We're settling the candy corn debate once and for all: do more Americans love candy corn, or hate it?

By Margaret Curry
October 30, 2018

Today is National Candy Corn Day, and with Halloween the day after, this is perhaps the biggest moment of the year for the controversial candy. But what does that mean for your state? The staff at Daring Kitchen used geotagged Twitter data with hashtags and key phrases to see what Americans really think about candy corn and the results might surprise you!

Which States Love and Which States Hate Candy Corn

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For all of you sharing your love (or hate!) of candy corn on Facebook only, you won't find that represented here. The map above is based on geotagged data from Twitter, captured since October 1 of this year.  According to the analysis from Daring Kitchen, over 100,000 geotagged tweets were tracked about "candy corn" and over 50,000 of those tweets revealed a sentiment, or opinion on the divisive Halloween candy. Does your state match up with your personal feelings about candy corn?

Earlier this month we looked at each state's favorite Halloween candy based on results found by CandyStore.com after analyzing purchasing data from the last 11 years. Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, and Rhode Island all purchased more candy corn than any other Halloween candy, yet many Twitter users from those states hate candy corn. It just goes to show we'll probably never agree on loving or hating candy corn.


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