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The Most Popular Candy Bar in Your State

Curious about which candy bar your state favors the most? See if your favorite came out on top.
The Most Popular Candy Bar in Your State

Need a break with a Kit Kat? Craving a Snickers? Surprisingly enough, your favorite candy bar may also be beloved by the rest of the state you live in! Our curiosity got the best of us and we decided to look at the data to find the best candy bar for every single state in America. Perfect for Halloween!

Remember, a candy bar is different than the broader definition of "candy." A candy bar is something larger you typically hold with most of your fingers, instead of reaching for handfuls of candy in a bag. This means some favorites like M&M's, Skittles, and Sour Patch Kids did not make the list.

How we determined the best candy bar for each state

To determine the top in every state, we looked at the data recently collected by CandyStore.com. They collected sales data over the past year to see what was the most sold candy from their store and determined the "best" based on the number of pounds sold for that particular candy. While the top Halloween candy for some states isn't always a candy bar, most states had a candy bar listed in their top three. The best candy bar from that list is the one we chose.

However, if the top three from Candystore.com's data pull did not have candy bar, we turned to Google Trends to determine the most popular candy for that state—based on popular search terms.

Now, see what candy bar was the most popular in your state, and learn a fun fact or two about your favorites.

Alabama

Alabama's favorite candy is the Hershey's Bar
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Hershey's Mini Bars

We think a Hershey's bar would be great in a homemade edible cookie dough, don't you?

Alaska

Alaska's favorite candy bar is Twix
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Twix

Who can resist that crunchy cookie snap when you bite into a Twix? Clearly Alaska can't.

Arizona

Arizona's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

This candy bar is known as the most popular candy bar in the US (you'll see it quite a few times on this list)—and for good reason.

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Arkansas

Arkansas' favorite candy bar is Butterfinger
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Butterfinger

This famous peanut buttery candy got a taste makeover this past year, and clearly everyone in Arkansas loves what it's become.

Love peanut butter? Check out our favorites, ranked!

California

California's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

We all know the sweet and salty combination of chocolate and peanut butter is top-notch, and California would agree. There were 977,453 pounds of Reese's Cups sold to California residents in the past 12 months.

Colorado

Colorado's favorite candy bar is Twix
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Twix

If you have a big sweet tooth for this candy, you're in luck: they're launching a Cookies 'n Creme version in January 2020!

Connecticut

Connecticut's favorite candy bar is Milky Way
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Milky Way

Outside of the US, the candy called Milky Way is actually more similar to our US version of a 3 Muskateers bar instead.

Delaware

Delaware's favorite candy bar is Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

We might just have traditional Kit Kats here in the US, but in Japan, there are more than 200 different flavors of the candy, including fun flavors like aloe yogurt and ginger ale.

Florida

Florida's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Between nougat, peanuts, and creamy caramel, we can see why the Sunshine State prefers this bar.

By the way, do you know how to pronounce caramel?

Georgia

Georgia's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

This bar's been around since 1930, so it's no surprise it's been a go-to for almost 90 years.

Hawaii

Hawaii's favorite candy bar is Hershey's Mini Bars
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Hershey's Mini Bars

Yes, the s'mores classic candy bar reminiscent of cool nights around a fire is the top candy of choice for the tropical state.

Idaho

Idaho's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Have you ever frozen a Snickers? It's another fun way to enjoy the most popular candy bar.

Illinois

Illinois' favorite candy bar is Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

Give us a break so we can enjoy a Kit Kat bar!

Indiana

Indiana's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Fun fact: The name Snickers comes from one of the Mars family's favorite horses.

Iowa

Iowa's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

May 18 isn't just any other day—it's I Love Reese's Day. We bet Iowa residents celebrate a bit more than that, though.

Kansas

Kansas' favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

If you're looking for a fun s'mores upgrade, swap a Hershey's bar for a Reese's for a melty, peanut buttery delight.

Kentucky

Kentucky's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

Whether they reach for minis, jumbos, or anywhere in between, it's clear that Kentucky residents love the PB&C treat.

Louisiana

Louisiana's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

Yes, Reese's cups are very popular on this list, in case you can't tell.

Maine

Maine's favorite candy bar is Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

According to Google Trends, Maine's favorite candy bar is the Kit Kat.

Maryland

Maryland's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

If you live in Maryland and love peanut butter, we bet you helped contribute to the candy's popularity.

Massachusetts

Massachusett's favorite candy bar is Butterfinger
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Butterfinger

Because seriously, who can resist the taste of peanut butter and chocolate?

Michigan

Michigan's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

If you love sweet and salty treats, there's a reason you love Snickers: There are about 16 peanuts in each bar.

Minnesota

Minnesota's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

As you can imagine, this is one of the top Halloween candies.

Mississippi

Mississippi's favorite candy bar is 3 Musketeers
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3 Musketeers

The first 3 Musketeers bar came out as a package of three individual mini candy bars of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. Now, isn't it more obvious how it earned its name?

Missouri

Missouri's favorite candy bar is Milky Way
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Milky Way

You won't find Milky Way bars outside of the US—at least, not under that name. Outside of America, they're actually called Mars Bars.

Montana

Montana's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Yes, Snickers is once again tops in another state.

Nebraska

Nebraska's favorite candy bar is Twix
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Twix

Whether you eat the left Twix first or the right, there's no denying that Nebraska loves these bars either way.

Nevada

Nevada's favorite candy bar is Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

According to Google Trends, Nevada's favorite candy bar is Kit Kat.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Who wouldn't want to enjoy a classic candy bar like a Snickers? They might have new flavors now (Snickers Almond, anyone?), but you'll never be over the original.

New Jersey

New Jersey's favorite candy bar is Kit Kat
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Kit Kat

According to Google Trends, New Jersey's favorite candy bar is Kit Kat.

New Mexico

New Mexico's favorite candy bar is Milky Way
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Milky Way

Though the classic Milky Way bar is forever a favorite, there are actually 2 other flavors you can try, too: Milk Chocolate Covered Caramels and Midnight Bar.

RELATED: Easy, healthy, 350-calorie recipe ideas you can make at home.

New York

New York's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

With an endless supply of high-end candy creations and inventive treats, even New Yorkers can't resist a good classic candy bar.

North Carolina

North Carolina's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

A bit of sweet trivia: When Reese's were first created, they were known as penny cups, which was the going price for them when they came out.

North Dakota

North Dakota's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

According to Google Trends, North Dakota's favorite candy bar is Snickers.

Ohio

Ohio's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Yep, Ohio loves this chocolaty candy, too!

Oklahoma

Oklahoma's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Whether you like them frozen or room temperature, there's no wrong way to eat a Snickers.

Oregon

Oregon's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

Ditch the chocolate chips the next time you're baking, and try using chopped-up Reese's for a next-level upgrade.

For more peanut butter goodness, try one of these 20 delicious peanut butter dessert recipes.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's favorite candy bar is Hershey's Mini Bars
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Hershey's Mini Bars

Whether you bite into this bar or break it into bite-sized pieces, there's no wrong way to enjoy a Hershey's bar. Candystore.com sold 274,927 pounds of Hershey's Mini Bars to Pennsylvania residents, but it's no wonder, thanks to Hershey headquarters.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island's favorite candy bar is Twix
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Twix

Rhode Island is the smallest state in the US, but it has huge love for Twix.

South Carolina

South Carolina's favorite candy bar is Butterfinger
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Butterfinger

No one can say no to peanut butter and chocolate, especially when it's in such a tasty candy.

South Dakota

South Dakota's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

According to Google Trends, South Dakota's favorite candy bar is Snickers.

Tennessee

Tennessee's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

Can you tell people across the US really love Snickers by this point?

Texas

Texas' favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

Candystore.com sold 1,022,847 pounds of Reese's Cups to Texas residents. That's a LOT of chocolate and peanut butter!

Utah

Utah's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

According to Google Trends, Utah's favorite candy bar is Snickers.

Vermont

Vermont's favorite candy bar is Milky Way
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Milky Way

Milky Way candy bars were designed to taste like malted milkshakes. Do you agree?

Virginia

Virginia's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

For a next-level dessert, try topping homemade chocolate bark with Snickers for a double chocolate, extra salty treat.

Not in the mood to bake? Here are some easy desserts you can buy instead!

Washington

Washington's favorite candy bar is Snickers
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Snickers

According to Google Trends, Washington's favorite candy bar is Snickers.

West Virginia

West Virginia's favorite candy bar is Milky Way
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Milky Way

Did you know Milky Ways were the first-ever filled candy bars?

Wisconsin

Wisconsin's favorite candy bar is Butterfinger
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Butterfinger

This "crunchety, peanut-buttery" treat was tops in Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Wyoming's favorite candy bar is Reese's Cups
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Reese's Cups

Who can turn down a Reese's?

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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in recipe development, food, and diet coverage. Read more
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