The key to a man's heart is through his stomach, The key to a woman's heart..well I have no idea, but eventually candy fits in there, and if your special someone lives out of state check out which candy is most popular...

Nothing says " I love you" more than a handful of sugar and calories! According to the National Retail Federation annual holiday survey, more and more people are giving candy as a gift than any other Valentine's Day item. It's estimated that more than half of U.S. consumers will spend $1.8 billion on candy.

USAToday.com shared CandyStore.com's compiled list of the most popular holiday candies from each state. The data was found by using sales from its online bulk candy store and industry partners. Of course I went right to New York...and I was surprised by the 3rd answer!

New York

  • Heart-shaped box of chocolates
  • Conversation hearts
  • Cinnamon bears

Cinnamon Bears? Really? Who is getting those, and please send me some to try. Some other states close to us had the following:

Pennsylvania

  • M&M's
  • Heart-shaped box of chocolates
  • Conversation hearts

Ohio

  • Heart-shaped box of chocolates
  • Conversation hearts
  • Wild Berry Skittles

New Hampshire

  • Heart-shaped box of chocolates
  • Conversation hearts
  • Chocolate hearts

New Jersey

  • Conversation hearts
  • M&M's
  • Heart-shaped box of chocolates

Conversation hearts seem to be the big winner and the safe bet if you're shopping for someone out of state. Check out the other states here! 

Happy Valentine's Day!