With Halloween just a few days away, I thought today would be the perfect time to post about the best selling candy products/brands in the United States. As I’ve learned in the past when compiling best selling soda and best selling beer lists, this information can often be notoriously hard to track down. Fortunately Business Week recently featured some information on the best selling candy in the United States. Any surprises for me on this list? One big one: Americans LOVE gum. Love it. Different gum brands made up 5 of the top 10 spots in total sales and 9 of the top 25 (PLUS tic-tacs and ice breakers made the top 25). When I started looking for this information, I wasn’t counting on gum being such a major player. Since this list is inspired by Halloween and I’m not aware of people regularly giving out gum to trick-or-treaters, I present to you the top ten best selling non-gum candy brands in the United States: (Sales data is from IRI research company and is for the 52-week period ending on September 6th of this year) M & M’s – $673.2 million Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – $516.5 million Hershey’s bar – $475 million Snickers – $441.1 million Kit Kat – $198.9 million Twix – $172.4 million Twizzlers – $158.1 million Skittles – $150.2 million Dove – $144.8 million 3 Musketeers – $138.4 million Just missed the cut: Starburst, Milky Way, Butterfinger and Hershey’s Kisses. For those curious, the top gum brands are: Orbit, Trident, 5, Stride, Extra, Eclipse, Trident White, Dentyne Ice and Orbit White. Any surprises? Any candy you thought would be on the list that isn’t? Anything clock in higher on the sales list than expected? The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 13 Responses Brian October 29th, 2010 F@%# the Kit Kat bar. I hate those things. Wafers always seemed like an intruder in the world of sweets, so bland and boring. Some clown spreads a little chocolate on them and suddenly it’s a candy? Give ME a break! Reply Lis October 30th, 2010 Goddamn do I hate peanut butter. Reese’s can go die. Reply ray-ray February 18th, 2011 reeses is darn candy, never will it have the chance of death. at best it will be digested and transformed into human or at worst animal feces. =P Reply ray-ray February 18th, 2011 It’s a shame Starburst did not make the cut. Reply Jenny May 12th, 2011 Omg! It’s A shamee Jolly Ranchers Hadn’t Made The List :'( That Shit Was The Bomb! Reply all of you are wrong... November 26th, 2011 Reese’s are the best candy ever. Period. End of Story. Reply g-money January 12th, 2012 Fuck candy. this is the problem with obama’s america. Everyone wants some candy ass handout and no one wants to work. Being an american used to mean eating flourless biscuits and dying of dysentery. now everyone thinks they’re special. give your self a break Reply Peter January 13th, 2012 I’m not sure what Obama has to do with anything…America has always loved candy. But dysentery is due for a comeback in 2012, I feel. Hipsters, take note. Reply kayler February 12th, 2012 You said a potty word! Reply anickh May 6th, 2012 list seams pretty accurate but m&m’s number 1?? why? they’re so boring. oh well, guess it could’ve been something worse like hershey bar. wtf? how does that one make the list? my favorites are the less common ones like trolli brite crawler sour eggs or starburst jelly beans. Reply Todd May 24th, 2012 Wonka candy!!!!!!!! Reply Alejandra and Gabriel March 11th, 2013 I love CANDY!! especially chocolate HERSHEYS <3 HELLO Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.