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These Are Apparently The Most Popular And Least Popular Candy In America--And We Don't Agree

Depending on your age (and level of personal shame) you may or may not have gone trick-or-treating in a very long time. But anyone who has, knows that not all candies are created equal.

Sure, you may have brought your stash with you among your friends to do a few trades of niche candies and flavors that you may have not liked, but there are some treats that are consistently ranked near the top. Like I don't know a single person who would prefer one of those orange marshmallow circus peanuts over a Milky Way or Reese's. It's just not gonna happen.

But there are some candies that people are extremely divided over, and some you would expect to be huge fan favorites, that apparently, aren't all that beloved, according to these two different polls conducted by Morning Consult.

2,201 adults (maybe there's the problem, kids should've been polled) were asked what their favorite Halloween staples were, and for the most part, they gave some answers you'd expect.

Tons of people said that Reese's peanut butter cups were the top dog, with Snickers being a close second and plain (blegh) M&Ms as a close third. Chocolates, understandably, were generally more favored than sugary, gummy candies.

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But then they began to pile on some baby-back-bs. Apparently, the nerds they polled liked Airheads and Pixy Stix more than Sour Patch Kids. WHAT?! First of all, how the heck did Pixy Stix even get in that list. And Airheads, while not terrible, are no way near better than SPKs.

The craziest divide is about candy corn. Now look, there's no two ways about it: candy corn is disgusting. Allow comedian Lewis Black to explain the nasty phenomenon that is this unholy, barf-inducing Halloween staple.

A whopping 49 percent of people polled like this candy, with only 23 percent of people saying it's nasty, and 21 percent saying they don't like it, but it's a big part of Halloween. 

If you want to check out the full infographic with all of Morning Consult's findings, see it below:

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Do you agree with the list? Or were the polled people off their rockers?

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