Like it or not, Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I can't even tell you the last time I received some sort of gift on the holiday, but I CAN tell you that I very much enjoy buying the candy for 50% off the day after. According to Candy Store, an estimated $1.7 billion will be spent on Valentine's Day candy this year, making it one of the most popular gifts. The question is: which candy is the most popular?

Overall, the top Valentine's Day candy is Conversation Hearts, overthrowing the classic heart-shaped box of chocolates for the first time in several years. But here in the state of Iowa, neither of those candies take the top spot. The most popular candy is actually M&M's. Here's what Candy Store had to say about it:

"Iowa is the only state whose east and west borders are are 100% formed by water barriers – rivers, in this case. The Missouri River and the Mississippi. M&M. Obviously this is the reason why M&M’s are the state’s most popular Valentine’s Day candy. Conversation hearts came in second, followed by Ghirardelli chocolate."

What's your favorite Valentine's Day candy? Share yours in the comments below!

[Via Candy Store]