Every once in a while I look at the results of a study and immediately call bullshit. This is one of those times.
Nothing against the people of Zippia who conducted the study. It’s just that I think something might have been a little wobbly, because there’s no way Jolly Rancher Hard Candy is the favorite Halloween candy here in the Lone Star State.
First off, I must point out that yes, I am a fan of Jolly Ranchers – especially the Cherry ones. But I would never take one over a Reese’s, a Snickers, an M & Ms or, well, anything chocolate for that matter.
But that’s seriously what researchers have determined to be the favorite candy here as well as in California and Florida. Talk about a head scraper.
Here’s the thing – it’s actually getting worse. For example, the study determined that Circus Peanuts was the favorite in Oklahoma. That’s right. We’re supposed to believe our earlier state neighbors love these orange marshmallow banana things more than all-time greats like Peanut M & Ms or Twix. Sorry, but I don’t buy it.
Additionally, the Coloradans apparently have a penchant for the insanely coarse black licorice. Sure, they can’t be serious. I swear these people are trolling us.
And then you have Wyoming, where Swedish fish would be the favorite among Halloween candy. I could actually believe it if everyone in Wyoming was under 8.
I know what you are wondering: is sweet corn on the list? The answer is yes. According to the study, the majority of West Virginia residents prefer sweet corn over any other Halloween candy.
While there were many states with questionable results, there were also plenty of states whose favorites were Halloween staples like Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Kit Kats. So not everything is bad, but not entirely believable.