The Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy In Every State

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Some couples like to get creative when it comes to Valentine’s Day, surprising their significant other with gifts, romantic dinner dates, homemade breakfast in bed … maybe even a bouquet of bacon roses. But whatever your boo dreams up this year, they’d better not forget the most important expression of love — candy. Sweets retailer Candystore.com scoured their sales data to find the top-selling V-Day treats across the country.

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Alabama

Looks like candy necklaces aren’t just for trading with school classmates — in Alabama, they’re the top-selling candy around Valentine’s Day.

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Alaska

If you ask Alaskans, you can’t go wrong with a heart-shaped box of chocolates to prove your love.

Valentine's Day Conversation Hearts

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Arizona

Conversation hearts get the message across in Arizona.

Hershey Kisses

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Arkansas

Hershey Kisses are nearly as sweet at real smooches, which explains why Arkansans but over 75,000 pound of them this time of year.

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California

Californians keep it classic with cute boxes of conversation hearts.

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Colorado

In Colorado, more than 1,986 pounds of conversation hearts are purchased for loved ones.

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Connecticut

Wild Berry Skittles were in the running for Connecticut’s favorite V-Day sweet, but heart-shaped boxes of chocolates just couldn’t be beat.

Hershey Kisses

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Delaware

The tiny state of Delaware buys up over 7,100 pounds of Hershey Kisses to keep things sweet.

conversation hearts

Florida

A whopping 222,000 pounds of conversation hearts change hands between lovers in the Sunshine State.

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Georgia

What is it about a heart-shaped box that makes chocolate seem so much sweeter?

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Hawaii

In case island life didn’t already have Hawaiians feeling the love, 38,000 pounds of conversation hearts should do it.

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Idaho

M&M’s adapt well to all holidays, but in Idaho they can’t pass up the candy-coated morsels, no matter what color they are.

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Illinois

Illinois residents know that flowers are key on Valentine’s Day — they purchase nearly 53,000 pounds of chocolate roses.

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Indiana

People in Indiana know, there’s an irresistible suspense to digging into a heart-shaped box of chocolate.

M&M's

Iowa

M&M’s is the winner here. They melt in your mouth, and might just melt your heart.

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Kansas

No matter what candy is inside, Kansas is a fan of the heart-shaped box on this holiday.

chocolate roses

Kentucky

Chocolate roses smell sweet and won’t die like real flowers.

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Louisiana

Louisiana’s love language is conversation hearts.

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Maine

Whether they’re filled with caramel, nougat or just more chocolate, Mainers can’t get enough of chocolate hearts.

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Maryland

M&M’s are the chocolate-covered way to any Maryland resident’s heart.

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Massachusetts

Why mess with a classic? A heart-shaped box of candy is a Massachusetts favorite.

conversation hearts

Michigan

“Cupid corn” took the top spot for Michigan that last two years, but cute conversation hearts finally beat out the Halloween-inspired favorite.

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Minnesota

Another Midwestern state where conversation hearts just barely edged out pink-and-red cupid corn.

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Mississippi

Can’t fit “Mississippi” on conversation hearts, but this state loves them, anyway.

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Missouri

In Missouri, lovers are hopelessly devoted to conversation hearts.

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Montana

Montana says “be mine” to conversation hearts, too.

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Nebraska

Chocolate hearts are simple and sweet — just what Nebraska loves.

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Nevada

Life is like a heart-shaped box of chocolates — isn’t that how it goes?

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents are all heart — they adore conversation hearts, followed by heart-shapes chocolate boxes and heart-shaped chocolates.

Brach's Emoticon Tiny Conversation Hearts

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New Jersey

When it’s not salt water taffy season, conversation hearts are the go-to.

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