Millions of Easter Eggs are going to be hidden all over yards and in houses over the next few days.  What's inside of those eggs really isn't a mystery though because every state seems to have a favorite Easter candy.  FYI - you can tell that everyone in the midwest has some similar traits because Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois all have the same #1 pick!

Chocolate Easter Bunny in a Basket
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The #1 Favorite Easter Candy in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois is...

A lot of parents are putting Easter baskets together right now and chances are that parents are picking their favorites out for their kids because, well, we want to eat our kids' candy.  #TrueStory   So, if you had to pick just one candy off the shelf at HyVee or Walmart as your favorite, which one would you grab first?

According to Taste of Home, the #1 candy that we are buying at stores right now is pretty divided across our country and there are 4 main winners.  OK, actually 3.  Massachusetts and Vermont decided to do their own thing and pick a candy that no one else in the United States wants to eat - the Cadbury Chocolate Mini Eggs.

And the winners of the rest of the U.S. go to...

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Photo by Meghan Rodgers on Unsplash
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  • Cadbury Easter Creme Egg - most of the Western states as well as some of the Southern states too.  We've got a few stragglers that decided to jump in on this Cadbury party from the East coast too.
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Photo by Amit Lahav on Unsplash
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  • Starburst Easter Jelly Beans - 5 states decided that they hate chocolate and picked jelly beans.
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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
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  • Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs - Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and the rest of the U.S knows that the peanut butter chocolate combo is da bomb!
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Top 10 Favorite Easter Candies in America

In the last 2 weeks, Instacart has been watching and tracking our candy purchases and has figured out what our top 10 favorites are this time of the year.  The top picks seem to be in line with the map above but there are a few other candies that are some shockers, like the #9 favorite - Peeps.

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10 Restaurants in Rochester Serving a Brunch on Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday! This is one of the biggest days for families to go to church to celebrate the holiday and then head to a local restaurant for an amazing brunch. If you are on the hunt for a brunch, you are in luck! Below are some of the best East Sunday brunches in the Rochester, Minnesota area that will be serving delicious food.