Statistics About The Least Popular Halloween Candy

The least popular Halloween candy is candy corn, with only 15% of people choosing it as their favorite.

In this post, we explore the least popular Halloween candies based on various surveys and studies conducted in recent years. From Circus Peanuts to Candy Corn and other divisive treats, we delve into the statistics that reveal which candies are most likely to be passed over during the spooky season.

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"73% of respondents rated Circus Peanuts to be their least favorite Halloween candy in a 2019 study."

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"Halloween's least favorite candy is Candy Corn with a dislike score of 46.8%."

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"Good & Plenty ranks #3 as the least favorite candy, with a 43.4% dislike score."

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"In 2020, Candy Corn was voted as the worst Halloween candy in 7 US states."

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"Mary Janes are ranked as the 8th least favorite Halloween candy."

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"Smartees ranked 13th in the least favorite candies list, disliked by 19.1% according to Candy Store 2021 customer survey."

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"Licorice flavored candy was the least favorite of 31.9% of survey participants in 2021."

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"61% of people stated Not M&M's Peanuts as their least favorite in a Huffington Post survey."

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"The wax cola bottles candy is the least popular among 48% surveyed in the US."

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"Whoppers are the least favorite candy in South Dakota according to Zippia survey."

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"Bit-O-Honey was marked as the least favorite candy by 32% of people in a Max Pixel survey."

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"Out of 40 types of candy, Nonpareils ranked 31st in popularity."

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"Peanut Butter Kisses were the least favorite of 38.5% of participants in a National Today’s Candy Survey."

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"Three Musketeers is the least popular Halloween candy in Maine in 2021."

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"Atomic Fireballs are the least popular candy in South Carolina, according to a 2021 survey by"

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"Tootsie Pops were ranked 28th out of 40 in popularity among Halloween candies."

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"NECCO Wafers are the least favorite candy in Washington State as per survey conducted by in 2021."

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"Runts are the least favorite candy in Delaware according to Zippia's survey."

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"Nik-L-Nip wax sticks are ranked as the 7th least popular candy in a 2021 Halloween candy popularity study by"

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In conclusion, Circus Peanuts emerged as the clear winner (or loser) in the race for the least favorite Halloween candy, with a staggering 73% of respondents expressing distaste for it in a 2019 study. Candy Corn also garnered significant dislike, especially evident by its status as the worst Halloween candy in several states. Licorice, Peanut Butter Kisses, NECCO Wafers, and Runts also found themselves among the least popular candies, each facing disdain from a notable portion of survey participants. Overall, these statistics reflect the diverse preferences and aversions within the realm of Halloween candy, showcasing just how subjective and varied taste preferences can be.

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