The Most Popular Junk Food Snacks in the United States

Potato chips, ice cream, candy bars, and cookies; Americans love their junk food. According to DoSomething.Org, Americans eat 31% more prepackaged food than fresh. That's a lot of Oreos, crunchy Doritos, and crispy pretzels! But which snack is America's favorite? Using Google Trends, Zippia, the Career Expert, was able to pinpoint the most popular junk food snacks in each state. Which sweet treats tantalize your taste buds? Is it milk chocolate bars or nacho cheese tortilla chips?

Popular Junk Food Snacks in the USA

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When it comes to a delicious snack for your sweet tooth, Oreo cookies are the clear winner. It looks like America loves their sweet snacks because popular snacks include Milky Way bars, Chips Ahoy, Snickers, Twix, Kit Kats, Starburst, Almond, Joy, and Sour Patch Kids. As for salty snacks, Kettle Chips, Pringles, Funyuns, Lays Chips, Ruffles, Ritz Crackers, Cheetos, and Cheez-its all made the list. Snack foods that didn't make the cut include Chex Mix, Reese's, Trail mix, and Hostess snack cakes. How can you say no to comfort food favorites like those?

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Does your favorite snack line up with your state?

Each States' Favorite Junk Food

  • Alabama - Ruffles
  • Alaska - Granola bars
  • Arizona - Cheez Its
  • Arkansas - Doritos
  • California - Cheetos
  • Colorado - Cosmic Brownies
  • Connecticut - Oreos
  • Delaware - Fritos
  • Florida - Mini Doughnuts
  • Georgia - Lays chips
  • Hawaii - Oreo
  • Idaho - Cliff Bars
  • Illinois - Skinny Pop
  • Indiana - Pringles
  • Iowa - Pringles
  • Kansas - Nutter Butter
  • Kentucky - Fritos
  • Louisiana - PayDay
  • Maine - Ritz Crackers
  • Maryland - Oreos
  • Massachusetts - 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 - Oreo
  • 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 - Lays
  • Wisconsin - Twix
  • Wyoming - Sunflower seeds

Whether you like chewy gummy bears or chocolate chip cookies, next time you feel like snacking take a look at the map and head to the grocery store.

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