Maine’s favorite Halloween candy? Pucker up: It’s Sour Patch Kids. Map by is back with its annual list of the most popular Halloween candy by state based on 14 years of its bulk sales data leading up to Halloween.

In Maine, it’s Sour Patch Kids in the top spot. Starburst is second. Candy corn is third.

Nationwide, South Patch Kids were No. 6, Starburst No. 4 and candy corn No. 10.

Ready for more horror? used Rotten Tomatoes and Google Trends to find the horror movie that each state was most “obsessed” with compared to other states, and for Maine it was . . .

“The Lighthouse.”

Rotten Tomatoes describes the 2019 movie as: “Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.”

You may remember it as the one with the very grizzled Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.

Editor’s Note: Maine is spookier than many people realize. That’s why Sun Journal editors scared up a collection of their favorite spooky stories from years gone by. Get more tales at!

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