Candy may not have as high a place at Christmas as it does for Halloween, but there are still plenty of sugary delights to go around.
What candy you find in your stocking depends on your state, according to candystore.com, which recently ranked each state’s top three Christmas candies.
The website surveyed more than 50,000 customers to find out their favorite candy. The company also spoke with major candy manufacturers and distributors to see how the survey matched up with their sales numbers.
In Utah, reindeer corn — which is candy corn, but with Christmas colors — leads the way, followed by Hershey's Kisses and Skittles.
Reindeer corn won first place in Alabama and Mississippi as well.
“There’s a quarry in Utah where more than 1,200 dinosaur bones have been recovered. It’s the highest concentration in the world. Centuries from now, archeologists might find the remains of all the reindeer corn sold in Utah during the holiday season,” candystore.com said about Utah.
Nationwide, M&Ms and Pez led the way, topping the list in eight states. Candy canes finished second, listed in seven states.
The National Retail Federation projects Americans will spend an average of $110.18 per person this year for holiday-season candy and food. That’s slightly down from the $110.31 each person spent last year.