Most Popular Christmas Candy by State

Halloween and Easter are definitely the top candy holidays, but Christmas ranks pretty high up there too with all the stocking stuffers and seasonal sweets around. And just like the other sugar buzzed holidays, people have their favorite Christmas candies too. Now thanks to the experts at who crunched the numbers once again, we now know what the most popular candies are in every state in December.

The research is compiled from customer surveys and discussions with industry pros and this year’s stats reveal that Reese’s and reindeer corn are more popular than last year, while interest in the classic Pez is slipping. So what’s the top candy in your state? These candies are popular enough to lead in at least one state and here’s where they’re loved most. (Check out the top three in all 50 states at

  • Reese’s Cup Minis – Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas
  • Candy Canes – Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington
  • M&M’s – District of Columbia, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia
  • Peppermint Bark – Kansas, Nevada, Tennessee, Wisconsin, West Virginia
  • Reindeer Corn – Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Rhode Island, Utah
  • Snickers – Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York
  • Starburst – Arkansas, Hawaii, Missouri, Oklahoma
  • Hershey's Kisses – Alaska, Colorado, Nebraska
  • Pez – Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio
  • Chocolate Santas – North Dakota, Wyoming
  • Reese’s Pieces – Montana

Source: Food and Wine

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