North Carolina, are you ready for the holidays?

Ho ho ho! The holidays are among us. This means Christmas trees, yule logs, and of course Christmas candy! There is so much more to the holidays than candy, even though it may not seem like it. Candy is certainly part of the festivities as well. The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with baking, decorating, and fun crafts for kids. has updated its Christmas candy pieces for 2021. With over 11,00 customer responses, was able to create a new candy map featuring the most popular Christmas candy in each state. This map also includes the first and second runners-up.

So what did North Carolina get? Well, here in North Carolina we love our juicy Starbursts the most this holiday season. In 2020/2021 the second runner-up was Snickers and 3rd runner-up was Reindeer Corn. I actually had to look up what Reindeer corn was (because I never heard of that in my life) and it’s just candy corn with a different name. In South Carolina, the most popular Christmas candy is Milk Chocolate M&M’s. In second place for 2021 was Peppermint Bark and third place went to Pez.

You can check out the 2021 interactive candy map here.


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