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Instacart Study Reveals The Most Popular Halloween Candies In America

Spooky season has arrived and with that comes a deluge of snacks, sweets, and treats all geared to ring in the vibes for Halloween. But have you ever wondered which treats are the favorites throughout the country?

A recent study conducted by Instacart and The Harris Poll, entitled The Great Halloween Candy Debate, surveyed responses from more than 2,000 Americans nationwide to reveal how consumers feel about their favorite candies.

As seen in the infographic above, the most popular candies in America are a varied bunch, ranging from Red Vines dominating the West Coast to Twizzlers being a Midwest favorite. Other findings in the study show which candies are the top cravings in the country:

Check out all the results of this study on The Great Halloween Candy Debate.

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Packaged Food Sweets

Walmart Exclusively Selling A Huge 488-Piece Halloween Candy Box

hershey's halloween candy treasure box

Halloween and candy are as inevitable a duo as death and taxes. It’s the surest of things, really. To ensure that our world’s keep turning and our spooky treats keep coming, Walmart is exclusively selling a hulking 488-piece Treasure Box of Hershey’s chocolates and sweets.

All the usual sweet suspects are in there: Kit Kat, Rolo, Reese’s, Hershey Kisses, Jolly Ranchers, and Twizzlers. A whole box retails for $29.98, a deal considering the amount of goodies you’re getting.

Grab a box and for sure you’ll have enough treats to give out on October 31.

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Snacks Sweets

New Light And Fluffy Starburst Airs Are Coming Soon

Not to be confused with the latest exclusive sneaker drop, Starburst Airs are a new iteration of Starburst candy that boasts “softy & squishy” features.

New Starburst Airs are a gummy candy that are aerated, which is what contributes to the light and fluffy texture of it. Pillowy bites of Starburst Airs will begin hitting shelves at select retailers this fall, with nationwide availability beginning in 2022.

Available flavors include strawberry, lemon, orange and cherry in Original packs, and sour kiwi, strawberry, pineapple, passion fruit and mango in Sour Tropical packs.

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Hit-Or-Miss TikTok

This TikTok of Candy Being Pulled is Your Oddly Satisfying Clip of The Day

@hammondscandies

The candy puller strikes again! ##candymaking ##hammondscandies ##tiktokcomida

♬ zach and amy – loki!

I’ve just about watched this TikTok clip an unhealthy amount of times since scrolling upon it today. I mean, just look at it, it’s mesmerizing. So easy to get googly eyed at this incandescent mass of candy being pulled into a stunning metamorphosis before our very eyes.

The clip above is courtesy of Hammond’s Candies, a Denver-based confectionary that’s beloved for handmade candies like lollipops, marshmallows, caramel, chocolate, and more.

From the looks of this TikTok clip, they’re doing things right and keeping in mind that we always eat with our eyes first.

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Celebrity Grub Now Trending TikTok

Trying to Scam Da Baby With Candy Isn’t As Easy As Stealing Candy From A Baby

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These kids try to scam DaBaby! 😂 was he being fair to them? ##dababy ##candy ##scam

♬ original sound – No Jumper Podcast

If you think you’re going to scam Da Baby out of a couple hundred dollars for some candy, then you really have to rethink your hustler, player. As seen in the now viral clip above, two youngsters try to play the rapper with a box of candy for $200 only for Da Baby to activate some basic math in his head and call cap on their shenanigans.

Jay-Z once famously said that you “can’t knock the hustle,” but when the hustle gets caught lacking in the mathematical department, then that hustle shall be rightfully knocked.

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Alcohol Drinks

Truly and Sugarfina Debut World’s First Hard-Seltzer Infused Candy

Truly x Sugarfina.

The hard seltzer industry has quickly filled itself up to the brim within the past few years, as the market has become crowded with options, yet with little uniqueness. Truly, a leader in the hard seltzer game, has linked with luxury candy brand, Sugarfina, to inject some creativity into the flat market.

This collaboration between Truly and Sugarfina has resulted in the world’s first ever hard seltzer-infused candy. Though non-alcoholic, the limited edition, Truly-infused gummy bears are now available in four fruity flavors: Watermelon Kiwi, Pineapple, Mango, and Passion Fruit.

The collection is available now on Sugarfina.com and includes a Candy Bento Box® for $30.00, plus individual Candy Cubes® for $8.95. 

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Sweets

Sour Patch Kids Launches MYSTERY Flavor We’re Stuck Guessing All Summer

Photo courtesy of Sour Patch Kids

I love a good mystery as much as the next guy, and when you pair it with something as addicting as Sour Patch Kids, there’s no situation where you can come out unsatisfied.

The iconic candy brand has just launched a new mystery flavor that just hit stores this week. Like with many other mystery flavors in consumer packaged goods, the sweet and sour candy youths are devoid of color to not hint at their flavor of origin.

As part of a sweepstakes, Sour Patch Kids will reveal the mystery flavor this August, and one lucky winner who submits the correct guess to Mystery.SourPatchKids.com will win $50,000.

Gonna have to get my hands on a bag or two — maybe a whole case.

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Packaged Food

Kraft Creates Limited-Edition Pink Candy Mac & Cheese For Valentine’s Day

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When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of romance, candies, flowers, and candlelit dinners. Does pink candy-flavored macaroni and cheese come to mind? Not at all, but I’m willing to go with it. 

Kraft has introduced a wildly vibrant pink macaroni and cheese they’re calling Candy Kraft Mac and Cheese

Essentially the base of the macaroni dish is the same. However, the new candy flavor packet turns the iconic dish into a vibrant pink and adds a sweet candy flavor to your bowl.

Not sure how stoked I am about my Mac and cheese coming out sweet and pink, but I’ll keep an open mind.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to buy these in stores. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the exclusive variation will only be available to 1,000 fans as part of sweepstakes for the holiday. 

To enter, visit CandyKraftMacandCheese.com