Did you know that federal prisoners can buy snacks in their commissaries? From Jolly Ranchers to popcorn to Wheat Thins, those in the general population have access to snack and sundries — but no refunds.
So which snacks are the most popular among inmates?
What do you think is the #1 requested snack from inmates in the Palm Beach County Jail? Honey Buns! For the last 2 years, honey buns are the number one inmate canteen seller followed by Peanut Butter Squares, Ramen-Chili Noodles and Cocoa Mix. #FactsBehindBars #HoneyBuns #Inmates #Jail #weirdCravings #StickyBuns We sold almost 69,000 honey buns in just the last two years.
“For the last two years, honey buns are the number one inmate canteen seller,” the sheriff shared.
“Followed by peanut butter squares, ramen-chili noodles, and cocoa mix.”
In fact, honey buns are beloved by inmates all across Florida.
“Inmates in the Florida prison system buy 270,000 honey buns a month,” according to a 2010 article from the Tampa Bay Times.
“Across the state, they sell more than tobacco, envelopes, and cans of Coke.
And they’re just as popular among Tampa Bay’s county jails. In Pasco’s Land O’Lakes Detention Center, they’re outsold only by freeze-dried coffee and ramen noodles.”