Michigan’s ‘Favorite Christmas Candy’ Is A Mystery To Most Residents
The web site Candy Store has listed the favorite candy for every state in the union. And Michigan's is pretty confounding.
Christmas is NOTHING without candy. And I mean that with all due respect to Jesus. Happy Birthday, bro.
According to a new study, we'll spend a total of $1.93 BILLION on Christmas candy this year. And people in every state will spend their share differently. The study found the most popular Christmas candy in every state, and Michigan's is quite simply something I've never heard of before. . .REINDEER CORN.
What? Come again.
You heard me. REINDEER CORN.
Michigan is part of the Corn Belt, and it loves the corn. The football team color is “Maize”. Their quarterback’s name is O’Korn. Candy corn is their #1 Halloween candy. They even genetically modified their sweet corn to increase the sugar content from 9% to 35%. They just LOVE the corn. No surprise, Michigan’s favorite candy during the holiday season: Reindeer Corn.
Is any of this stuff true? (Okay, the O'Korn thing is, but we really don't want to talk about that after that last pick in the Ohio State game).
This finding left me and several of my listeners confused. One woman called in and said the only time she's seen REINDEER CORN is when farmers leave old corn stalks by the roadside and label it that as a deer bait.
A quick Google search shows Reindeer Corn is simply Candy Corn leftover from Halloween, repainted Christmas colors and thrown back out into the marketplace.
Sorry, Candy Store, I don't know a soul who's put that mess out for a treat at Christmas. I'm not saying it doesn't exist, because clearly it does, but I've lived in Michigan a long time, and it's never been on my radar.
And clearly not enough Michiganders shop at your site to give you an accurate take on us.
So it's up to you to tell me -- what is Michigan's REAL favorite Christmas Candy?
Red and green M&M's are the top candy in eight states. Christmas Pez dispensers and candy also took eight states. (Because nothing says Christmas than a block of pure sugar shooting out of Santa's mouth!)
Candy canes won seven states, and peppermint bark won four states. Now Peppermint Bark is something I can get behind! My Mom's kicked butt.
And bravo to North Dakota. They're the only state that decided the best way to celebrate Christmas is to bite the heads off of chocolate Santas.