States Spending the Most on Sweets

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5. New Hampshire
> Candy and chocolate shops: 5.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Starburst, M&M’s, Snickers
> Sugar industry economic output: $276.0 million (23rd lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 15.6% (3rd lowest)

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4. Oregon
> Candy and chocolate shops: 5.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s, Candy Corn
> Sugar industry economic output: $256.0 million (21st lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 17.5% (11th lowest)

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3. Washington
> Candy and chocolate shops: 5.5 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Salt Water Taffy, Tootsie Pops, Skittles
> Sugar industry economic output: $1000.0 million (8th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.6% (24th lowest)

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2. Vermont
> Candy and chocolate shops: 11.5 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Milky Way, Skittles, M&M’s
> Sugar industry economic output: $226.0 million (20th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 15.5% (the lowest)

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1. Hawaii
> Candy and chocolate shops: 12.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Skittles, Hershey Kisses, Butterfinger
> Sugar industry economic output: $433.0 million (23rd highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.2% (15th lowest)