Candy is Dandy, liquor is quicker, and gaming is flaming.

At Halloween, Americans let their freak flags fly. Somehow, Halloween has evolved into a national obsession, with Americans spending 8.8 billion dollars on the trappings of spooky. That’s a lot of green dropped on the orange + black.

Ranking these United States in celebrating with costumes, candy and decorations, Nevada comes in third. Quite the distinction.

Here’s the statistical breakdown for Nevada:

  • Annual candy consumption: 726,467 pounds
  • Annual candy consumption per 100,000 people: 23,941 pounds (3rd highest)
  • Top 3 favorite candies: Candy corn, Hershey’s Kisses, Tootsie Pops
  • Education: 50th
  • State starch: Candy corn

“Priorities!”, said Las Vegas. “Happy Halloween!”, said wretched excess. Trick-or-Treat, USA!


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