The Most Popular Christmas Candies in America

Hershey’s Kisses

Hershey's Kisses

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Six states like to keep it simple over the holidays with the classic Hershey’s Kiss as their favorite candy: Arkansas, Nebraska, Montana, Ohio, Utah and Hawaii. Must be an abundance of mistletoe in those areas to account for all the extra kisses.

m&ms

m&ms

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This candy may boast some iconic holiday commercials, but M&Ms are a favorite in only two states: Idaho and South Carolina. The tiny milk chocolate treats dress in a festive red and green for the season.

peppermint bark

peppermint bark

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Peppermint bark has not one but two quintessential holiday flavors, chocolate and peppermint, and its double whammy is helping this treat climb the Christmas ranks. Peppermint bark picked up three new first-place slots in 2019, according to Candy Store’s analysis. The eight states that go bonkers for bark are Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, Kansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Fish

Fish

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Despite holiday-themed dispensers including Santa, a Christmas tree, a reindeer and a snow globe, only two states favor the tiny Pez: New Mexico and Louisiana.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures claim the most states on this list with 12 different ones calling the candy their favorite. Maybe it’s the nifty candy canes they come in during the holidays or possibly it’s their stocking-friendly size, but Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Texas, North Dakota and New Jersey all love the treat.

reindeer corn

reindeer corn

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First things first: Reindeer corn is a thing. Think candy corn, but in Christmas colors. While the original divisive yellow and orange version was created to look like a corn kernel, the holiday interpretation doesn’t really resemble a reindeer, but is popular nonetheless. Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Virginia, Rhode Island, Michigan and Georgia all love the tiny sugar rush.

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