EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — When you think of a holiday that involves candy, Halloween is likely first-and-foremost on your mind.
But, as we’re going into the yuletide season, many Christmas family traditions involve candy, too.
Do you hang candy canes from your tree? Maybe you make chocolate lollipops shaped like reindeer? Or decorate snowman cookies with sprinkles and peppermint candy? If so, then you’re adding to the $2 billion worth of candy purchased around the holidays.
So which Christmas candy do people like the most? It varies by state.
The online bulk candy store, CandyStore.com, talked to over 32,000 people from all fifty states, major candy manufacturers and distributors, and have supplied a map which breaks down which states are buying which candies.
What are the tri-state’s favorite Christmas candies? What are the holiday favorites in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois? You might be surprised by the results.
Click here to find out the answers.
Christmas candy facts
- 93% of people gift chocolate and candy for the winter holidays
- 1.76 Billion candy canes are produced every year for the holiday season.
- 72% of people eat a candy cane starting on the straight end, the rest start on the curved end.
- Approximately 150 million chocolate Santas are produced annually.
(This story was originally published on December 4, 2019)