States Spending the Most on Sweets

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40. Florida
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.4 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Snickers, Skittles, Reese’s Cups
> Sugar industry economic output: $1000.0 million (8th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 16.5% (6th lowest)

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39. Arizona
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.5 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Snickers, Hot Tamales, Hershey Kisses
> Sugar industry economic output: $226.0 million (20th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 19.3% (19th highest)

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38. Wisconsin
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.5 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Butterfinger, Starburst, Hot Tamales
> Sugar industry economic output: $2000.0 million (4th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.2% (18th lowest)

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37. South Dakota
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.6 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Starburst, Candy Corn, Jolly Ranchers
> Sugar industry economic output: $44.0 million (3rd lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 20.6% (6th highest)

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36. Nebraska
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.6 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Salt Water Taffy, Sour Patch Kids, Twix
> Sugar industry economic output: $85.0 million (9th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 20.8% (5th highest)