Getting down to the wire with picking up Valentine's Day gifts. But unlike most holidays, there's an expectation for any gift to be accompanied by sweet treats. Sometimes the gift itself is a sweet treat and that's acceptable depending on your relationship with the recipient. Getting everyone in the office candy is perfect. If it's for your sweetheart, it better be a fancy edible gift.

Someone searched Google stats to see which candy states are searching for in anticipation of the romantic holiday. Chocolate strawberries had 10 states going gaga. (Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.) 

8 states (Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wyoming) searched up M&M's. I associate those with Halloween because that's correct. Maaaaaybe Christmas when they're in the candy cane tube. But Valentine's Day? Miss me with that.

Getting a little more romantic, edible chocolate roses also topped searches in 8 states. (Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.) At least that's on theme. Chocolate and roses? Might as well combine the two!

5 states are feeling fancy googling chocolate truffles(Connecticut, Louisiana, Montana, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.) If I'm being honest, I don't know what the difference is between a regular chocolate and a chocolate truffle. I thought truffles were some sort of mushroom.

This only makes sense to me if your partner is getting a visit from Aunt Flo. 5 states (Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Utah) gravitate toward Dove Chocolate the most. Before you look it up, Dove Chocolate is not made by the Dove soap people. But I bet a piece of you had always wondered.

Ah, good ol' conversation hearts. 4 states (Iowa, Maine, Michigan, and North Dakota) stick to the classics. Nothing says love like a candy heart with the faded words "be mine" stamped across its fruity, medicine, chalk flavored surface.

Hershey Kisses tickle the fancy of 4 states. (Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, and South Dakota.) I applaud this. There is not a single Valentine's Day project I did as a kid and through high school that didn't involve Hershey Kisses. Did you know you can fashion them into looking like little rose buds? All you need is red cellophane.

Just 2 states go for heart-shaped chocolates. (New York and Texas.) I'm a little surprised this wasn't tops for more states. Very on theme! Meanwhile there's 1 state that flat out doesn't understand the holiday and searches candy necklaces (California). Is everyone going to attend a Valentine's rave? I don't get it.

And then there's our great state of Idaho! It joins 2 other states (Kansas and South Carolina) in completely understanding the assignment. We search for box of chocolate because we're bright, beautiful, emotionally intelligent people. Classic but available in so many varieties, this is a versatile gift that can be dressed up or down and I highly recommend!

In fact, head over to The Chocolat Bar on W Bannock St and put together a box for yourself, for your lover, for your parents, for your kids. Show everyone you love them with the best Valentine's sweet treat in existence: a box of chocolates!

(Zippia / YouGov)  (Map of all 50 states.)

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