Halloween is the biggest season for candy sales in the United States. CNBC reports that Americans spent approximately $3.6 billion on Halloween candy alone. This just in; Candy is popular in year round!

New York State has some of the best candy shops in the Country. As a matter-of-fact New York has 4 candy stores recently ranked among the top 20 in the Nation. Let's see which ones.

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Just last month Tasting Table ranked the 21 best candy stores in the United States. What made these the best and which 4 New York stores made the list?

When you picture a candy store does your mind go as far as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Main Street Confectionery at Walt Disney World? No matter how grand, a good candy store should be filled with brightly colored packaging and bins overflowing with sweetness. Here's the best from the Empire State.

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M&M's World - Times Square - New York, New York

  • 3-storied building filled with M&M's. Pick your favorite color or flavor from the world famous candy wall.
Samuel's Sweet Shop, Rhinebeck, New York, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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Samuel's Sweet Shop - 42 East Market Street - Rhinebeck, NY

  • Co-owned by actors Paul Rudd, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilaire Burton Morgan, Samuel's Sweet Shop is the picture perfect candy store in Dutchess County
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Economy Candy - 108 Rivington Street - New York, New York

  • Starting as a candy cart, turned candy store in 1937
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Photo by Vinicius "amnx" Amano on Unsplash

BobBon - A Swedish Candy Co. - 130 Allen Street - New York, New York

  • The magical world of BonBon was founded in 2018

Paul Rudd and Jeffrey Dean Moran Own a Hudson Valley Candy Store

Let's go inside the Rhinebeck candy store owned by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilarie Burton Morgan and Paul Rudd.

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LOOK: 25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America

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