate waffles are also a popular choice among several countries. Nevada, Washington, Hawaii and Illinois love to tear off a piece of these Kit Kat bars.
Twenty-five countries typically prefer chocolates, while another 25 prefer non-chocolates.
A few more unusual selections: New Hampshire is wild for circus peanuts, while Kentucky loves milk chocolate with Heath milk chocolate.
Starburst, owned by Mars, Inc., was first introduced to Britain in 1960 and was called Opal Fruits.
The candies were introduced later this decade elsewhere under the new name.
Overall, Reese’s peanut butter cups are the most popular candy in the United States, according to a survey by the University of Monmouth in October 2019. The survey found that 36% of Americans are peanut butter nuts.
What is your favorite candy?