States Spending the Most on Sweets

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35. Georgia
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Jolly Ranchers, Swedish Fish, Hershey Kisses
> Sugar industry economic output: $1000.0 million (8th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 19.9% (10th highest)

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34. Maryland
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Milky Way, Reese’s Cups, Hershey Kisses
> Sugar industry economic output: $565.0 million (20th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.4% (21st lowest)

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33. Kentucky
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.7 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Swedish Fish, Tootsie Pops, Reese’s Cups
> Sugar industry economic output: $354.0 million (24th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.9% (22nd highest)

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32. Virginia
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.8 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Hot Tamales, Snickers, Tootsie Pops
> Sugar industry economic output: $1000.0 million (8th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.3% (19th lowest)

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31. Rhode Island
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.8 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Candy Corn, Twix, M&M’s
> Sugar industry economic output: $60.0 million (6th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 16.0% (4th lowest)