FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Even though there won’t be a lot of Easter gatherings this Sunday, it looks like people are still interested in Easter candy.
The map below is based on google trends data in the last 30 days, showing the Easter candy each state is most interested in.
Easter candy preference is all over the map, but Texas and Oklahoma along with seven other states, favor Easter M&Ms.
There also seems to be some small regional pockets of like-minded taste, for interest, the cluster of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia, all preferring Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.
Eight different candies dominated the map, while some popular treats such as Lindt Chocolate Carrots, did not win any states.
Peeps are always an interesting topic around this time of year as it seems people fall into two categories… they love them, or they absolutely hate them, much like candy corn during Halloween.
The breakdown was as follows:
Easter M&M’s – 9 states
Chocolate Foil Eggs – 8 states
Chocolate Bunnies – 8 states
Peeps – 7 states (by far the most polarizing of the Easter candies)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – 7 states
Cadbury Eggs – 5 states
Jelly Beans – 4 states
Robin Eggs – 2 states
The map was put together by cooking and bbq site seriouslysmoked.com.