Here are each state’s favorite Valentine’s Day candies, according to online sales

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Perhaps the sweetest Valentine’s Day tradition — aside from telling your significant other how much they mean to you, and yada yada yada, or whatever — is candy. Valentine’s Day spending is expected to hit $23.9 billion in 2022, and Americans plan to spend a good chunk of that on sweets, according to the National Retail Federation.

In fact, a survey commissioned by the NRF found that 56% of Americans rate candy as one of the most essential Valentine’s Day gifts, followed by cards and flowers.

But Americans may be divided over their favorite Valentine’s Day candies, according to research from CandyStore.com. Using 14 years of sales data from its own retail platform – as well as data from “industry partners” – the online outlet is said to have determined the most popular Valentine’s Day candies in the world. United States.

(CandyStore.com)

So, what were the favorite sweets of American romantics?

Boxes of heart-shaped chocolates — that old standby — were determined by CandyStore.com as the favorite purchase in 17 states. Conversation Hearts and Valentine’s Day-themed M&Ms followed in second and third place, favorites from 12 states and nine states, respectively.

Slightly less popular were chocolate roses, apparently a favorite of Kentucky and Wyoming, and candy necklaces, which only Alabama seems particularly fond of.

Looking to stock up on your darling’s (supposedly) favorite sweets? A full list of each state’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy, according to Candystore.com, can be found below.

All that other stupid stuff – love confessions, or romantic date ideas, etc. – depend on you.

Alabama Candy Necklaces
Alaska Conversation Hearts
Arizona M&M’s
Arkansas hershey kisses
California Conversation Hearts
Colorado Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Connecticut Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Delaware hershey kisses
Florida Conversation Hearts
Georgia Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Hawaii Conversation Hearts
Idaho Conversation Hearts
Illinois Conversation Hearts
Indiana Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Iowa M&M’s
Kansas M&M’s
Kentucky chocolate roses
Louisiana Conversation Hearts
Maine chocolate hearts
Maryland M&M’s
Massachusetts Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Michigan Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Minnesota Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Mississippi Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Missouri Conversation Hearts
Montana chocolate hearts
Nebraska corn cupid
Nevada Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
New Hampshire Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
New Jersey M&M’s
New Mexico Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
New York Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
North Carolina Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
North Dakota M&M’s
Ohio Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Oklahoma Conversation Hearts
Oregon M&M’s
Pennsylvania M&M’s
Rhode Island chocolate hearts
Caroline from the south Conversation Hearts
South Dakota hershey kisses
Tennessee Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
Texas hershey kisses
Utah hershey kisses
Vermont M&M’s
Virginia Conversation Hearts
Washington Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
washington d.c. Box of chocolates in the shape of a heart
West Virginia corn cupid
Wisconsin Conversation Hearts
Wyoming chocolate roses


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David A. Albanese