United Sweets of America

As we approach Christmas Day, there are usually more sweet things on offer, wherever you go – the office, get-togethers, even supermarket tasters and freebies.

Quality Street.jpg

In the UK, Old School traditionalists are cracking open a family tin of Quality Street or passing round some good cheer with a tub of Celebrations, or the odd candy cane or chocolate coin. I’m not sure what the UK confectionery consumption is during December, but I’m sure it doesn’t match our stateside cousins.

Celebrations

According to Candystore.com   Americans are spending a jaw-dropping $1.93 billion on candy for Christmas.   They have calculated the candy consumption down to a breakdown of sweet preferences by state.

Reindeer CornChristmas Kisses.jpgChristmas M&Ms.jpg

Here is what each state prefers when it comes to Christmas candy (or the United Sweets of America):

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

candy cane

I wonder whether the US dentists are aware of this list.

 

About Delights by Cynthia

I have a cake business called Delights by Cynthia. I blog about cakes, treats and all things sweet.
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