It seems like we just got done wrapping presents and getting things finalized for the stockings. Now, we are knee-deep in February, and Valentine's Day is coming up fast. Where did the time go? If you have not got the plan set for Valentine's Day, you still have a few days. Let's start with candy. Where do we even start? Candystore.com is a great website that looks at each state, and what residents like when it comes to candy. We used them to look at Halloween candy trends a few months back, and now we will see what the top Valentine's Day candy is for our area.

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Montana

The Treasure State is pretty traditional when it comes to candy. For 2024, our friends to the west favored chocolate hearts. Conversation Hearts came in second, and Hershey Kisses came in third.

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Valentine's Day Candy

Minnesota

Surprisingly, lutefisk didn't make this year's list.  For 2024, our friends to the east favored M&M's. A heart-shaped box of chocolates was placed second., followed by conversation hearts in that order.

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South Dakota

Our friends in the Mt. Rushmore state love the Conversation hearts. Hershey Kisses came in second, and the heart-shaped box of chocolates came in third.

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North Dakota

Finally, we look at North Dakota. We are pretty traditional too. For 2024, we favor M&M's for the Valentine's Day sweet tooth. Conversation hearts came in second, and the heart-shaped box of chocolates came in third.

Some honorable mentions for some additional suggestions include candy necklaces (Alamaba), Cupid Corn (Michigan & Nebraska), and chocolate roses (Wyoming).

 Here are a few Valentine's Day quick facts.

  • $25.Billion: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2024 ($185.81 per person celebrating).
  • 2X: On average, men will spend almost twice as much as women for Valentine’s Day 2024.
  • $11.3 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($6.4B) and a special evening out ($4.9B).
  • 17%: Share of marriages that begin online.
  • 33%: Overall online dating activity increased across the US between February 1 and February 14.
  • $23.8 Billion: Projected global dating services market size by 2032.

You can see all the quick facts here.

Whatever you do for Valentine's Day, be sure to include some sweets for your sweetheart.

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