We’re in what is probably the most indulgent time of the year in terms of food and drink. Thanksgiving weekend is over, which is four straight days of eating, and now we’re in the Holiday party season.

Then of course, there’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve, which both lend themselves to stuffing our faces further.

All this to say, snacking is top of mind this time of year, but do your snacking habits align with the most popular choices in the Garden State?

Wisevoter took a look at Americans’ snacking habits to see what treats were the favorite in each state.

The results were determined after using Google trends to figure out which snacks were searched the most.

New Jersey’s most searched snack?

Photo by Amit Lahav on Unsplash
Photo by Amit Lahav on Unsplash


This isn’t too surprising considering the Mars Factory, which is the creator of M&Ms is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

What is a little surprising is M&Ms are the only sweet snack that’s in our top five most searched snacks, the rest are all salty.

Photo by Behnam Norouzi on Unsplash
Photo by Behnam Norouzi on Unsplash

New Jersey’s top five most searched snacks according to Google trends are:

  1. M&Ms

  2. Doritos

  3. Cheetos

  4. Tostitos

  5. Kettle brand potato chips

Take a look at Wisevoter’s map of each state’s favorite snacks:


In my opinion, that’s an overwhelming amount of states that favor Doritos: 23 states total.

We’re in good company with the other nearby states that also share our love of M&Ms. New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania also ranked them as number one, to name a few.

Our neighbor to the south, Delaware, went with a salty favorite: Kettle potato chips. They were the only state to have that as their number one.

Enjoy your M&Ms, New Jersey, and happy snacking!

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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One of the Top 50 Candy stores in the US is right here in Jersey

Black River Candy Shoppe in Chester New Jersey was selected in Food Network Magazine's “America’s 50 Best Candy Stores” a couple of years back and the story went viral online earlier this year.

I decided to take a trip down there for myself to see what they had to offer. Right, when you walk in you feel like you are Charlie about to take over the chocolate factory. Black River Candy Shoppe is a cute little candy shop offering hundreds of different types of candy.

They have old-school childhood candy as well as an incredible selection of newer candy varieties. Candy is displayed in old whiskey barrels, and a lot of their candy is sold in bulk by the pound. It is located in downtown Chester right off of Main Street. Check out the photos from my recent visit:

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