Walmart reveals the most bizarre top-selling items in every state

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  • Walmart.com analysed the hottest-selling items in every state and found some unusual top sellers.
  • According to the data, New Yorkers love Cheerios, Californians love protein powder, and Ohioans are big fans of grape-flavored drink mix.

Walmart knows more about what Americans are buying than any other US retailer, thanks to its sheer size.

The company tracks shoppers’ purchases across Walmart.com and its more than 4,700 US stores. In a recent analysis of Walmart.com data, the retailer identified the 25 hottest-selling items in every state and found some unusual top sellers.

According to the data, New Yorkers love Cheerios, Californians love protein powder, and Ohioans are big fans of grape-flavored drink mix.

Mayonnaise is popular in North Carolina, french fried onions are big in DC, and vanilla frosting is a top seller in Washington.

Here are some of the most surprising top-selling items in every state, according to Walmart.


ALABAMA: Crayons


ALASKA: RV & marine antifreeze

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ARIZONA: L.O.L. Surprise! dolls

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ARKANSAS: Chocolate


CALIFORNIA: Protein powder

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COLORADO: M&M’s peanut chocolate

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CONNECTICUT: Ghost in the Shell DVD

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DELAWARE: Spiced jelly candy


FLORIDA: Sparkling cider


GEORGIA: Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages chair


HAWAII: Barbie farmer doll


IDAHO: My Little Pony mini collection

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ILLINOIS: Erasers

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INDIANA: Instant coffee


IOWA: Water softening crystals

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KANSAS: Ozark Trail tumblers


KENTUCKY: 4×6 photo prints

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LOUISIANA: Root beer extract


MAINE: Brownie mix

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MARYLAND: Glue sticks

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MASSACHUSETTS: Refrigerators

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MICHIGAN: Lavender scented cleaning products

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MINNESOTA: Flaming Hot Cheetos

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MISSISSIPPI: Oil-less fryer

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MISSOURI: Life Savers candy

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MONTANA: Madden NFL video games

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NEBRASKA: Pressed makeup powder

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NEVADA: Dog treats

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Cinnamon flavored toothpaste

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NEW JERSEY: Pool salt

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NEW MEXICO: Cat food

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NEW YORK: Cheerios


NORTH CAROLINA: Mayonnaise


NORTH DAKOTA: Watermelon flavored gum

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OHIO: Grape flavored drink mix

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OKLAHOMA: BBQ sauce

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OREGON: Humidifier


PENNSYLVANIA: Plastic hangers

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RHODE ISLAND: Christmas lights

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Coin bank

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Orange juice


TENNESSEE: Disney Infinity power discs


TEXAS: TV wall mounts

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UTAH: Personal travel care kits

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VERMONT: Sweet canned corn

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VIRGINIA: Coolers

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WASHINGTON: Vanilla frosting

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WEST VIRGINIA: My Life As doll


WISCONSIN: Green Bay Packers bath mat

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WYOMING: Flannel shirts

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DC: Great Value French Fried Onions

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