Halloween is next week, and candy themes are creeping into every aspect of living, from costumes to cocktails. And kids aren’t the only ones who seem to be more than fine with the fact that candy’s presence at the forefront of hearts and minds everywhere will remain pervasive through the end of this month. That being the case, we might as well have some fun with it, right?
CandyStore.com shares an amusing look at what role geography may play in which sweet one calls a favorite. This look takes the form of an interactive map of the United States, broken down by each state’s candy of choice.
Drawing on a decade’s worth of candy sales data, the site ranks sweets preferences in each of the fifty states to discover the top three candies for each, uncovering some surprising tidbits about brand popularity. For example, would you have guessed that:
- The short shrift often given to candy corn is not universal. The oft-derided sweet takes the top spot in six states.
- For the second consecutive year, Georgia is all about Swedish Fish, to the tune of more than 130,000 pounds sold.
- Iowa, Kansas, and Oregon all agree: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the #1 best candy, with M&M’s coming in second.
Get full stats and find out how well your place of residence aligns with your candy leanings (and make some noise in our Comments section on whether they nailed it or missed the mark) by visiting CandyStore.com here.
This article first appeared on Flavorfulworld.com.