Wisconsinites eat 116,000 pounds of their favorite Halloween candy: Starbursts

Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 16:43:39-04

Wisconsinites are expected to eat around 116,000 pounds of Starburst candies this season, making it the state’s preferred Halloween candy. 

According to a study by, Wisconsin ate more than 116,000 pounds of the chewy, fruity candy last year. 

Butterfingers and Jolly Ranchers were the next most favored candies. 

The study looked at candy sales over the last 10 years in the months leading up to Halloween, verifying the data with candy manufacturers and distributors. 

The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year. 

While Wisconsin’s 116,000 pounds of Starbursts may seem high, remember everything's bigger in Texas. 

The Lone Star State, which also favors Starbursts, ate 1.95 million pounds of the fruity chews last Halloween.