States Spending the Most on Sweets

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15. Ohio
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.4 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: M&M’s, Blow Pops, Starburst
> Sugar industry economic output: $2000.0 million (4th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.4% (20th lowest)

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14. Alaska
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.5 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Twix, Blow Pops, Milky Way
> Sugar industry economic output: $91.0 million (10th lowest)
> Population under 14 years: 21.1% (4th highest)

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13. Illinois
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.5 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Kit Kat, Sour Patch Kids, Snickers
> Sugar industry economic output: $6000.0 million (the highest)
> Population under 14 years: 18.7% (25th highest)

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12. Minnesota
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Tootsie Pops, Skittles, Candy Corn
> Sugar industry economic output: $644.0 million (19th highest)
> Population under 14 years: 19.4% (17th highest)

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11. Louisiana
> Candy and chocolate shops: 3.7 per 100,000 people
> Most popular candies: Lemonheads, Reese’s Cups, Blow Pops
> Sugar industry economic output: $487.0 million (22nd highest)
> Population under 14 years: 19.7% (12th highest)