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What’s the most popular Christmas candy in each state?

Halloween has come and gone, but with Christmas right around the corner, we’re still living in the season of sweets. This month of the year we’re more about chocolate Santas than Snickers and candy canes than candy corns, but preferences vary from state to state. Online retailer Candystore.com recently asked 30,000 of its customers to vote for their favorite Christmas candy in order to see how America’s sweet too varies state to state. And the results show that where you live definitely plays a part in your Christmas candy tastes and traditions. Source: CandyStore.com. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups gets love from 10 different states, but others are all about Christmas exclusive candies like peppermint bark and chocolate Santas. Eight states pick candy canes as their favorite Christmas candy. Six chose holiday-colored M&Ms, and five preferred red, green, and white “reindeer corn” — the holiday version of candy corn. PEZ was…

Kit Kats, Reese’s, Hershey’s get a glow in the dark makeover for Halloween 2018

No tricks here. This Halloween you have the option to hand out glow in the dark treats. Reese’s, Kit Kat, and Hershey’s have upped the fun factor for trick-or-treaters this year. Wrappers of the three iconic chocolates are getting a make-over for the holiday season. Snack-sized versions of the trio will now come in limited edition glow in the dark wrappers in 9.35-ounce packages (about $2.99 each). Hosts passing out the candy should switch out their porch light with a black light bulb to best view the boo-tiful candies. Placing small black lights in or around the bowl will also achieve the glow effect. Each brand is also launching new festive foils for their miniature size snacks. Reese’s will don ghost and skulls, Kit Kats will be dressed as ghosts, skeletons, and sheriffs, and Hershey’s Kisses will sport mini ghosts, spiders, and bats. Whether you’re handing out candy this year,…

The unhealthiest Halloween candies

Halloween may be mostly for kids, but the calorie count of the candy-centric holiday affects everyone. The American Heart Association says that an adult woman shouldn’t have more than 25 grams of sugar per day; for men, it’s 37.5 grams. Many of the most popular candies of the season pack a huge amount of this sugar in just one or two fun-sized servings. The worst part is that sometimes we snack on these small sizes without much thought. Here are a few of the worst offenders: Reese’s Minis Per 3 pieces: 108 calories, 6.4 grams fat (2.2 grams saturated), 9.9 grams sugar One serving, or 9 Reese’s minis, packs half of your maximum daily about of sugar and tons of fat into just a few small bites. Hershey’s Take 5 Per snack-sized candy bar: 100 calories, 5 grams fat (2.5 grams saturated), 9 grams sugar The ingredients sound simple enough — chocolate, pretzels, peanut butter,…

Hershey’s Builds Website Made Entirely of Chocolate

The biggest problem with the internet is that you can’t directly eat it. Hershey’s Brazil marketing executives recently sought to correct this digital shortcoming and designed a website that replaced real objects with chocolate ones that were then raffled off to fans across the country. Emojis and animals, a tornado, YouTube’s “play” button, a surfboard and even the Colosseum were all made out of solid chocolate — both milk and white. The promotion was created by agency Aktuellmix and was titled “#Eaternet.” After drooling over the page for a while, visitors were encouraged to go purchase a Hershey’s bar at their nearest store and then return to enter the code on the wrapper for a chance to win their favorite chocolatey piece of the site. Word spread throughout Brazil and the promotion was wildly successful. (Is giving away free chocolate ever not going to be a success?) Winners came from all corners of the country, so the…