recently ranked the most-loved flavors in each state and the most popular flavors based on "sales data from the last 10 years and SurveyMonkey and Facebook polls of over 12,000 candy customers and followers". The results indicated that the number one Jelly Bean flavor nation-wide is Buttered Popcorn...Buttered Popcorn!? Gross. I don't see why we have to make candy taste like butter, but to each their own. Now, let's look specifically at our beloved state.

Source: 9+ years online candy sales data from
Jelly Beans come in a variety of flavors from black licorice and pomegranate to chocolate! Despite there being various flavors to chose from, Iowans like one flavor over all of the others.

The top three flavors for Iowa were as follows:

  1. Cherry
  2. Buttered Popcorn
  3. Grape

Here's what the article had to say about Iowa's love for cherry Jelly Beans:

Iowa is corn country, but oddly enough buttered popcorn isn’t this state’s favorite jelly bean flavor—cherry is! The people of Iowa have spoken and its their love of red cherry jelly beans that they’ve shouted from the rooftops."-

Despite Iowa's strong ties to corn, it looks like Iowans decided to switch things up when it comes to candy flavors. What's your favorite Jelly Bean flavor? And please don't say buttered popcorn or black licorice...