What Candy Do South Dakota Sweethearts Crave on Valentine’s Day?
Cupid will be pointing his arrow in our direction in just over a week.
Valentine's Day 2023 is coming up fast.
Quick, have you purchased a gift for your Valentine yet?
If you're still on the hunt for a little something for the one you love, I can help you accentuate that Valentine's Day gift with the perfect candy for your perfect person by the location they live in.
CandyStore.com recently conducted a study to determine what America's favorite Valentine's Day candy is by state.
Each year Americans shell out big-time bucks on candy for Valentine's Day. To the tune of 25.9 billion, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. That's a whole lot of conversation hearts and chocolate kisses!
CandyStore.com crunched the numbers from 15 years of its online bulk candy store and industry partners to get an idea of what the sweethearts in each state want for their sweet tooth on Valentine's Day.
Their findings revealed that Conversation Hearts trump Heart Shape Boxes of chocolate in most states across the nation.
Oddly enough, most Americans prefer to get those chalky little hearts with ooey-gooey messages on them.
That is not the case, however, here in South Dakota.
Care to place a guess on what type of candy South Dakota sweethearts crave every V-Day?
Well, surprisingly enough, it's not a heart-shaped ZagNut bar. I know, shocking, right?
On Valentine's Day in South Dakota, we prefer a little kiss, a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss to be exact.
Hershey Kisses claimed the top candy spot, followed by those chalky Conversation Hearts, and then Chocolate Hearts.
Another key takeaway from CandyStore's findings is supposedly the average person in America spends $144.56 on Valentine's Day candy each year.
Seriously? Almost $150.00 on candy alone! I'm lucky if I spend $150.00 total on Valentine's Day, and that includes the meal.
Be thankful you don't have me for a Valentine!
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