Hoosiers' favorite Christmas candy isn't very Christmasy at all

But our second favorite candy is!
Hoosiers' favorite Christmas candy isn't very Christmasy at all
Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 17:39:48-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- ‘Tis the season for cocoa and mittens and, well, it’s always the season for candy.

So which candy do Hoosiers enjoy the most when they’re snuggled up in front of the fireplace? You might be surprised. surveyed more than 50,000 customers to determine which Christmas candy is the favorite in each state.

The site found the three candies most purchased by those living in Indiana during the Christmas holiday are Snickers, Candy Canes and Starburst.

We’re going to assume they mean Snickers Christmas Trees.

Here’s what had to say about Hoosier’s holiday candy choices:

Indiana has a lot going for it. Indy 500, Notre Dame football, Indiana Hoosier Basketball, Stranger Things, The Upside Down. Ok, Indiana had a lot going for it in the 1980s. But glory once crowned this marvelous Midwest state! If you snickered there, then I achieved context. Snickers are number one here during the holidays, candy canes and Starburst follow.

The National Confectionary Association estimates that Americans will spend about $1.93 billion on holiday candy this year, about 2 percent more than last year.


Christmas Candy Quick Facts from

  • 1.76 Billion candy canes are produced every year for the holiday season.
  • Approximately 150 million chocolate Santas are produced annually.
  • The largest candy cane in the world was made in Switzerland. It was 51 feet long.
  • December 26th is National Candy Cane Day.
  • Canada spent $362M (USD) in Dec 2014 on candy, confectionary & snack foods.
  • 59% of holiday sales are expected to be online.

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