Survey reveals most popular Valentine’s Day candy by state

It’s no secret that people spend big bucks for gifts on Valentine’s Day. Flowers, perfume, jewelry, romantic getaways, and, of course, candy. It’s projected that Americans will spend about $1.8 billion on the sweet stuff in the weeks leading up to the holiday of love. But if you’re not sure what kind of sugar to buy your sweetie, a glance at this state-by-state map of favorite candies might give you some inspiration. CandyStore.com analyzed 10 years of online bulk candy sales from January 1 through February 14 every year to revel the trends. And it looks like there’s a new candy king in town. Conversation hearts are favored by more people than the traditional heart-shaped box of chocolates. Other lovable favorites like Hershey Kisses and chocolate hearts also made the list. So which candy does your state prefer? Does it sync with your own favorites? When it comes to Valentine’s Day…

Chocolate’s shining on-screen moments

If you’re hoping to receive a sweet treat today, you’re not alone. Candy is the most wanted Valentine’s Day gift with a full 94% of Americans hoping to receive chocolate for Valentine’s Day—more than any other gift. And more than 40% of people say a heart-shaped box makes the gift even sweeter, according to a survey conducted by the National Confectioners Association. “Candy plays an important role in helping people celebrate special occasions like Valentine’s Day,” John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association is quoted saying on the NCA website. More than 40 million heart-shaped chocolate boxes were sold for Valentine’s Day. Caramel-flavored chocolates topping the list. Chocolate-covered nuts are a close second. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, but what would this holiday be without chocolate? Because we can all seemingly agree that chocolate is the best part of the day (any day, really),…