Each State’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Candy, Mapped
No matter your relationship status, Valentine's Day is a great time to indulge your sweet tooth. Candy will only become easier to find as February 14 approaches, but if you still aren't sure what sweets to buy for yourself or your Valentine, the interactive map below should give you some ideas.
To make this map of the most popular Valentine's candy in each state, the Candy Store drew from 11 years of bulk candy sales data. According to the numbers, classic conversation Sweethearts are the No. 1 treat, dominating Valentine's candy sales in 2017 and 2018 and winning the top spot in more than a dozen states. That means a lot of candy fans will be disappointed in 2019: Sweethearts will be missing from shelves this Valentine's Day season in light of Necco Wafers going out of business last year.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of heart-shaped candies to choose from, like heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, the second-most popular treat overall and the first in states like Texas and New York. Hershey's Kisses, M&Ms, and chocolate roses also appear on the map.
After buying a bulk bag of your state's favorite candy, or all of the candies above, check out our suggestions for what to do with the leftovers.