States Spending the Most on Sweets

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25. Massachusetts
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.0 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Sour Patch Kids, Butterfinger, Dubble Bubble Gum
> Sugar industry economic output: $1000.0 million (8th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 16.3% (5th lowest)

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24. Montana
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.2 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Dubble Bubble Gum, Twix, M&M’s
> Sugar industry economic output: $71.0 million (7th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.2% (17th lowest)

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23. Colorado
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.2 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Twix, Milky Way, Hershey Kisses
> Sugar industry economic output: $802.0 million (17th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.7% (24th highest)

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22. New York
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.3 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Sour Patch Kids, Candy Corn, Hot Tamales
> Sugar industry economic output: $2000.0 million (4th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 17.3% (10th lowest)

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21. Pennsylvania
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.3 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Skittles, M&M’s, Candy Corn
> Sugar industry economic output: $6000.0 million (the highest)
> Population under 14 years: 17.1% (9th lowest)