The 10 most and least healthy Halloween sweets

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Aubry says, "It may be a good idea to divide the candy out and make sure they only eat the candy they like and make sure that they only eat it after a meal, as a snack, and if they do eat that snack, make sure they brush right afterwards". Candy corn?! That cheap, dyed, artificial caramel-tasting stuff?! The states of Alabama, Idaho, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and SC do.

And chocolate placed third on the list with 34,847 of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups being bought every year.

My home state of Pennsylvania also embarrasses me by ranking M&Ms and Skittles #1 and #2.

Four other states join IL in ranking Sour Patch Kids as the top candy, including Maine, Nebraska, Massachusetts and NY.

A handful of treats are only the most popular in one state - 3 Musketeers (Mississippi), Almond Joy (Connecticut), Dubble Bubble (Montana - seriously?), Hershey Kisses (Nevada), Lemonheads (Louisiana), Life Savers (Delaware), Swedish Fish (Georgia), and Twins (just Alaska, which seems low to me).

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We wanted to know if there was a way to pick a candy that might be more "healthy" than the rest, mitigating some of the guilt we feel as we indulge in the seasonal sweets.

And no matter what kind of candy, Michiganders will be buying a lot of it.

M&M's beat last year's victor, salt water taffy, which came in second place this year.

Idahoans bought 85,903 pounds of candy corn past year.


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