States Spending the Most on Sweets

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30. Wyoming
> Candy and chocolate shops: 2.9 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Salt Water Taffy, Dubble Bubble Gum
> Sugar industry economic output: $30.0 million (the lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 20.1% (9th highest)

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29. Idaho
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Candy Corn, Starburst, Snickers
> Sugar industry economic output: $100.0 million (12th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 21.4% (3rd highest)

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28. North Carolina
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: M&M’s, Reese’s Cups, Snickers
> Sugar industry economic output: $518.0 million (21st highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.5% (22nd lowest)

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27. Oklahoma
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Dubble Bubble Gum, Snickers, Skittles
> Sugar industry economic output: $129.0 million (13th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 20.4% (8th highest)

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26. Iowa
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Candy Corn, M&M’s, Reese’s Cups
> Sugar industry economic output: $417.0 million (24th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 19.3% (18th highest)