These are the states that love candy corn—and therefore must be shamed

halloween candy by state

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Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to stock up on candy. You probably already know that if you’ve bought up massive bags of treats for yourself, but what about your neighbors? Aren’t you going to give their costumed kids exactly what they want?

In the spirit of the consumer holiday, has compiled an interactive map breaking down the most popular candies by state. The company culled from eight years of data, so you know they’re serious when they say Maine loses its shit over Sour Patch Kids.

Let’s move right to the important data points, though. Five states put their money where their mouths are and ranked candy corn above all other Halloween sweets. If you live in the following states, you’re trapped in a tasteless wasteland: Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

Peruse’s map for better places to live with people who actually get you. Or delight in the fact that no one in Providence is gonna fuck with your Reese’s, truly the treat among the tricks around you.

April Siese

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.