Do you know the top Halloween candy in Virginia?
CandyStore.com recently looked at all 50 states, using ten years of sales data, to determine the “top 3 candies” from every state.
Halloween is big business in the United States, and the National Retail Federation has estimated that shoppers will spend $2.7 billion on Halloween candy this year.
Based on the data collected, Virginia’s three top candies – in order of popularity – are Snickers, Hot Tamales, and candy corn.
On average, Virginia consumers purchase 26,783 pounds of Snickers, 26,178 pounds of Hot Tamales, and 18,726 pounds of candy corn for Halloween each year.
“Virginia’s most popular Halloween candy has changed this year. Hot Tamales has fallen to the number two spot and given way to a new most popular Halloween candy in Virginia: Snickers. The birthplace of our nation, was also the first place in the US where peanuts were grown. Makes sense that Snickers would appeal to Virginians then. Stock up on Snickers and throw in some Hot Tamales for good measure,” stated CandyStore.com.
And if you’re planning on imbibing in a bit more than candy this Halloween, the Prince William County Police Department wants to remind you to not drive while intoxicated.
“Nearly half of the nation’s traffic fatalities that occur on Halloween night are tied to alcohol abuse, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,” stated a release.
Prince William police are urging individuals to designate a sober driver before going out. Another safe option is the Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) SoberRide program, which is happening for the Halloween festivities.
From October 28 at 10 p.m. to October 29 at 4 a.m., SoberRide will cover fares for individuals to take Lyft rides home.
More on the program, from a release:
WRAP’s 2017 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered between 10:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28 and 4:00 a.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017. Download the Lyft app to your phone, and then enter the code DCHalloween in the app’s ‘Promo’ section.Valid for up to $15 off one ride taken in the Washington, D.C. coverage area. Valid for new and existing Lyft users. You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service.
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