Updated October 7, 2014

Survey: Halloween Candy Statistics

Candy Givers Don't Always Give Out Their Favorites

The majority of Americans will have a bowl of candy ready for trick-or-treaters this Halloween, but some of them will be stingy with what type of treats they dole out, according to a CreditDonkey.com survey.

While those who celebrate Halloween (78.7 percent of respondents) always hope to receive their favorite chocolate bar or sticky treat, they are not always feeling that generous when it comes to which types of candy they give away.

What Candy Do You Like to Receive/Give

Just over 90 percent of Halloween participants plan to hand out more or at least the same amount of candy this year as they did last year. But what they like to receive and what they like to give differs across the various candy brands.

Halloween Candy 2013 Preferences
Halloween Candy 2013 Preferences © CreditDonkey

  • 89.7 percent like to receive Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, 81.7 percent like to give it out
  • 89.6 percent like to receive Kit Kat, 76.0 percent like to give it out
  • 88.5 percent like to receive Twix, 73.2 percent like to give it out
  • 86.9 percent like to receive M&M's, 79.5 percent like to give it out
  • 85.2 percent like to receive Snickers, 78.9 percent like to give it out
  • 83.4 percent like to receive Hershey's Chocolate Bars, 72.3 percent like to give it out
  • 80.4 percent like to receive Milky Way, 72.5 percent like to give it out
  • 78.6 percent like to receive Nestle Crunch, only 66.8 percent like to give it out
  • 76.6 percent like to receive Starburst, 67.4 percent like to give it out
  • 76.5 percent like to receive Skittles, 68.0 percent like to give it out
  • 76.4 percent like to receive Butterfinger, only 68.7 percent like to give it out
  • 75.8 percent like to receive 3 Musketeers, only 67.9 percent like to give it out
  • 66.7 percent like to receive Nerds, 59.0 percent like to give it out
  • 65.8 percent like to receive Sour Patch Kids, 50.8 percent like to give it out
  • 60.5 percent like to receive Twizzlers, 52.8 percent like to give it out
  • 56.5 percent like to receive Smarties, 54.4 percent like to give it out
  • 55.6 percent like to receive Tootsie Rolls, 56.7 percent like to give it out
  • 54.9 percent like to receive Pop Rocks, 42.0 percent like to give it out
  • 47.8 percent like to receive Now and Later, 42.0 percent like to give it out
  • 46.8 percent like to receive Candy Corn, only 41.3 percent like to give it out
  • 42.0 percent like to receive Dots, 41.5 percent like to give it out
  • 28.9 percent like to receive Good & Plenty, 32.1 percent like to give it out
  • 23.2 percent like to receive Raisins, 23.7 percent like to give it out

Smart consumers try to be careful with how much candy they buy for trick-or-treaters and what type they buy. They don’t want to have a leftover bowl of their favorite candies sitting around the house the next day, tempting them. For diet reasons, you may not want to buy your favorite candy as the kind you’ll give out. That being said, very few trick-or-treaters will be happy if you give them raisins.

(From October 7, 2013 to October 11, 2013, CreditDonkey surveyed 1,076 Americans, age 18 and over for their opinions and plans regarding the Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays. 78.7 percent plan to celebrate Halloween. Results and analysis are based on the Americans who plan to celebrate Halloween.)

Sarah Johnson is the senior editor of CreditDonkey, a credit card comparison and financial education website. Write to Sarah Johnson at sarah@creditdonkey.com. Our data-driven analysis has been recognized by major news outlets across the country and has helped families make savvy financial and lifestyle decisions. (read more)

More Articles in News

    Halloween 2013 Spending Outlook

    Survey: Halloween Statistics 2013

    October 15, 2013 - By Charles Tran - News for Family
    When it comes to celebrating the fall holidays, consumers will be conservative with their wallets, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com.

March
11
2018

Bank Promotions Survey

Banks are increasing their promotions, but is it enough? The team at CreditDonkey surveyed over 1,100 Americans to find out what it would take for them to switch to another bank. The answer may surprise you.
More Articles in News





About CreditDonkey®
CreditDonkey is a credit card comparison website. We publish data-driven analysis to help you save money & make savvy financial decisions.

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed on this page are those of the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

†Advertiser Disclosure: Many of the card offers that appear on this site are from companies from which CreditDonkey receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). CreditDonkey does not include all companies or all offers that may be available in the marketplace.

*See the card issuer's online application for details about terms and conditions. Reasonable efforts are made to maintain accurate information. However, all information is presented without warranty. When you click on the "Apply Now" button you can review the terms and conditions on the card issuer's website.

CreditDonkey does not know your individual circumstances and provides information for general educational purposes only. CreditDonkey is not a substitute for, and should not be used as, professional legal, credit or financial advice. You should consult your own professional advisors for such advice.