Alabama Craves Which Chocolate Candy the Most?

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While not an officially recognized holiday that comes with a day off from work or school, Halloween is wildly popular in the United States. The last day of October is set aside for costumes, haunted houses, spooky decorations, pumpkins and perhaps most important of all, candy.

Coincidentally, three days before Halloween, Oct. 28, the country also recognizes National Chocolate Day, making the end of October a dream for chocolate enthusiasts.

With the 28th and then the 31st of the month rapidly approaching, BetAlabama.com – your source for Alabama sports betting - wanted to see which chocolate candies are the most popular in the state and in the country. We did so by using Statista’s research on the most consumed chocolate candy as a starting point. From there, we used Google Trends to search the level of interest in each chocolate candy from Oct. 1, 2022 to Oct. 18, 2023. We then determined the top three chocolate candies in each state and came up with the following results.

Favorite Chocolate Candies by State

State Winner Second Third
Alabama Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Kit Kat Snickers
Alaska Snickers M&M’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Arizona Kit Kat Snickers Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Arkansas Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Snickers M&M’s
California Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Kit Kat Milky Way
Colorado M&M’s Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Connecticut Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups M&M’s Twix
Delaware Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Milky Way Snickers
Florida Milky Way Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Georgia Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix Kit Kat
Hawaii M&M’s Twix Snickers
Idaho Snickers Kit Kat Twix
Illinois Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Milky Way Snickers
Indiana Snickers Milky Way Butterfinger
Iowa Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Kit Kat Snickers
Kansas Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups M&M’s Kit Kat
Kentucky Butterfinger Kit Kat Twix
Louisiana Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups M&M’s Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
Maine Kit Kat Twix M&M’s
Maryland Milky Way Snickers Butterfinger
Massachusetts Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Snickers M&M’s
Michigan Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix
Minnesota Kit Kat Butterfinger Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Mississippi Kit Kat M&M’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Missouri Milky Way Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Kit Kat
Montana Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
Nebraska Milky Way Twix Snickers
Nevada Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix
New Hampshire M&M’s Snickers Butterfinger
New Jersey Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Milky Way Snickers
New Mexico Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups M&M’s
New York Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix
North Carolina Snickers M&M’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
North Dakota Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kit Kat
Ohio M&M’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Milky Way
Oklahoma Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix Kit Kat
Oregon Twix Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Butterfinger
Pennsylvania Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Milky Way Twix
Rhode Island Snickers Twix Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
South Carolina Kit Kat M&M’s Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
South Dakota Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Snickers
Tennessee Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Kit Kat Twix
Texas Snickers M&M’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Utah Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Milky Way Twix
Vermont Kit Kat Twix M&M’s
Virginia Twix Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups M&M’s
Washington Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Butterfinger
West Virginia Snickers Kit Kat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Wisconsin Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Twix Butterfinger
Wyoming M&M’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

The Chocolate Choices in Alabama

Alabama’s top three candies, in order, are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat and Snickers. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ranked as the top chocolate in 19 total states, trailed by Kit Kat (12).

Not surprisingly, Reese’s are the top-selling candy brand worldwide, generating more than r 2 billion in sales annually with Alabama doing its part to support them. Thousands of Alabama trick-or-treaters no doubt will be hoping to come home with several Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to enjoy this year. Reese’s is part of the Hershey family of chocolates.

Kit Kat bars are produced by Nestle and are a staple of their aptly named Nestle’s Favorites candy box that is sold in high quantities this time of year. It also includes Smarties, Aero bars and Coffee Crisp. The standard Kit Kat comes with four “fingers” that can be snapped off and enjoyed individually, but many Alabama trick-or-treaters will come home with smaller sized two-finger varieties as part of their Halloween haul.

Coming in third for Alabama is Snickers, a nougat bar topped with caramel and peanuts and encased in chocolate and distributed by Mars, Inc. With more than $3 billion in worldwide sales annually, it is safe to say that Snickers is not exclusive to Alabama when it comes to its popularity.

It’s a great time of year for candy lovers, and in the state of Alabama it is clear which candy bars trick-or-treaters are hoping for the most. Keep an eye on BetAlabama.com for updates on possible sports betting legislation as well as Alabama sports betting promo codes.

Author

Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetAlabama.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting professional sports teams, with a focus on golf, the NFL and NHL.

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