Here’s the most popular Halloween candy in your state

Here’s the most popular Halloween candy in your state

You might be surprised to discover which candy is the most popular in your state.

According to the interactive map below from by candy retailer Candystore.com, Kit Kats are #1 in Illinois. In Wisconsin, Starburst is the top choice.

Source: CandyStore.com

Source: CandyStore.com.

The National Retail Federation is estimating $2.6 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year.

With all this talk about sugar, Dr. Janice Lubas, a pediatric dentist with Advocate Children’s Hospital, offers this advice for parents.

“Candy causes cavities. That’s why it’s important to limit the amount your children eat,” says Dr. Lubas. “Be sure your kids brush and floss after eating, or, if not at home, drinking water and chewing sugarless gum can help.”

Best idea? “Make sure they also have healthier treats to choose from,” says Dr. Lubas.

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  1. “Best idea? “Make sure they also have healthier treats to choose from,” says Dr. Lubas.”

    Yes, because when given the option, kids always choose carrot sticks or pretzels over candy.

    SMH

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Holly Brenza
Holly Brenza

Holly Brenza, health enews contributor, is the public affairs coordinator at Advocate Children's Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her free time, Holly enjoys reading, watching the White Sox and Blackhawks, playing with her dog, Bear and running her cats' Instagram account, @strangefurthings.