It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without red and pink hearts, flowers, and, most importantly, CANDY.

According to the National Retail Federation, we will spend approximately 25.9 billion dollars on Valentine's Day candy this year.


The Study looked at candy sales over the past 15 years to find out each state's favorite candy.



Across the country, the most popular Valentine's candies are those conversation candy hearts. Yuck. The second most popular kind of candy is those boxes of assorted chocolates.

To Our Relief

If you're a candy fanatic like me, you will appreciate knowing that North Dakota's favorite Valentine's Day candy isn't a gross one, like those candy hearts.

Look, I love the little messages on them, but they are chalky and awful. I'm getting older, and I already have to eat Tums every couple of days; I don't need any more chalky substances in my diet.


Before I get into North Dakota's favorite candy, I have to point out the lone ranger. The state of Alabama is the only one with cany necklaces (tooth chippers) as its favorite. They're cute, they're fun, and they're nostalgic, but the one thing they are not is delicious.

I've never once craved candy necklaces.

North Dakota

North Dakota's favorite Valentine's Day candy is none other than the classic M&M. Around the holiday, they are made festive by coming in the color pink. You can't go wrong with a classic. You also can't go wrong with chocolate.

Side Note: I am just now learning that "Cupid corn" is a thing. It's exactly like candy corn but pink. This is Nebraska's favorite candy.



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