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The Most Popular Junk Food By State

From a glazed donut with our coffee in the morning to a candy bar in the afternoon, and a slice of pie after dinner, we certainly love our sweets! America’s fascination with junk food goes beyond just grabbing something quick to eat on the run.

A recent survey conducted by used packing equipment seller, Bid-On-Equipment, revealed that 49% of us reach for a sweet snack for its taste, while 87% of those surveyed saying they get a craving for junk food multiple times a day.

So what is the go-to snack when the cravings kick in?

Donuts and pies top the list – and why wouldn’t they!

Analyzing Google search data, the folks behind the survey figured out what the most popular junk food is by state:

State Junk Food
Alabama Sweet Potato Pies
Alaska Russian Tea Cakes
Arizona Doughnuts
Arkansas Small Cake
California Doughnuts
Colorado Doughnuts
Connecticut Crazy Doughnuts
Delaware Smith Island Cake
D.C. Doughnuts
Florida Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Georgia Sweet Potato Pies
Hawaii Pumpkin Crunch
Idaho Apple Crumble
Illinois Doughnuts
Indiana Doughnuts
Iowa Apple Crumble
Kansas Small Cake
Kentucky Oreo Balls
Louisiana King Cake
Maine Whoopie Pies
Maryland Smith Island Cake
Massachusetts Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Michigan Apple Crumble
Minnesota Apple Crumble
Mississippi Sweet Potato Pies
Missouri Sweet Pies
Montana Chicken Pot Pies
Nebraska Cheeseburger
Nevada Doughnuts
New Hampshire Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
New Jersey Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
New Mexico Chantilly Cake
New York Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
North Carolina Sweet Potato Pies
North Dakota Apple Crumble
Ohio Cassata Cake
Oklahoma Doughnuts
Oregon Tillamook Ice Cream
Pennsylvania Maple Doughnut
Rhode Island Honey Dew Doughnuts
South Carolina Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
South Dakota Apple Crumble
Tennessee Goo Goo Clusters
Texas Doughnuts
Utah Doughnuts
Vermont Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Virginia Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Washington Doughnuts
West Virginia Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Wisconsin Apple Crumble
Wyoming Cake Mix Cookies

So what do you think? Does your state’s most popular junk food match up with your favorite snack? If not, have no fear, we’ve got plenty of snack foods for you to choose from and you don’t have to leave your home state to get them!

Jelly Belly Official Jelly Bean Flavors and Other Fun Facts

It’s no secret that Jelly Belly jelly beans are the most well-known and most popular jelly beans – not just here in the United States but their beans are available in over 70 countries around the world!

Assorted Bulk Jelly Beans | BlairCandy.com

While you may think that jelly beans are only popular around Easter time you’re incorrect. These sweet treats are popular year-round and make for a great snack or afternoon pick-me-up. They’re easy to eat, won’t melt like chocolate, and with so many different flavors each bean leads you on a taste adventure.

Speaking of flavors…. While Jelly Belly makes more than 100 different flavors of jelly beans there are 50 official flavors of this favorite candy bean and here they are:

  1. Blueberry
  2. Berry Blue
  3. Bubble Gum
  4. Buttered Popcorn
  5. Cantaloupe
  6. Cappuccino
  7. Caramel Corn
  8. Chocolate Pudding
  9. Chili Mango
  10. Cinnamon
  11. Coconut
  12. Cotton Candy
  13. A&W Cream Soda
  14. Crushed Pineapple
  15. Dr Pepper
  16. Pomegranate
  17. Green Apple
  18. Island Punch
  19. Juicy Pear
  20. Kiwi
  21. Sunkist Lemon
  22. Lemon Lime
  23. Licorice
  24. Margarita
  25. Sunkist® Orange
  26. Peach
  27. Orange Sherbet
  28. Piña Colada
  29. Sunkist Pink Grapefruit
  30. Mango
  31. Raspberry
  32. Red Apple
  33. Strawberry Jam
  34. A&W Root Beer
  35. Sizzling Cinnamon
  36. Strawberry Cheesecake
  37. Sunkist Tangerine
  38. Sunkist Lime
  39. Strawberry Daiquiri
  40. Toasted Marshmallow
  41. Top Banana
  42. Watermelon
  43. Tutti-Fruitti
  44. Plum
  45. Very Cherry
  46. French Vanilla
  47. Mixed Berry Smoothie
  48. Wild Blackberry
  49. Lemon Drop
  50. Sour Cherry

For the jelly bean aficionados out there, here are some other fun facts:

  • It takes 7 to 14 days to make ONE Jelly Belly jelly bean!
  • Jelly Belly beans are flavored in the centers and the shells – there are no flavors in the center of the bean.
  • If you’re counting calories, there are only 4 per bean.
  • Jelly Belly jelly beans are fat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, and OU-Kosher.

Assorted Jelly Beans in Bulk | BlairCandy.com

If we’ve got your mouth watering for some jelly beans, have no fear, there are plenty available! Jelly Belly whips out a whopping 1,250,000 beans per hour; 300,000 pounds per day. 1,680 beans per second.

Bulk Penny Candy Brings the Power to Make You Popular at Work

While we don’t typically advocate buying people things to make them like you more, in the workplace a well-placed candy dish can hold unspeakable power. It looks innocent enough sitting there, with a bounty of bulk penny candy nestled inside; an assortment of Tootsie Frooties and Rootbeer Barrels, perhaps?

Sure, Jawbreakers may have an intimidating name, but they aren’t really jaw breakers, they’re just a long-lasting candy favorite!

So how can bulk penny candy – the most wholesome, timeless of all candy ever – work its magic to win other people’s favor?

Simple just by being itself.

We often hear that the great things in life are achieved by being in the right place at the right time. That’s all fine and well, but it takes a lot of luck! That’s why it helps to take control of your destiny with bulk penny candy – to make the right place your desk. That way, no matter when the right time is, you’ll be there. Unless of course, you’re in the restroom or on lunch, but the odds are in your favor, let’s not break it down to the technicalities!

You may be wondering, “How exactly does bulk penny candy make my desk the right place and put the wonders of the world in the palm of my cubicle?” It relies on a simple truth – almost everyone loves candy. Your boss probably loves candy, as well as your boss’s boss. And the guy that actually knows how to fix the printer? Yeah, he loves candy, too. The lady that knows how to recover documents when you’ve accidentally deleted them? She loves candy. And where do candy-lovers like to go? They like to go where the candy is! And if you happen to ask ever-so-nicely for their help when they stop by for a few Butterscotch Candy Buttons, it just looks as though the universe landed them in your lap when you needed them most.

Funny how the universe works that way sometimes, isn’t it?

They may have ignored your email asking for help, or failed to answer the phone, but you can save yourself the hassle of appearing to be a needy coworker by simply asking for a few minutes and a favor when they stop by. And how can they say no?

They came to you!

You’re the Candy Queen or King! Everyone loves you! You make every day a little bit sweeter with your Goetze’s Caramel Creams and Jolly Ranchers.

Our plan may seem a tiny bit shady, but in fast-paced office environments, it can be downright tricky to get the help you need in a timely fashion. If bulk penny candy can make your day easier, why not let it work its wonders? And let us not forget the many other benefits of being the person people come to for a tiny treat. It can help you get to know your coworkers, allow for little conversations that break up busy days and help you keep up with company goings-on and gossip, and quite simply help you play a part in making someone’s day a little bit better.

All the other perks aside, those are some pretty great benefits, especially if they only cost a few pennies and bring something priceless – friendship.

Don’t Spend A Fortune On Halloween Candy. We Have Cheap Halloween Candy!

Handing out tasty Halloween candy to trick or treaters is so much fun, but if you’re cash-conscious this year, we know you don’t want to spend a fortune. Yet, you also want to make sure you have enough Halloween Candy on hand to delight all the costumed kids who show up on your doorstep. So don’t be terrified that you’ll break your budget or need to scrimp on the candy this Halloween just check out our cheap Halloween candy options!

Cheap Halloween Candy #1: Tootsie Pop Lollipops
Tootsie Pop Lollipops are a Halloween candy staple! Each of our Tootsie Pop Lollipop boxes includes 100 Tootsie Pops and are usually around $20 per box, so you’re saving quite a bit of money by purchasing in bulk. You may even want to create Halloween candy treat bags to ensure each little ghoul and goblin gets his or her fair share of candy.

Cheap Halloween Candy #2: Smoothie Candy Bar
The usual chocolate bars Reese’s, Snickers, Milky Way, and the like, are of course delicious, but they won’t set your Halloween candy options apart from your neighbors, or be light on the wallet. Instead, go for the Smoothie Candy Bar peanut butter cups with a butterscotch coating on the outside! There are 24 two-cup bars per box, and with a 24 count box usually costing well under $30, you’re getting a great deal on one delicious Halloween candy treat.

Cheap Halloween Candy #3: Tootsie Frooties
Creating Halloween candy bags for the pretty Princesses and frightful Frankensteins who show up at your door? Fill the bottom of the bag with the always classically delicious Tootsie Frooties! With each 360 count bag costing well under $10, you can afford to tuck quite a few tasty Tootsie Frooties in that Halloween candy bag.

Cheap Halloween Candy #4: Zotz Candy
Don’t let your candy selection “fizzle out!”  Put a little Zotz in your trick-or-treater’s bags with Zotz fizzy candy.  This classic treat is loved by all and comes in several different flavors.   Plus, with a 100 count bag being under $10, your wallet will enjoy this cheap Halloween candy, too!

5 Delicious Ways To Sweeten Up Your Candy Buffet Candy

Our team here at Blair Candy thinks there’s no better way to sweeten up a party, shower, or wedding than by having a buffet, filled with tons of delicious Candy Buffet Candy!

You know us as your candy headquarters, as we’re always on the lookout for delightful goodies to add to our candy collection while keeping prices as low as possible. Yet, we also know a thing or two about creating a candy buffet worthy of a first-place trophy, so follow our advice on how to sweeten up your candy buffet!

Decide on a color scheme – even if it’s multi. With so many yummy candies on our huge candy warehouse shelves, it can be pretty hard to decide on which will be part of your candy buffet. Start off by deciding on a color scheme, and choose Candy By Color that fits into the color scheme. If you prefer a Multicolored Candy, well, we’ve got that too!

Decorate your candy buffet. Sure, the candy will take center stage, but add some flair to your buffet by covering the buffet table with a fun tablecloth, hanging up a banner behind the table, and sprinkling glitter throughout the table.

Choose unique candy containers. You don’t have to spend a fortune on glass jars to house your candy. – Think unique, such as using glass mason jars, martini, and wine glasses, and glass bowls to house your candy buffet candy.

Dessert and candy are a perfect pair. Don’t limit yourself to only candy! Set out creative cupcakes and treats throughout the candy buffet. This way, you’re expanding the function of your buffet and using your space efficiently.

Candy centerpieces sweeten up dinner guests. So many centerpieces go unclaimed and unappreciated, so instead incorporate candy into your centerpiece! Choose a popular candy from your candy buffet, and spoon some into a pretty vase or container. Decorate it with a ribbon and faux flowers, and pick a “centerpiece winner” from each table.

Find Out Which Tootsie Pop Candy Flavor Reflects Your Personality!

Tootsie Pop candy lollipops are our staff favorites here at BlairCandy.com! A few of our staff members even took the Tootsie Pop Challenge to see how many licks it takes to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop, and we urge you to try, too! We noticed that some of our staff only chose certain Tootsie Pop flavors, and it made us wonder if there’s a Tootsie Pop candy flavor for every personality.

We think so, and we hope you’ll take our quiz to find out what flavor you are.

QUESTION 1. You adore candy, but you also can’t pass up dessert. The dessert choice that most makes your mouth water is:

A. Banana Cream Pie
B. Cherry Pie
C. Chocolate mousse
D. Blueberry pie, with raspberries on top


QUESTION 2. When visiting an amusement park, you tend to:

A. Be adventurous and try to ride every roller coaster in the park.
B. Stick to the old favorites: wooden roller coasters, bumper cars, and the swings.
C. Look for the amusement park’s chocolate and penny candy store.
D. You enjoy a mix of rides and games, from the Ferris wheel to the arcade.


QUESTION 3. You step out of your house wearing an outfit similar to:

A. The latest trends shown in your favorite fashion magazines.
B. The old staple: jeans and a t-shirt. How can you go wrong with that?
C. An outfit exuding comfort and style, you’re all about sticking to what you know, but wearing it an attractive fashion.
D. A bit of all your favorite styles, blending it all together into one great style.


Now let’s see how you did!

  • Mostly A’s: Wild Berry of course.  Why?  Because you love to have fun, try new things, and get such a rush out of life!
  • Mostly B’s: You’re a Cherry Tootsie Pop. Cherry is one of the traditional Tootsie Pop candy flavors, just like you – you value tradition, but aren’t afraid to freshen up the flavor over the years!
  • Mostly C’s: Chocolate is your Tootsie Pop candy flavor! Chocolate signals that you love to be yourself, but you’re also about indulging and showing off that delicious personality of yours!
  • Mostly D’s: Blue Raspberry is the Tootsie Pop candy flavor for you! Blue raspberry is one creative concoction of two of our favorite flavors, making your personality quite a mix! People never know exactly what you’re thinking, and you intend to keep it that way!
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