This Valentine’s Day, consumers are expected to spend $1.8 billion on candy.

Valentine’s Day is about love, romance, and spending money, and a lot of it. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend more than $1.8 billion on candy this year alone.

That’s a lot of chocolate — or is it? Apparently, conversation hearts are America’s new favorite. According to CandyStore.com, conversation hearts topped the charts for two consecutive years, ultimately beating the reigning champion of Valentine’s Day candy – the heart-shaped box of chocolate.

Conversation Hearts Win Valentines Day 2018 CandyStore.com

Source: CandyStore.com

But the researchers at CandyStore.com didn’t stop there. In hopes of finding out which candy was selling the most in each state, the team dug a little deeper. Check out the state-by-state list below to see which Valentine’s Day candy your state loves the most.

Alabama – Candy Necklaces
Alaska – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Arizona – Conversation Hearts
Arkansas – Hershey’s Kisses
California – Conversation Hearts
Colorado – Conversation Hearts
Connecticut – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Deleware – Hershey’s Kisses
Florida – Conversation Hearts
Georgia – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Hawaii – Conversation Hearts
Idaho – M&Ms
Illinois – Chocolate Roses
Indiana – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Iowa – M&Ms
Kansas – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Kentucky – Chocolate Roses
Louisiana – Conversation Hearts
Maine – Chocolate Hearts

Maryland – M&Ms
Massachusetts – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Michigan – Conversation Hearts
Minnesota – Conversation Hearts
Mississippi – Conversation Hearts
Missouri – Conversation Hearts
Montana – Conversation Hearts
Nebraska – Chocolate Hearts
Nevada – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
New Hampshire – Conversation Hearts
New Jersey – Conversation Hearts
New Mexico – Chocolate Roses
New York – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
North Carolina – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
North Dakota – Conversation Hearts
Ohio – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Oklahoma – Conversation Hearts
Oregon – Chocolate Roses
Pennsylvania – M&Ms
Rhode Island – Chocolate Hearts
South Carolina – Conversation Hearts
South Dakota – Hershey’s Kisses
Tennessee – Conversation Hearts
Texas – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Utah – Hersey Kisses
Vermont – Conversation Hearts
Virginia – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Washington – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
Washington, D.C. – Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
West Virginia – Conversation Hearts
Wisconsin – Hershey’s Kisses
Wyoming – Chocolate Roses

Do you agree with the list above? If not, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

Unfortunately, the ever-popular conversation hearts won’t be available this year! Find out why here!

 

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