These 5 States Purchase The Least Amount Of Candy Corn

The fall season brings so much to enjoy. There's picturesque foliage, sweater weather, spooky movies, and, quite controversially, the return of candy corn. 

Candy corn, per Business Insider, is a far cry from actual corn. It has zero nutritional value, and is made with ingredients including salt, dextrose, artificial flavor, artificial coloring, and gelatin, which is an ingredient derived from animal hides and bones.

Perhaps it's this nutrient profile (or lack thereof) that has some folks forever avoiding candy corn, or perhaps it's the "chicken feed" stigma attached to it. Whatever the reason may be, a 2021 Candy Store survey confirms that candy corn is the most disliked Halloween candy of all.

Food & Wine shares that candy corn may be less liked in some states than others, according to data from Brach's, the company that sells a whopping 95% of the candy corn in America. The polarizing candy, which can come in flavors like "Caramel Candy" and "Turkey Dinner," definitely has a fanbase that varies by region.

Do you live in a Candy Corn-loving state?

It might be hard to believe that a food so synonymous with Halloween is less popular in some areas, let alone the most disliked holiday candy. However, Alabama, Hawaii, Nebraska, Vermont, and Wisconsin are, according to Brach's data, the states that purchase the least amount of candy corn (via Food & Wine).

Katie Duffy, Ferrara's Vice-President and General Manager of Seasonal Marketing, told Food & Wine that "Candy corn has been a Halloween staple for more than half a century. But we also know that candy corn is one of the most divisive treats out there and there are some people who don't enjoy the classic treat. (I'm looking at you, Nebraskans and Wisconsinites)."

The data also reveals the top five states where candy corn sells the most: California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Michigan. It can be speculated that sales are due to the states' larger populations, however, Food & Wine makes the argument that Ohio is the seventh most populated state and didn't even make the top 20.

We may never know the real reason behind the regional desire (or derision) for candy corn, but according to Vogue one thing remains true: you are either all in or all out when it comes to candy corn.