It’s the time of the year when holiday sweets surround us — and maybe our waistlines expand an inch.
Just in time for last-minute stocking stuffers, a CandyStore.com survey of more than 50,000 customers nationwide says what the most popular holiday candies are by state.
So what are the favorite candies of Missourians and Kansans?
In Missouri, the top three candies are Starburst, Skittles and Hershey Kisses.
Kansans prefer peppermint bark, M&Ms and Candy Canes.
On the flip side, the company also did a survey of the worst-ranked holiday candy nationwide. Agree with the results?
1. Christmas Nougat
2. Reindeer Corn
This year, the National Confectionery Association estimates that holiday candy sales will be $1.93 billion, up 2 percent from last year. And the National Retail Federation predicts the average consumer will spend $110 on holiday candy and food.