It's Halloween time and we are getting ready for "trick-or-treaters" around the Garden State. So if you want to be the "popular" house on the block you want to make sure you have the most popular candy at your place for "trick-or-treaters". did a recent article about the most popular candies across the nation.
"Tootsie Pops are New Jersey’s second choice. The hard candy lollipops filled with a Tootsie roll center are another hit for the state, selling 137,992 pounds. They were introduced in 1931. The original assortment included chocolate, raspberry, cherry, orange, grape, and lemon of which was discontinued in the ‘80s and returned in 2016."


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According to, The number one candy in Jersey is M&Ms. "New Jersey also loves their M&Ms. It is a colorful state after all, in some ways. New Jersey purchases 141,782 pounds of M&Ms annually. But can anyone explain if they are so popular in New Jersey why Tony Soprano wasn’t chowing down on them in the Sopranos series? Bet you can’t." Robert Anasch Robert Anasch


So what candy is your personal favorite? Do you agree with the survey? Is M&M your go-to candy? What candy are you giving out for "trick-or-treat"? CBS posted the most popular Halloween candies in America:

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
  • Peanut M&M's.
  • Regular M&M's.
  • Tootsie Pops.
  • Twizzlers.
  • Hershey's Milk Chocolate.
  • Sour Patch Kids.
  • Candy Corn
  • Kit Kat
  • Starburst Robert Anasch Robert Anasch


Enjoy your candy and Happy Halloween! Look for us on Halloween Night in the Toms River Halloween Parade.


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