June is National Candy Month, so someone dug through Google search trends to find which candies were disproportionately popular in each state.
In the end, Skittles and Starburst had the most representation, with seven states each.
Skittles was #1 in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, Vermont, and Virginia.
Starburst was #1 in Oklahoma, Arizona, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, and South Carolina.
Hershey Bars were #1 in six states, but, interestingly, NOT in Pennsylvania – Milky Way was #1 there.
Twix was the top pick in five states: South Carolina, Delaware, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
A handful of candy bars surprisingly only got one state each, including:
- Snickers in South Dakota
- Kit Kats in North Dakota
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in West Virginia
- M&M’s in Nevada
- New Hampshire went with Heath Bars
(Here’s a map of all 50 states.)