Halloween means a sweet night for children, but it also brings big revenue for the state's manufacturing sector.
Tennessee ranks fourth in terms of the number of jobs related to candy manufacturing in the U.S, with candy producers employing 2,545 people in the state.
Pennsylvania, home to Hershey Co., ranks highest, with 9,361 jobs in teh candy-making sector, according to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, citing North American Industry Classification System.
Among Tennessee candy makers is Mars Chocolate North America, which makes M&M's and Twix in its Cleveland plant. The plant, which completed a $67 million expansion this year and employs about 550 people, makes 330 million M&M's a day and the 72 tons of Twix in 12 hours, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The state is also the home to the Chattanooga Bakery, the creator of the MoonPie, Nashville-based Standard Candy Co., maker of Goo Goo Clusters, as well as Brach & Brock Confections, Inc, which makes fruit and gummy candies in Chattanooga.