Candy Store – To help you buy the best Halloween candy for your neighborhood, we determined the most popular candy by state. …
Maybe Massachusetts love of Butterfingers has something to do with why all that tea slipped out of their hands and into the harbor back in 1773. Doh! Perhaps not. But what our candy history tells us is that this state certainly loves this chocolate peanut butter candy bar. Over 650,000 bars are eaten here.
Bad puns and lame historical allusions aside, I can live with Butterfingers being the candy of the great state of Massachusetts.
Basically it comes down to this. In order to be the best, a candy has to include a contrasting combination of at least two flavors and textures. It can’t just consist of one, homogeneous candy. Consider for instance, Alabama. Hershey’s Mini Chocolate Candy Bars? Those are their favorites? Meaning if Alabamans only had one candy they could take to a deserted island, they’d go with just plain chocolate formed into a square? How about living a little, you deprived, backwoods yokels.
Or Delaware. Life Savers? Really? Look, I like a good Life Saver as much as the next guy. But what kind of a primitive do you have to be to pick a hard candy as your favorite? You might as well just say your favorites are mints. Which is insane.
Like I said, for a candy to be truly great, it has to involve at least two elements. And there is no better combo than chocolate and peanuts, therefore Butterfingers is a more than acceptable choice we can be proud to call our own. I would also have accepted Peanut M&Ms or Reese’s. Just don’t get me started on the West Coast, where they seem to have some bizarre fixation for Salt Water Taffy. Please. Put that in some Masshole’s Halloween bag and you schedule some time the next morning to get the toilet paper out of your trees, dink. The Region of Champions eats candy like champions.
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