Candy Crate Reveals Top Summer Sweets

Survey respondents name saltwater taffy as top pick

Salt Water Taffy

HESPERIA, Calif. -- Online candy store Candy Crate has identified the top 10 candies consumed during the summer in America through a survey entitled "What is Your Favorite Summer Time Candy?"

A mix of traditional, sweet and sour candies took the top 10 positions with Salt Water Taffy sweeping the top spot with more than 25% of the votes.

Favorite summer candy in order of popularity:

  1. Salt Water Taffy
  2. Gummy Bears
  3. Jelly Fruit Slices
  4. Tootsie Rolls
  5. Sour Patch Kids
  6. Sixlets
  7. Zotz
  8. Astro Pops
  9. Watermelon Gummy Rings
  10. Jolly Ranchers

Other popular summer sweet treats included Lemonheads, Licorice, Sweetarts, Pop Rocks, Warheads and frozen chocolate bars (Charleston Chews, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers).

Findings for the July 2013 survey were based on 2,100 responses from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Men and women ages 18 to 70 cast their ballot for the sweet they enjoyed most during the summer season.

Candy Crate,, is a three-generation, family-owned company located in Hesperia, Calif., specializing in nostalgic sweets. It distributes fresh candy to every corner of the country as well as many areas around the world including air/army post offices (APO) and military bases.