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The Favorite Snacks of Each State Have Been Revealed — Can You Guess Yours?

Everyone has a favorite snack they grab when a craving strikes. Many of us made sure to stock up on them before going into lockdown — because the simple act of eating a familiar treat can be so comforting.

I personally like to have piles of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos in the kitchen to satisfy my snacking needs. Crunching on the spicy (and budget-friendly: $4.48 for a pack of 10, Amazon) bites always hits the spot.

But everyone is different, of course. The team at Zippia, a career research and job searching company (remember office snacks?), proved that by revealing collective noshing habits found across the country.

Take a look to see if you agree with they uncovered as your state’s favorite snack:

  • Alaska: Ruffles Chips
  • Arizona: Granola bars
  • Arkansas: Doritos
  • California: Cheetos
  • Colorado: Cosmic Brownies
  • Connecticut: Oreos
  • Delaware: Fritos
  • Florida: Mini doughnuts
  • Georgia: Lay’s Chips
  • Hawaii: Oreos
  • Idaho: Cliff Bars
  • Illinois: Skinny Pop
  • Indiana: Pringles
  • Iowa: Pringles
  • Kansas: Nutter Butter
  • Kentucky: Fritos
  • Louisiana: PayDay
  • Maine: Ritz Crackers
  • Maryland: Oreos
  • Massachussetts: Crunch Bar
  • Michigan: Sour Patch Kids
  • Minnesota: Snickers
  • Mississippi: Twinkie
  • Missouri: Grandma’s Cookies
  • Montana: Rice Krispy Treats
  • Nebraska: Fritos
  • Nevada: Kit Kat
  • New Hampshire: Almond Joy
  • New Jersey: Oreos
  • New Mexico: Beef jerky
  • New York: Chips Ahoy
  • North Carolina: Starburst
  • North Dakota: Sunflower seeds
  • Ohio: Starburst
  • Oklahoma: Sour Patch Kids
  • Oregon: Kettle Chips
  • Pennsylvania: Hershey’s
  • Rhode Island: Ritz Crackers
  • South Carolina: Salt and vinegar chips
  • South Dakota: Milky Way
  • Tennessee: Baby Ruth
  • Texas: Funyuns
  • Utah: 3 Musketeers
  • Vermont: Muffins
  • Virginia: Oreos
  • Washington: Cheez Its
  • West Virginia: Lay’s Chips
  • Wisconsin: Twix
  • Wyoming: Sunflower seeds

Zippia used Google Trends to compile their information — and there are some pretty surprising discoveries. If you skimmed through all 50 states, you might have picked up on Oreos being a frequent fave. The cookies pop up as the most-picked snack in five different states!

And as a fan of more savory treats, I’m a little disappointed to discover more than half the country (29 states) seems to prefer their snacks on the sweeter side. That’s not as surprising as Alaskans choosing granola bars and folks from Vermont reaching for muffins as their favorite, though. OK, so they might be healthier ways to quell hunger pangs, and we know it’s important not to over-indulge in salty or sugary options, but still… muffins?

Plus, the fact that confectionary staples like Butterfingers and M&M’s weren’t the picks in any state is honestly mind-blowing. It would be interesting to see how these stats change when holidays like Christmas and Halloween roll around, too.

Do you find yourself reaching for the same favorite snack shown for your state? Or did your preferred nibble not even make the list? Either way, there’s no denying we all clearly love digging into a quick bite!

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