What Is The Best Selling Walmart Item In Every State?

There's something strangely telling about the most purchased Walmart item by state. Some of them make complete sense. Wyoming residents love to buy flannel shirts. That fits. But some things seem to have no connection to their states until you learn a bit more (like the official dessert of Maine, which you'll learn ahead).

Like other ubiquitous companies like Disney or McDonald's, Walmart inspires a fascinating sort of fandom. This list of US states and their best-selling Walmart items fit in alongside collections of Walmart facts, Walmart fails, and nightmare stories unique to Walmart employees. Prepare to see a lot of statistics about national obesity rates because those are relevant in a lot of cases. Don't worry, there are happy things like the number of dogs per state, too.

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  • Alabama – Crayons

    Alabama – Crayons

    Alabama isn't ranked particularly high when it comes to the most artistic states in the US. Despite that, they still love their crayons.

  • Alaska – RV & Marine Antifreeze

    Alaska – RV & Marine Antifreeze

    The outdoor recreation scene in Alaska is overwhelming. Each year, residents spend $7.3 billion on these activities, and that economy has accounted for 72,000 jobs. It's no surprise they want to keep their RVs and marine vehicles topped off.

  • Arizona – L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

    Arizona – L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

    The snow birds that flock to Arizona may be to blame, as they're likely buying these dolls for their grandkids. That definitely explains the preeminence of L.O.L. Surprise! toys in the state.

  • Arkansas – Chocolate

    Arkansas – Chocolate

    Apparently, a slew of artisan chocolatiers call Arkansas home. That doesn't really account for all the name-brand chocolate bought at Walmart, though.

  • California – Protein Powder

    California – Protein Powder

    California residents spending bundles of money on protein powder affirms the stereotype of the musclebound beach bro. 

  • Colorado – Peanut M&M's

    Colorado – Peanut M&M's

    Colorado hosts its own chocolate festival every year, which might explain their gravitation towards these popular candies. Also, who doesn't love M&M's?