Map Reveals Each State’s Favorite Easter Treat


Get your sweet tooth ready: Easter is almost here! Easter means fluffy Easter bunnies, dying eggs, and of course, eating lots and lots of candy. From jellybeans to Peeps and all the chocolate eggs, Easter is known for being quite the sugar-laden celebration.

That doesn’t mean all candy is created equal. As it turns out, people of different states have different preferences for candy. And San Francisco-based company Zippia did the dirty work for us.

Zippia, which collects data on millions of real-life careers, decided to use some of their data-tracking knowledge to make this fun list for us. With the help of Google Trends, they searched for candies that peaked around Easter and then determined what treat is searched a “disproportionately, high amount” for each state.

Here is the final list of what candy is most popular in each state!

Alabama, Chocolate Bunnies

Alaska, Boiled Eggs

Arizona, Boiled Eggs

Arkansas, Starburst Jelly Beans

California, Caramel Eggs

Colorado, Boiled Eggs

Connecticut, Chocolate Bunnies

Delaware , Peeps

Florida, Caramel Eggs

Georgia, Jelly Beans

Hawaii, Chocolate Bunnies

Idaho, Peeps

Illinois, White Chocolate Eggs

Indiana, Boiled Eggs

Iowa, Starburst Jelly Beans

Kansas, Jelly Beans

Kentucky, Jelly Beans

Louisiana, Cadbury Creme Egg

Maine, Peeps

Maryland, Boiled Eggs

Massachusetts, Peeps

Michigan, Sweet Tart Jelly Beans

Minnesota, Boiled Eggs

Mississippi, Cadbury Creme Egg

Missouri, Starburst Jelly Beans

Montana, Cadbury Creme Egg

Nebraska, Boiled Eggs

Nevada, Peeps

New Hampshire, Jelly Beans

New Jersey, Boiled Eggs

New Mexico, Boiled Eggs

New York, Kinder Easter Eggs

North Carolina, Peeps

North Dakota, Boiled Eggs

Ohio, Starburst Jelly Beans

Oklahoma, Peeps

Oregon, Chocolate Bunnies

Pennsylvania, White Chocolate Eggs

Rhode Island, Peeps

South Carolina, Chocolate Bunnies

South Dakota, Cadbury Eggs

Tennessee, Starburst Jelly Beans

Texas, White Chocolate Eggs

Utah, Boiled Eggs

Vermont, Boiled Eggs

Virginia, Chocolate Bunnies

Washington, Boiled Eggs

West Virginia, Jelly Beans

Wisconsin, Boiled Eggs

Wyoming, Mini Eggs

You might notice that “boiled eggs” are the most liked Easter treat in 14 different states—yes, that’s not a typo. They are just the weird ones. (Just kidding!)

The next popular are Peeps (with Idaho coming in tops on that number). Cadbury Creme Eggs are also the most liked candy egg (even though candy eggs are pretty much liked countrywide).

What we’re wondering is how peanut butter eggs didn’t make one state’s favorite Easter treat? Weird!

What do you think of this comprehensive list of Easter candy favorites? Does your state match up to your most liked candy? Speaking of, what is your absolute favorite Easter candy you have to have every holiday?