What's your state's favorite Christmas candy? Here's what Californians picked

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What candy do you hope to find tucked in your stocking on Christmas morning? Candy canes? Santa-shaped chocolates? A plastic candy cane filled with M&M's, Hershey's Kisses or Reese's Peanut Butter cups?

Like it does at Halloween, CandyStore.com surveyed customers, major candy manufacturers and distributors to find the most popular Christmas candy in every state.

What did Californians pick this year?

Peppermint bark was the most popular choice, followed by Hershey's Kisses and Reese's Cup Minis. California was one of 14 states to pick peppermint bark as its favorite candy.

People love peppermint bark so much that National Today says Dec. 1 has been declared National Peppermint Bark Day.

Source: CandyStore.com.

What's the worst Christmas candy?

Christmas nougat, the chewy, mint-flavored candy, was the best of the worst, according to CandyStore.com's survey of more than 11,000 customers. Chocolate-covered cherry cordials and reindeer corn rounded out the top three.

The worst Christmas candies according to CandyStore.com.
The worst Christmas candies according to CandyStore.com.

Christmas candy quick facts from CandyStore.com

  • 93% of people gift chocolate and candy for the winter holidays

  • 1.76 billion candy canes are produced every year

  • 72% of people eat a candy cane starting on the straight end, the rest start on the curved end

  • About 150 million chocolate Santas are produced annually.

  • Dec. 26 is National Candy Cane Day.

This article originally appeared on The Record: What's your state's favorite Christmas candy?