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Your Favorite Christmas Candy Could Reveal Where You're From

by Cristina Corvino 7:41 PM, December 13, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired December 22, 2017

Sugar intake doesn’t count this time of year ... right?

That’s what we’d all like to believe, at least!

After all, the National Retail Federation estimates that the average consumer will spend $110 on candy and food this holiday season -- which is twice as much as they’ll spend on decorations and about four times as much as they’re dishing out for greeting cards and postage.

(We’re not surprised, are you?)

And just because Christmas Day comes and goes, it doesn’t mean that the sweet, sweet fun is over -- because December 26 is National Candy Cane Day!

And while candy canes are the most popular candy in some states around the U.S., that’s not the case in all states.
 


Does your personal favorite match your state’s preference? Find out below!

AL: Holiday candy corn (sometimes called reindeer corn or candy cane corn)
AK: Chocolate candy
AZ: Fruity candy
AR: Fruity candy
CA: Peppermint Bark

TRY: Sunny’s Bacon Bark

CO: Chocolate candy
CT: Chocolate candy
DE: Candy Canes

TRY: Katie Lee’s Candy Cane Ice Cream Cake

FL: Fruity candy 
GA: Candy Canes 
HI: Fruity candy
ID: Chocolate candy
IL: Hard candy
IN: Chocolate candy 

TRY: Chocolate Candy-Stuffed Brownies


IA: Chocolate candy
KS: Peppermint Bark
KY: Chocolate candy
LA: Fruity candy
ME: Candy Canes

TRY: Gabrielle Union's Candy Cane Cookies

MD: Chocolate peanut butter candy
MA: Fruity candy
MI: Holiday candy corn (sometimes called reindeer corn or candy cane corn)
MN: Hard candy
MS: Chocolate candy

TRY: Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Slab Pie



MO: Fruity candy
MT: Fruity candy
NE: Chocolate candy
NV: Peppermint Bark
NH: Candy Canes

TRY: Katie Lee’s Slow Cooker Peppermint Mocha Latte


NJ: Chocolate peanut butter candy
NM: Fruity candy
NY: Fruity candy
NC: Fruity candy

TRY: Buddy Valastro's Piñata Cake



ND: Chocolate candy
OH: Fruity candy
OK: Fruity candy
OR: Chocolate peanut butter candy

TRY: Keri Glassman’s Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

PA: Candy Canes
RI: Chocolate candy
SC: Fruity candy
SD: Chocolate peanut butter candy

TRY: Buddy Valastro’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

TN: Chocolate candy
TX: Fruity candy
UT: Holiday candy corn (sometimes called reindeer corn or candy cane corn)
VT: Candy Canes
VA: Chocolate candy

TRY: Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Cake
 


WA:
 Candy Canes
DC: Hard candy
WV: Peppermint Bark
WI: Fruity candy
WY: Chocolate candy

Data source: Candystore.com