This map shows the most popular holiday candy in every state

Kae Lani Kennedy

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Halloween may get the street credit for being all about candy, but when it comes to the holiday season, Americans buy more and eat more of the sweet stuff. According to the National Confectionary Association, Americans will buy $1.93 Billion worth of candy within the 8 weeks leading up to Christmas, with the average consumer spending around $110 on holiday candy and food.

But what are Americans buying? After surveying 50,000 customers around the country, the folks at have determined what the most popular holiday candy is in every state. Have you ever wondered if you’re the only one who eats all of the reindeer corn (Christmas’ take on candy corn) before Christmas or needs to have peppermint bark for the holidays? Chances are you’re not alone and there’s a whole state full of candy lovers like you!

Seasons Eatings!


Kae Lani Kennedy

About Kae Lani Kennedy

Some travelers follow their hearts – Kae Lani follows her gut. Obsessed with the history and origins of food, her journeys have taken her from exploring the Spice Route through Israel and Europe to searching for the Geisha coffee bean in Panama. Kae Lani is a contributing Food & Travel Editor with USA TODAY 10Best and has been featured in Roads & Kingdoms, Billboard, Fodor’s Travel, Budget Travel, Yahoo and more.

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