Top 12 Chocolate Bar-Loving States

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Few delicacies are as universally loved across America as the humble treat that’s harvested from the cocoa bean, especially in states like Kansas that have a unique connection to the sweet treat.  

Between Kansas City based chocolatier Russell Stover and a number of other, more locally centered outlets, the Sunflower State has as deep a connection with chocolate as any in America.  

World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7. BetKansas.com, your go-to source for Kansas sports betting, decided to honor the day by seeing what states have the most chocolate lovers, and what chocolate bars are favorites among Kansas locals.  

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Top Chocolate Bar-Loving States

Rank 

State 

Search Interest Score 

Hawaii 

100 

Alaska 

91 

Vermont 

90 

Utah 

85 

Washington 

84

Maine 

83 

Pennsylvania 

82 

Idaho 

80 

Wisconsin 

79 

10 

New Hampshire 

78 

11 

Montana 

77 

12 

Kansas 

76 

Of the 50 states (and Washington D.C.) that make up the U.S., Kansas’ search interest score of 76 ranked as the 12th highest total overall, just behind No. 11 Montana (77 search interest score) and No. 10 New Hampshire (78 search interest score).  

Nationally, states like Hawaii (100 search interest score), Alaska (91 search interest score), Vermont (90 search interest score), Utah (85 search interest score) and Maine (83 search interest score) were the leaders in chocolate interest.  

Throw in Pennsylvania (82 search interest score), Idaho (80 search interest score), Wisconsin (79 search interest score) and New Hampshire and you have the full picture of the top states in terms of online interest in the dessert staple.  

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Kansas’ Favorite Chocolate Bars

Rank 

Chocolate Bar 

Search Interest Score 

Snickers 

40 

Reese’s 

36 

KitKat 

Twix 

Butterfinger 

When it comes to specific chocolate options, Kansans appear to favor the humble Snickers bar, with the nougat and caramel chocolate bar being the top candy bar in the Sunflower State, with a search interest score of 40.  

Snickers eked out a win over Reese’s (36 search interest score) for the top spot in Kansas, while lesser-liked finalists included Kit-Kat bars (eight search interest score), Twix (five search interest score) and Butterfinger bars (three search interest score).  

Regardless of what their folly, Kansas residents have outsized interest in chocolate at large, with the Sunflower State punching above its weight class in the treat compared to their national brethren.  

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Author

Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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