Important survey: Nation hates candy corn, loves Skittles

And don't even get America started on Snickers

Published October 31, 2013 9:40PM (EDT)

   (Wikimedia Commons)
(Wikimedia Commons)

According to a survey of social media users' confectionery preferences, people love Skittles more than any other candy. People also overwhelmingly hate candy corn, though Snickers was the most maligned candy of the bunch.

Other findings include:

1. People really and truly still eat Tootsie Rolls, apparently. Even though they are basically tinted wax that tastes like nothing, people eat them and then talk about it on social media.

2. People seem to prefer Kit Kat bars to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, which is an outrage. (Also: Where is Twix on this list? No mention of Twix bars whatsoever? What kind of a sick country are we living in?)

3. The character of Snow White appears to have surprising staying power in the costume game, and "princesses" as a general term seems to dominate the costume chatter, far outranking "superhero."

ViralHeat made an infographic to illustrate these important findings, which very likely reveal something about the soul of our nation:



By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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