Top-selling Valentine's Day candies by state revealed

Illinoisans apparently favor chocolate hearts, followed by chocolate roses and M&Ms
The type of candy you get from your valentine might depend on what state you're in.

A list of the top-selling Valentine's Day candies for each state was released, according to candystore.com. The list was created based off sales data from the past 14 years from online bulk candy store and industry partners, the company said.

Illinoisans apparently favor chocolate hearts, followed by chocolate roses and M&Ms.

People in 12 states prefer candy-hearts, including California, Florida and Virginia.

New York, Tennessee and Colorado are among 16 states that favor heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.

Nine states preferred M&M's, including Iowa, New Jersey and Maryland.

Valentine's Day candy sales dropped more than 20% last year because of the pandemic, but this year, the National Retail Federation expects near-record-breaking candy sales!

To see what the most popular candy is for your state, head over to candystore.com.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.
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