Half of Us Will Buy Ourselves Chocolate for Valentine’s Day, Plus the Top Candy in All 50 States

Valentine’s Day is a week out.  So if you don’t know what you’re buying your sweetheart, you might want to get on that.  We already know what we’re buying ourselves though.

According to a poll by CandyStore.com, 47% of Americans will buy themselves some chocolate for Valentine’s Day.  They also looked at the most popular Valentine’s Day candy in all 50 states.  And as usual, two types dominated . . .

1.  Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.  They’re #1 in 14 states, and also D.C.

2.  Conversation Hearts, 13 states.  They’ll represent 10% of all the candy sold.

3.  Hershey Kisses, eight states.

4.  M&M’s, six states.

5.  Chocolate hearts, four states.

6.  Chocolate roses, three states.

7.  Two states prefer a candy that didn’t rank first anywhere else.  Candy necklaces in Alabama, and “Cupid Corn” in Michigan.  That’s candy corn, but red, pink, and white.