We all have food that we specifically associate with a holiday. In this case, I have a candy that I associated with Christmas.
When I was younger, several households in my family would set out candy dishes for Christmas. Among the options would be bowls full of M&M's. I loved them. I ate ALOT of them. And now I associate bowls of M&Ms with Christmas.
Even though I was born and raised in Missouri, I apparently share a love of M&M's for Christmas with Iowans.
The experts at CandyStore.com have "crunched" the numbers and found that, in a lot of instances, the candy that states associate with Christmas are not necessarily connected to the holiday. That's the case in Iowa, where M&M's rule.
The complete list:
- Reese’s Cup Minis – Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas
- Candy Canes – Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington
- M&M’s – District of Columbia, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia
- Peppermint Bark – Kansas, Nevada, Tennessee, Wisconsin, West Virginia
- Reindeer Corn – Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Rhode Island, Utah
- Snickers – Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York
- Starburst – Arkansas, Hawaii, Missouri, Oklahoma
- Hershey's Kisses – Alaska, Colorado, Nebraska
- Pez – Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio
- Chocolate Santas – North Dakota, Wyoming
- Reese’s Pieces – Montana