There’s no holiday that’s quite as centered on candy as Halloween. The festivities will look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 62% of people still plan to pass out candy this year, and treat spending is expected to reach over $8 billion. However, what candies will end up in knapsacks and plastic pumpkins may vary depending on what state you live in.
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