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According to Candystore.com, M&M's is the favorite candy of North Carolina. NY was the only state to buy more Sour Patch Kids than IL, with 200,008 pounds sold.

That's according to bulk candy seller candystore.com, which analyzed 10 years of sales and distribution data to come up with the most popular Halloween sweets in all 50 states.

Reese's Cups were announced as the second favorite candy in North Carolina, with Candy Corn rounding out the top three list, according to the website.

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Starburst was also the top Halloween candy in Wisconsin and South Dakota.

The National Retail Federation estimates that shoppers will spend $2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year and, according to a new study, Georgia and SC will spend more of their money on one particular brand than any other. The state has sold over 114,000 pounds of Candy Corn.

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