Most Popular Candy by State
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Most Popular Candy by State

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Most Popular Candy by State
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June is National Candy Month, and that means you can put all those reasons you avoid candy aside for 30 days to indulge in your sugary cravings without guilt. The Daily Meal reached out to the online purveyor of all things sweet, CandyStore.com, to get the answer to exactly which candy each state likes best. Exact sales numbers weren’t provided, but we still got the lowdown on every delicious peanut butter chocolate Reese’s and fruity flavorful Skittle sale from sea to shining sea in the past 18 months.

Alabama: Skittles

Alabama: Skittles
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Eating popcorn while streaming a happy show makes for the perfect family night, but people in Alabama might prefer a bowl of Skittles.

Alaska: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Alaska: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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People in Alaska aren’t having baked Alaska for dessert — they can’t get enough of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Arizona: Skittles

Arizona: Skittles
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The Grand Canyon State is in love with tasting the rainbow.

Arkansas: M&M’s

Arkansas: M&M’s
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A fun food fact about this popular candy is that the “m” stamped on M&M’s was to prevent imitators.

California: Jolly Ranchers

California: Jolly Ranchers
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It may not be the most iconic food in California, but Californians can’t seem to stop eating Jolly Ranchers.

Colorado: M&M’s

Colorado: M&M’s
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After a great hike through some of the majestic mountains in this state, people in Colorado love to re-energize with a handful of M&M’s.

Connecticut: Kit Kat

Connecticut: Kit Kat
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During a visit to the grocery store, people living in Connecticut can’t leave without grabbing a bag of Kit Kats.

Delaware: Sour Patch Kids

Delaware: Sour Patch Kids
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Not only is Sour Patch Kids one of the most popular Halloween candies in America, but it’s also Delaware’s favorite candy.

Florida: Skittles

Florida: Skittles
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The rainbow colors of Skittles seem like the perfect snack for a sunny beach day in Florida.

Georgia: Skittles

Georgia: Skittles
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It’s important to think of the essential things you need when you go grocery shopping, but it’s also OK to throw some Skittles in your cart every once in a while.

Hawaii: Skittles

Hawaii: Skittles
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Skittles takes the crown for the most popular Halloween candy across all states as well as the most popular candy in Hawaii.

Idaho: Starburst

Idaho: Starburst
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Residents of Idaho, home to one of the most caring cities in America, can treat themselves to a juicy Starburst after a long day of volunteering.

Illinois: M&M’s

Illinois: M&M’s
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After eating a delicious deep-dish pizza for dinner, people from Illinois love to enjoy some M&M’s for dessert.

Indiana: Skittles

Indiana: Skittles
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Indiana’s most popular candy is Skittles, a sweet addition to some easy, fun recipes you can make at home with your kids.

Iowa: Starburst

Iowa: Starburst
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Iowa is loving the sweet, juicy taste of Starburst.

Kansas: Snickers

Kansas: Snickers
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If you’re in Kansas, try satisfying your Snickers craving by adding the candy to an easy dessert recipe.

Kentucky: Swedish Fish

Kentucky: Swedish Fish
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Did someone say Swedish Fish and bourbon? They did in Kentucky.

Louisiana: Sour Patch Kids

Louisiana: Sour Patch Kids
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People from Louisiana aren’t only chowing down on some cajun and creole dishes, they’re also puckering their lips after a couple of Sour Patch Kids.

Maine: M&M’s

Maine: M&M’s
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Maine may be a popular spot for seafood lovers, but there are plenty of M&M’s enthusiasts as well.

Maryland: Snickers

Maryland: Snickers
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Maryland has some weird state laws, but it’s one of the many places on this list that share a love of Snickers.

Massachusetts: Skittles

Massachusetts: Skittles
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While hanging out at a vintage drive-in movie theater, people in Massachusetts will probably be eating some Skittles during the screening.

Michigan: Hershey bar

Michigan: Hershey bar
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Hamburger recipes are a popular cooking search for people in Michigan, most likely followed by some ideas to use those Hershey bars they love so much.

Minnesota: Twix

Minnesota: Twix
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Minnesota’s hotdish is one food everyone needs to try, but sometimes Minnesotans just really crave a Twix.

Mississippi: M&M’s

Mississippi: M&M’s
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Mississippi’s love of M&M’s just feels right as it rolls off the tongue.

Missouri: Kit Kat

Missouri: Kit Kat
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Toasted ravioli isn’t the only thing that you’ll find Midwesterners eating. Missouri loves Kit Kat bars.

Montana: M&M’s

Montana: M&M’s
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Montana has a strong love for huckleberry pie, but it might have to compete with M&M’s.

Nebraska: Sour Patch Kids

Nebraska: Sour Patch Kids
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Sour Patch Kids may give Runza sandwiches a run for their money.

Nevada: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Nevada- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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Nevada is enjoying Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as a delicious sweet treat after a simple weeknight dinner.

New Hampshire: Milky Way

New Hampshire: Milky Way
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It seems like the only comfort food New Hampshire wants is a Milky Way.

New Jersey: M&M’s

New Jersey: M&M’s
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M&M’s as a breakfast food? Maybe in New Jersey.

New Mexico: Snickers

New Mexico: Snickers
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After whipping up some traditional and tasty Mexican dishes, New Mexicans are having the chocolatey delight of a Snickers for dessert.

New York: Snickers

New York: Snickers
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New Yorkers love to get their hands on some of the best pizza in America, but also some Snickers.

North Carolina: Skittles

North Carolina: Skittles
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North Carolinians love their barbecue, but sometimes they want something sweet, so they reach for the Skittles.

North Dakota: Sour Patch Kids

North Dakota: Sour Patch Kids
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You might see people in North Dakota munching on treats from a great chocolate shop, but what they really want is a little sour in their life from a pack of Sour Patch Kids.

Ohio: M&M’s

Ohio: M&M’s
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Sure, the people of Ohio can whip up some sweet buckeyes for dessert, but sometimes they want to take the night off and kick back with a bag of M&M’s.

Oklahoma: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Oklahoma: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
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Oklahoma is one of many states on this list that is craving a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Oregon: M&M’s

Oregon: M&M’s
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Oregon is saying “mmm” to the multicolored candies that are M&M’s.

Pennsylvania: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Pennsylvania: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
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Pennsylvania is home to some great historic restaurants, but residents won’t find their favorite sweet treats there — it’s a simple Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Rhode Island: Skittles

Rhode Island: Skittles
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You can sample some of the best Italian restaurants in America when in Rhode Island, but sometimes the people just want their Skittles.

South Carolina: Skittles

South Carolina: Skittles
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While people in South Carolina are staying inside and working from home, they can’t stop craving some fruity Skittles.

South Dakota: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

South Dakota: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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South Dakota joins the trend of enjoying some peanut buttery, chocolatey goodness with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as its favorite candy.

Tennessee: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Tennessee: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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Tennesseans aren’t always craving some famous Nashville Hot Chicken served as a delicious chicken sandwich. Sometimes, they just want the sweet chocolate of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Texas: M&M’s

Texas: M&M’s
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While Texans are taking a break from cooking up some delicious Tex-Mex cuisines, they’re enjoying some tasty M&M’s.

Utah: Twix

Utah: Twix
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The people of Utah are definitely packing Twix for a snack during their hikes through some of the state's gorgeous national parks.

Vermont: Jolly Ranchers

Vermont: Jolly Ranchers
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Vermonters are loving Jolly Ranchers as much as they love maple syrup. OK, almost.

Virginia: M&M’s

Virginia: M&M’s
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M&M’s are definitely on Virginia's grocery store shopping list.

Washington: M&M’s

Washington: M&M’s
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Hey Washington, would you like some M&M’s with that homemade cup of joe?

West Virginia: Jolly Ranchers

West Virginia: Jolly Ranchers
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To make things exciting, West Virginians can mix some Jolly Ranchers in with their most-searched cocktail: a kamikaze.

Wisconsin: M&M’s

Wisconsin: M&M’s
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Move over all you Wisconsin cheeseheads, the day of the M&M head is here.

Wyoming: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Wyoming: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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