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What candy is most popular in each state?

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What candy is most popular in each state?

Hannah Clark, Copy Editor and Writer

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There are a surprising amount of states that have Candy Corn as their most popular candy.

Yes, Candy Corn.

Curious as to what candies are most popular in your favourite state?

Alaska’s top candy is Twix, coming in at a whopping 4,995 pounds! The second place for Alaska is Blow Pops, with 4,396 pounds. Third is Milky Way, with 3,364 pounds.

Alabama’s top candy is Candy Corn, coming in at an extremely surprising 62,067 pounds! Talk about gross! Tootsie Pops wins second place with 48,386 pounds. And third place for Alabama is Hershey’s mini bars with 39,391 pounds. Alabama either has a lot of money, or really big amounts of candy sold for cheap!

Arkansas’ top candy is Jolly Ranchers, coming in at a jolly 241,483 pounds! Second for Arkansas is Hot Tamales, with a ‘hot’ 210,104 pounds. And third for the off-brand Kansas state is Butterfingers, with a ‘slippery’ 71,776 pounds.

Arizona’s top candy is Snickers, with a ‘funny’ 956,333 pounds! Second is Hot Tamales, again, with a ‘fiery’ 766,617 pounds. Last for Arizona is Hershey Kisses, with a ‘sweet’ 502,310 pounds.

California’s most popular candy is skittles, ‘coming out’ at a ‘colorful’ 1,620,736 pounds! Next for California is M&M’s with a ‘mmmajor’ 1,283,715 pounds! Last is Assorted Salt Water Taffy, with a ‘salty’ 891,953 pounds.

Colorado copies Alaska for the top candy with Twix, at a measly 5,707 pounds. Next is Milky way with a sad ‘spacey’ 5,321 pounds. Last is Hershey Kisses with a low 3,350 pounds.

Connecticut comes in at a sad 2,598 pounds of Almond Joy for their candy topper. Their second top candy is Milky way, with 1,715 pounds. Lastly, is M&M’s with 989 pounds.

DC’s top candy is M&M’s with 26,865 pounds! In second place for this non-state is Tootsie Pops with 20,287 pounds of chocolaty goodness. Third place is Candy Corn with 12,752 pounds. (Even though DC isn’t a state, it’s counted for some reason.)

Delaware’s top candy is Life Savers with a not so ‘life-saving’ 20,806 pounds. Second place is Candy Corn with 17,981 pounds. Third place is Skittles with 9,595 pounds.

Placing top candy in Florida is Snickers with 660,689 pounds. Second place is Skittles with 578,790 pounds. Last is Reese’s Cups with 214,314 pounds.

Top for the Peach State (Georgia) is Jolly Ranchers with a ‘happy’ 142,983 pounds. Second is Swedish Fish with a ‘swimmingly’ surprising 101,236 pounds! Last for Georgia is Hershey Kisses with 47,908 pounds.

Top for the Tropical Hawaii is Skittles with a ‘rainbow’ of 275,811 pounds. Second for the Aloha State is Hershey Kisses with 266,495 pounds. Last for the Island-Made State is Butterfingers with 125,531 pounds.

Iowa’s top candy is Candy Corn with 61,271 pounds. Second is M&M’s with 52,499 pounds. Reese’s cups take last with 51,737 pounds.

Idaho’s top candy is also Candy Corn with 89,673 pounds. Next is Starburst with 58,953 pounds. Last is Snickers with 38,279 pounds.

For Illinois’ top candy, Kit Kat takes first with 169,089 pounds. Second is Sour Patch Kids with 137,257 pounds. Last is Snickers with 91,494 pounds.

Indiana’s top candy is Hot Tamales with 100,469 pounds. Next for Indiana is Starburst with 73,692 pounds. Last is Jolly Ranchers with 30,653.

Kansas’ top candy is Reese’s Cups with 245,135 pounds. Second is M&M’s with 225,421 pounds. Last is Snickers with 138,422 pounds.

Kentucky’s top candy Swedish Fish 73,822 pounds. Next is Tootsie Pops with 53,300 pounds. Taking last is Reese’s Cups with 26,260 pounds.

Louisiana’s top candy is Lemonheads with 108,025 pounds. Second is Reese’s Cups with 85,166 pounds. Blow Pops takes last with 36,297 pounds.

Massachusetts top candy is Sour Patch Kids with 78,924. Next is Butterfingers with 72,546 pounds. Last is Dubble Bubble Gum with 39,984 pounds.

Maryland’s top candy is Milky Way, with 41,128 pounds. Reese’s Cups take second with 28,689 pounds, and Hershey Kisses in last with 11,740 pounds.

Maine takes Sour Patch Kids for its first placer, with 63,630 pounds. Second is Starburst with 40,409 pounds. And last is M&M’s with 15,831 pounds.

Minnesota’s top candy is Tootsie Pops with 202,210 pounds. Skittles is second with 196,541 pounds. Candy corn takes last with 96,431 pounds.

The top candy for Missouri is Milky Way with 46,001 pounds. Next is Dubble Bubble Gum with 32,042 pounds. Almond Joy is last with 24,746 pounds.

Mississippi’s ‘all for one’ candy is 3 Musketeers with 115,314 pounds. (They know what the good stuff is!) Snickers takes second with 99,497 pounds. Last is Butterfingers with 52,733 pounds.

Montana’s top candy is Dubble Bubble Gum with 25,802 pounds. Second is Twix with 15,110 pounds. Last is M&M’s with 12,628 pounds.

Next Is North Carolina, and M&M’s takes top spot with 101,860 pounds. Next is Reese’s Cups with 92,437 pounds. Last is Snickers with 52,372 pounds.

North Dakota has Hot Tamales with 69,652 pounds in first place, with Jolly Ranchers taking second with 60,053 pounds. Candy Corn takes last with 49,252 pounds.

Nebraska’s top candy is Salt Water Taffy with 108,819 pounds. Sour Patch Kids is second with 74,728 pounds. And third is Twix with 24,433 pounds.

New Hampshire’s top candy is Starburst with 67,939 pounds. Second is M&M’s with 61,343 pounds. Snickers is third with 25,049 pounds.

Skittles is New Jersey’s top candy with 165,484 pounds. Next is M&M’s with 160,088 pounds. Third is Tootsie Pops with 98,613 pounds.

New Mexico’s top candy is Candy Corn with 84,251 pounds. Second is Jolly Ranchers with 61,855 pounds. Last is Milky Way with 44,121 pounds.

Next is Nevada’s top candy, which is also Candy Corn, with 339,882 pounds. Next for Nevada is Hershey Kisses with 198,868 pounds. Third for Nevada is Tootsie Pops, with 151,384 pounds.

New York’s top candy is Sour Patch Kids, with 203,705 pounds. Second place for the Big Apple is Candy Corn with 100,484 pounds. Third is Hot Tamales with 49,326 pounds.

The top candy for Ohio is M&M’s with 164,757 pounds. Next is Blow Pops with 146,478 pounds. Last is Starburst with 103,523 pounds.

Oklahoma’s top candy is Dubble Bubble Gum, with 20,583. Second is Snickers with 9,817 pounds, and third is Skittles with 8,346.

Oregon’s top candy is Reese’s Cups with 92,495 pounds. Next is M&M’s with 60,290 pounds. Last is Candy Corn with 40,263 pounds.

Pennsylvania’s top candy is Skittles 302,061 pounds. Second is M&M’s 282,172 pounds. Candy Corn is last with 130,597 pounds.

Rhode Island’s top candy is Candy Corn with 17,704 pounds. Next is Twix with 13,039 pounds. Third is M&M’s with 8,230 pounds.

South Carolina’s top candy is Skittles with 118,870 pounds. Second is Candy Corn with 97,610 pounds. Last is Hot Tamales 39,738 pounds.

Top candy for South Dakota is 26,916 pounds. Next is Candy Corn with 21,778 pounds. Third is Jolly Ranchers with 7,168 pounds.

Tennessee’s top candy is Tootsie Pops 60,687 pounds. Second is Skittles with 34,832 pounds. Salt Water Taffy is third with 17,251 pounds.

Texas’ top tasty treat is Reese’s Cups with 1,101,040 pounds! Next is Starburst with 1,082,409 pounds. Last is Almond Joy with 470,571 pounds.

Utah’s top candy is Jolly Ranchers with 483,545 pounds. Second is Candy Corn with 172,832 pounds. Third is Tootsie Pops with 148,780 pounds.

The top candy for Virginia is Hot Tamales is 160,136 pounds. Next is Snickers with  132,370 pounds. Last is Tootsie Pops with 64,494 pounds.

Vermont’s top candy is Milky Way with 31,822 pounds. Second is Skittles with 26,056 pounds. Third is M&M’s with 15,344 pounds.

The top candy for Washington is Salt Water Taffy with 220,965 pounds. Next is Tootsie Pops with 195,602 pounds. Skittles is last with 71,553 pounds.

Wisconsin’s top candy is Butterfingers with 118,984 pounds. Second is Starburst with 118,572 pounds. Hot Tamales is third with 37,588 pounds.

The top candy for West Virginia is Blow Pops with 44,123 pounds. Next is Milky Way with 22,139 pounds. Last is Hershey’s Mini Bars with 18,211 pounds.

And, last but not least, is Wyoming. Wyoming’s top candy is Reese’s Cups with 32,711 pounds. Second is Salt Water Taffy with 23,619 pounds. And third is Dubble Bubble Gum with 18,844 pounds.

 

Did your favourite candy appear on this list? Were you surprised at the results? And, the true question: Do you like Candy Corn?

 

 

(All information was gathered from here.)

 

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Hannah Clark, Writer

Hannah Clark is a sophomore joining Hays Media this year. She’s most excited about copy editing and taking pictures. She wants to learn how to better...

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