States Spending the Most on Sweets

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45. Mississippi
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.1 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Butterfinger
> Sugar industry economic output: $97.0 million (11th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 19.8% (11th highest)

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44. Texas
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.1 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Starburst, Almond Joy
> Sugar industry economic output: $1000.0 million (8th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 21.7% (2nd highest)

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43. Alabama
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.1 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Candy Corn, Tootsie Pops, Hershey’s Mini Bars
> Sugar industry economic output: $212.0 million (18th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.5% (23rd lowest)

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42. West Virginia
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.1 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Blow Pops, Milky Way, Hershey’s Mini Bars
> Sugar industry economic output: $46.0 million (4th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 17.1% (8th lowest)

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41. Kansas
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.3 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&M’s, Snickers
> Sugar industry economic output: $257.0 million (22nd lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 20.4% (7th highest)