Louisiana’s favorite Halloween candy is apparently Lemonheads

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – In Louisiana, the Lemonhead is king.

According to 14 years of data from CandyStore.com, Lemonhead is the most popular Halloween candy in Louisiana. Reese’s Cups and Blowpops were ranked second and third, respectively.

Lemonhead was not the most popular candy in any other state.

Here’s how our neighboring states stacked up:

  • Mississippi: 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Butterfinger
  • Arkansas: Jolly Ranchers, Butterfinger, Skittles
  • Texas: Starburst, Reese’s Cups, Sour Patch Kids



Tootsie Pops took the top spot in Tennessee, Minnesota, and Washington, and the folks in the frigid North Dakota opted for Hot Tamales, usurping Jolly Ranchers, the previous year’s winner.

Connecticut was the only state that preferred Almond Joy over all other candy. Georgia is the lone representative of Swedish Fish.

Halloween candy spending is expected to hit a whopping $3 billion in 2021, according to the National Retail Federation, a 20% increase over last year and 10% more than the previous all-time high.