According to online candy retailer Candystore.com, consumers will spend over $2 billion on candy for the holiday season. That eye-opening number proves that not only is candy popular throughout the year, but it makes for a welcome snack and/or gift around Christmas.
 
Candystore.com surveyed 30,000 of its customers to determine what candy each state finds most appealing. If you're a bakery owner, it can be helpful to know what the people in your state like to eat, especially considering so many baked goods contain candy.
 

Source: CandyStore.com.

 
Here is what each state prefers when it comes to Christmas candy:
  • Alabama – Reindeer Corn
  • Alaska – Hershey Kisses
  • Arizona – Reese's Cup Minis
  • Arkansas – Starburst
  • California – Reese's Cup Minis
  • Colorado – Hershey Kisses
  • Connecticut – Reindeer Corn
  • Delaware – Candy canes
  • Florida – Snickers
  • Georgia – Candy canes
  • Hawaii – Starburst
  • Idaho – M&M’s
  • Illinois – Reese's Cup Minis
  • Indiana – Reese's Cup Minis
  • Iowa – M&M’s
  • Kansas – Peppermint bark
  • Kentucky – M&M’s
  • Louisiana – Pez
  • Maine – Candy canes
  • Maryland – Reese’s Cup Minis
  • Massachusetts – Candy canes
  • Michigan – Reindeer Corn
  • Minnesota – Reese's Cup Minis
  • Mississippi – Snickers
  • Missouri – Starburst
  • Montana – Reese's Pieces
  • Nebraska – Hershey Kisses
  • Nevada – Peppermint bark
  • New Hampshire – Candy canes
  • New Jersey – Reese’s Cup Minis
  • New Mexico – Pez
  • New York – Snickers
  • North Carolina – Snickers
  • North Dakota – Chocolate Santa
  • Ohio – Pez
  • Oklahoma – Starburst
  • Oregon – Reese’s Cup Minis
  • Pennsylvania – Candy canes
  • Rhode Island – Reindeer Corn
  • South Carolina – M&M's
  • South Dakota – Reese’s Cup Minis
  • Tennessee – Peppermint bark
  • Texas – Reese's Cup Minis
  • Utah – Reindeer Corn
  • Vermont – Candy canes
  • Virginia – M&M’s
  • Washington – Candy canes
  • Washington, D.C. – M&M's
  • West Virginia – Peppermint bark
  • Wisconsin – Peppermint bark
  • Wyoming – Chocolate Santa
The National Retail Federation projects that the average consumer will spend about $108 on candy and food, which is about twice as much as they’ll spend on decorations.