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Things You Didn’t Know About the 20 Most Popular Halloween Candies Slideshow

Things You Didn’t Know About the 20 Most Popular Halloween Candies Slideshow

Learn about that candy in your bucket this Halloween

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As you fill up your plastic pumpkin to pass out candy to little ghouls and ghosts this Halloween season, you may find yourself wondering what some of the origins of these Halloween candies actually are. And after you learn about that, you may want to know even more about your favorite popular Halloween candies. And that’s where we come in!

How much is a 100 Grand bar actually worth? What exactly is the flavor of a Swedish fish? What’s the deal with the oft-bizarre and ever-popular Skittles Facebook page? For those inquiries of the mind, we have answers to those questions and more.

Things You Didn’t Know About the 20 Most Popular Halloween Candies

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As you fill up your plastic pumpkin to pass out candy to little ghouls and ghosts this Halloween season, you may find yourself wondering what some of the origins of these Halloween candies actually are. And that’s where we come in!

How much is a 100 Grand bar actually worth? What exactly is the flavor of a Swedish fish? What’s the deal with the oft-bizarre and ever-popular Skittles Facebook page? For those inquiries of the mind, we have answers to those questions and more.

3 Musketeers

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The 3 Musketeers bar used to truly be a partnership between three candy flavors. From the time this candy was introduced in 1931 until 1945, each package came with three flavors: whipped vanilla, whipped strawberry, and whipped chocolate. But due to rationing during World War II, the bar was condensed into the simple whipped chocolate treat we know today.

100 Grand

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Why 100 Grand? When this caramel and crisped rice candy bar was introduced in 1966, Nestle decided to tie the candy in to quiz shows, including The Big Surprise, which had a grand prize of — you guessed it! — $100,000. However, upon introduction, this treat only cost 10 cents.

AirHeads

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When it was first introduced in 1985, AirHeads came in one singular flavor: red. It wasn’t actually determined whether that red flavor was cherry or strawberry; the East Coast thought it was strawberry while Midwesterners thought it was cherry. Today, AirHeads makes both flavors in addition to six others.

Almond Joy

“Sometimes you feel like a nut / Sometimes you don’t,” was a jingle tied to the Almond Joy that still dominates pop culture today. But the earworm, which helps to differentiate the Almond Joy from its non-almond sibling Mounds, hasn’t been used since the late 1980s.

Butterfinger

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Butterfinger had a longstanding advertising contract with The Simpsons from 1988 until 2001, when the partnership suddenly ended. After Bart Simpson stopped declaring “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger,” the show started lampooning the candy bar, saying among other things that it was nonflammable. However, in 2013 The Simpsons and Butterfinger reunited, as things should be.

Candy Corn

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This orange, white, and yellow striped candy is colored so as to look like an entire piece of corn from tip to cob. Because the candy corn looks so much like this produce, it was originally marketed under the name “chicken feed.”

Hershey Kisses

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Mwah! There are many theories on why exactly these chocolate drops are called Kisses, but one predominant theory is that it comes from the sound the machine makes when it deposits the chocolates onto a conveyor belt. And that kissing sound is made a lot; Hershey’s produces over 80 million Hershey Kisses a day!

Jolly Rancher

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Ever want to drink your Halloween candy? Jolly Rancher candies make for a surprisingly decent infused vodka. Just separate the candies into their respective flavors, put 10 of each in about 150 milliliters of vodka, and let them dissolve in the fridge overnight. Halloween candy just got even more fun!

Kit Kat Bars

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Japan cannot get enough of Kit Kat Bars. Nestlé, which runs the Japanese line of Kit Kats, has released over 300 seasonal flavors overseas. Some of the most bizarre flavors include soy sauce, baked potato, corn, hot chili, and miso soup.

M&M’s

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The red M&M may be a favorite candy mascot today, but this candy color was actually phased out between 1976 and 1986 over consumer concerns about the food dye Red No. 2 being a carcinogen. The dye wasn’t even in red M&M’s, but buyers were still concerned. The orange M&M was introduced to replace red.

Skittles

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Skittles is one of the most-liked brands on Facebook, with over 23 million people liking these fruity candies. Why is it so popular? It’s not afraid to poke fun at itself, with posts that are obsessive about Skittles to the point of absurdity.

Smarties

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How did Smarties get their distinctive shape? After World War II, the Ce De Candy Co. bought pellet machines and repurposed them to make tablet-shaped candies, which are known in America as Smarties. And if you have food allergies, Smarties are a smart choice. They’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free.

Snickers

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What exactly is that distinctive treading at the bottom of every Snickers bar? Is it a sporty design? A car tire tread? Nope. It’s just the lining of the conveyor belt on which the candy bars cool at the Mars factory.

Sour Patch Kids

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These sensationally sour and sweet candies were originally released under the name Mars Men in the 1970s, to capitalize on children’s fascination with the space race. So, why the name change? Another pop culture craze, the Cabbage Patch Kid, came along and this candy changed names to fit in with the adorable baby dolls.

Starburst

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Starburst may seem like an all-American product, but they’re actually originally a British confection. Originally manufactured under the name Opal Fruits, Starburst came to the U.S. in 1967. They were called Opal Fruits overseas until 1998.

Swedish Fish

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What flavor is the Swedish Fish? Is it cherry? Strawberry? Fruit punch? Lingonberry? The answer is… none of them. Swedish Fish flavor is its own thing, and the only flavor the company has ever given for this funny gummy is “tastes like fruit, not like fish.”

Toblerone

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The Toblerone’s distinctive peaks-and-valleys triangular shape is widely believed to mimic the Swiss Alps, but in reality, it’s based on a cabaret dance performance founder Theodor Tobler once saw. In 2016, Toblerone’s shape got a redo in the U.K., making it smaller (for the same price) and causing outrage.

Twix

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What does Twix actually mean? The candy bar’s name comes from “Twin Bix.” Bix is a nickname for biscuits (aka cookies) in Britain, and the name plays on the candy bar’s dual packaging.

Twizzlers

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The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


The US: M&Ms and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

The US just can’t seem to make up its mind about which classic American chocolate treat it prefers – the hard candy-coated pieces you can eat by the handful or delicious creamy peanut butter sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate. Reese’s and M&Ms are locked in a battle for #1 in yearly candy sales, swapping places every few years. In 2012, Reese’s was the winner, while in 2016, M&Ms took the spot.

Both candies routinely show up at the top of surveys of the most popular candy in the US.

Canada: Kit Kat

Gotta love the alliteration there! Whether Canadians love Kit Kats because it’s so fun to say or because they really just need a “break,” as the tagline goes, we can appreciate their love for this crispy chocolate candy.

Mexico: Trident Gum

In global marketing terms, “sugar confectionery” includes chewing gum. That explains why the “most popular candy in the world”, at least in Mexico, as of 2016 was Trident gum. Hey, no judgement! We love things that are chewy and sweet, too. We just usually prefer to eat it…

Trident also happens to be the number one top-selling chewing gum in the world.

Brazil: Lacta Bubbly

Though there was apparently some competition from Trident gum in 2012, Mondelez International maintains that the Lacta brand has topped candy sales in Brazil for at least the past century. Their most popular product in Brazil, as of 2016, was Bubbly – a light, crispy, aerated chocolate bar that looks super fun to eat.

South Africa: Cadbury Lunch Bar

Chocolate-covered nougat, caramel, biscuit, peanuts, and puffed rice? If only every lunch could be so sweet. As of 2016, this was the top-selling candy in South Africa, though in the past, it’s been beat out by candies sold by Beacon Sweets and Chocolates.

Fun fact: This most popular South African candy is sold as “Picnic” in the UK, where it’s one of the most popular British candies.

Egypt: Chiclets

Another chewing gum tops the list! As of 2016, Chiclets sold more than any other candy in this North African country.

UK, Ireland, Australia, and India: Cadbury Dairy Milk

This simple British milk chocolate bar is one of the most popular candies in the world, topping lists of favorite candies in a whopping four countries. That includes its country of origin, though in 2012 the Galaxy bar topped sales charts there.

France: Hollywood Gum

Here’s a fun one. Though France has plenty in the way of candy and food to be proud of, its top-selling sugar confectionery in 2016 was a chewing gum inspired by a distinctively American phenomenon: Hollywood movies.

Germany: Milka

Though many Americans are familiar with the German chocolate Ritter Sport, it’s Milka that takes the cake for most popular candy in the country. This milk chocolate bar and its many varieties also top charts in at least five other countries across Western, Central and Eastern Europe. Five!

Saudi Arabia: Galaxy

Another fun fact for you – this favorite candy of Saudi Arabia is just another name for the Dove bar. In fact, the packaging looks almost identical except for the name, right down to the loopy font.

Russia: Alpen Gold

America has the Hershey bar, the UK has Cadbury Dairy Milk, Germany has Milka, and Russia has Alpen Gold – a massively popular chocolate bar that also tops favorite candy charts in Azerbaijan.

China: Dove

Dove chocolate takes another win in China as of 2016. However, in the past, Hsu Fu Chi has also sold in big numbers. The Chinese company makes chocolates, pastries, lollipops, gummies, jelly beans, and more.

Japan: Meiji

You thought it would be Kit Kats, didn’t you? Though Japan has taken Kit Kat enthusiasm to astronomical levels with its huge variety of creative flavors, the British import is beaten out by the Japanese original, Meiji chocolate.

South Korea: Ghana

Named for the West African country the cacao beans are sourced from, Ghana chocolate is popular throughout Asian countries. Its milk and dark varieties are some of the most popular candies in South Korea.

If that list didn’t make you want to take a world candy tour, we don’t know what would. But no need to break the bank on airfare for the sake of tasting the most popular candy in the world – you can have gourmet candy delivered straight to your door with a Candy Club candy subscription. Living sweetly has never been so easy!


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