With Halloween quickly approaching, it's no secret that yearly candy sales are more of a treat than a trick for investors. According to the National Retail Federation, the amount spent on Halloween this year is forecast to reach a new high of $9.1 billion.
Of that spooky total, $2.7 billion is expected to be spent on ensuring trick-or-treaters receive their yearly sugar rush. Naturally the candy bigwigs including Mondelez (MDLZ) - Get Report , Nestle (NSRGY) and Hershey (HSY) - Get Report hope Halloween sales mean they have one less thing to worry about when it comes to reporting their quarterly earnings reports.
Over the past 10 years, CandyStore.com has been analyzing which candies have become the best-sellers in the U.S. So which candy is flying off the shelf in your state? You might be surprised to find that it isn't one of your favorites.
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Editors' Pick: Originally Published on Oct. 23.