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.
Looks like candy necklaces aren’t just for trading with school classmates — in Alabama, they’re the top-selling candy around Valentine’s Day.
If you ask Alaskans, you can’t go wrong with a heart-shaped box of chocolates to prove your love.
Conversation hearts get the message across in Arizona.
Hershey Kisses are nearly as sweet at real smooches, which explains why Arkansans but over 75,000 pound of them this time of year.
Californians keep it classic with cute boxes of conversation hearts.
In Colorado, more than 1,986 pounds of conversation hearts are purchased for loved ones.
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.
The tiny state of Delaware buys up over 7,100 pounds of Hershey Kisses to keep things sweet.
A whopping 222,000 pounds of conversation hearts change hands between lovers in the Sunshine State.
What is it about a heart-shaped box that makes chocolate seem so much sweeter?
In case island life didn’t already have Hawaiians feeling the love, 38,000 pounds of conversation hearts should do it.
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.
Illinois residents know that flowers are key on Valentine’s Day — they purchase nearly 53,000 pounds of chocolate roses.
People in Indiana know, there’s an irresistible suspense to digging into a heart-shaped box of chocolate.
M&M’s is the winner here. They melt in your mouth, and might just melt your heart.
No matter what candy is inside, Kansas is a fan of the heart-shaped box on this holiday.
Chocolate roses smell sweet and won’t die like real flowers.
Louisiana’s love language is conversation hearts.
Whether they’re filled with caramel, nougat or just more chocolate, Mainers can’t get enough of chocolate hearts.
M&M’s are the chocolate-covered way to any Maryland resident’s heart.
Why mess with a classic? A heart-shaped box of candy is a Massachusetts favorite.
“Cupid corn” took the top spot for Michigan that last two years, but cute conversation hearts finally beat out the Halloween-inspired favorite.
Another Midwestern state where conversation hearts just barely edged out pink-and-red cupid corn.
Can’t fit “Mississippi” on conversation hearts, but this state loves them, anyway.
In Missouri, lovers are hopelessly devoted to conversation hearts.
Montana says “be mine” to conversation hearts, too.
Chocolate hearts are simple and sweet — just what Nebraska loves.
Life is like a heart-shaped box of chocolates — isn’t that how it goes?
New Hampshire residents are all heart — they adore conversation hearts, followed by heart-shapes chocolate boxes and heart-shaped chocolates.
When it’s not salt water taffy season, conversation hearts are the go-to.