Candy Crush! Which Holiday Sweet Reigns Supreme in Your State?

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Tis the season for tasty treats. Each year the festive holiday spirit allows us to indulge in what makes our hearts, and our tastebuds, happy. Sugar! The National Confectioners Association estimates approximately $1.93 billion in candy sales over the Holiday Season. That is a whole lot of sweet love! ♥ What exactly is it though that tantalizes us most? From canes to kisses, there is definitely no lack of choices when it comes to satisfying our seasonal sweet tooth. How then do we decide?  Does our geographic location affect our confectionary cravings?

In a recent article by Forbes, CandyStore.com surveyed 30,000 candy lovers across America over the past year to officially determine which candy each state loves the most. While candy canes will always remain a symbol of sugar-coated nostalgia, it is Reeses that masters our chocolatey desires.

“Candy canes and peppermint bark still rank in top slots —  1.76 billion candy canes are produced annually in anticipation of the holiday season.” Source: Forbes

Check out this list of each state’s favorite festive treats. Does it coincide with your Christmas-y candy crush? I can see now why I moved from New York to New Jersey. 😉 Yum!

Alabama: Reindeer Corn

Alaska: Hershey Kisses

Arkansas: Starburst

Arizona: Reese’s Cup Minis

California: Reese’s Cup Minis

Colorado: Hershey Kisses

Connecticut: Reindeer Corn

Delaware: Candy Canes

Florida: Snickers

Georgia: Candy Canes

Hawaii: Starburst

Iowa: M&M’s

Idaho: M&M’s

Illinois: Reese’s Cup Minis

Indiana: Reese’s Cup Minis

Kansas: Peppermint Bark

Kentucky: M&M’s

Louisiana: Pez

Maine: Candy Canes

Maryland: Reese’s Cup Minis

Massachusetts: Candy Canes

Michigan: Reindeer Corn

Minnesota: Reese’s Cup Minis

Mississippi: Snickers

Missouri: Starburst

Montana: Reese’s Pieces

Nebraska: Hershey Kisses

Nevada: Peppermint Bark

New Jersey: Reese’s Cup Minis

New York: Snickers

New Hampshire: Candy Canes

New Mexico: Pez

North Carolina: Snickers

North Dakota: Chocolate Santas

Ohio: Pez

Oklahoma: Starburst

Oregon: Reese’s Cup Minis

Pennsylvania: Candy Canes

Rhode Island: Reindeer Corn

South Carolina: M&M’s

South Dakota: Reese’s Cup Minis

Tennessee: Peppermint Bark

Texas: Reese’s Cup Minis

Utah: Reindeer Corn

Vermont: Candy Canes

Virginia: M&M’s

Washington: Candy Canes

Washington D.C.: M&M’s

West Virginia: Peppermint Bark

Wisconsin: Peppermint Bark

Wyoming: Chocolate Santas

Savor the sweetness of whichever candy you covet, just remember to share!