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In late 2018, Walmart.com released its top sellers for the year, with HDTVs and Mainstays Pillows emerging as nationwide favorites. However, the retail giant also broke down its most popular items by state, and we’ve gotta say, it’s a fascinating look at the country. Read on for the entire list.
Alabama: Crayola Crayons
Alabama kept things simple.
Alaska: Coconut Milk (for Cooking)
Looks like Alaska was dreaming of a warmer climate.
Arizona: Ozark Trail 12-Ounce Can Cooler
These heavy-duty, vacuum-insulated can coolers make sense to combat the hot Arizona sun.
Arkansas: Instant Pot
With this popular pressure cooker, Arkansas was trying out new recipes.
California: Nintendo Switch Console
Of course the home of Silicon Valley would buy the most video game consoles.
Colorado: Inflatable Airbed Mattress
Maybe Colorado had a lot of in-laws coming to visit?
Connecticut: Avengers: Infinity War Blu-ray
Connecticuters loved this Marvel installment so much they wanted to take it home with them.
Delaware: Google Chromecast
The Chromecast lets you display content from your phone or computer on your TV, and Delaware was really here for it.
Florida: Google Chromecast
Georgia: Crayola Crayons
Georgia, however, was more about low-tech entertainment.
Hawaii: Instant Pot
Hawaii was also getting in on the newest high-tech cooking gadget.
Idaho: Easy-Bake Oven Refill
Idaho’s talents in the kitchen were a little more basic.
Illinois: Crayola Crayons
More crayons! Wonder what kind they got? Triangular crayons?
Indiana: Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Not as fun as a lot of other states’ top sellers, but certainly necessary.
Iowa: Instant Pot
Another state getting in on the new kitchen gadget fad.
Kansas: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
These tumblers were one of the most popular items overall, topping the list in eight states.
Kentucky: Disposable Washcloths
Kentuckians were feeling fresh and clean.
Louisiana: Crayola Crayons
Crayons were also the most popular item in eight states, tying with the Ozark Trail Tumbler.
Maine: Condensed Milk
Condensed milk is what you’re left with after the water has been removed from cow’s milk, and Maine used it in a lot of recipes.
Maryland: Paper Towels
A practical choice for the Old Line State.
Massachusetts: Paper Towels
Maybe they were cleaning up messes with Maryland.
Michigan: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
Ozark Trail tumblers kept warm beverages hot for Michiganers in the face of those strong Great Lakes breezes.
Minnesota: Folgers Coffee
Hot coffee sounds like a great remedy for Minnesota winters.
Mississippi: Crayola Crayons
Although the first Crayola Crayons were sold door-to-door, Mississippians scooped them up online.
Missouri: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
An Ozark Trail product being popular in the Ozarks? Shocking.
Montana: Folgers Coffee
Out in Big Sky Country, they sure drank a lot of coffee.
Nebraska: Nestea Unsweetened Iced Tea
Nebraska preferred a cooler beverage.
Nevada: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Puffs
Nevada’s favorite snack matches its weather—hot.
New Hampshire: Dell 15.6” HD Touch Screen Laptop
With one of the pricier items on the list, New Hampshire was a big fan of technology…
New Jersey: Paper Towels
…while New Jersey opted for a more traditional top-seller.
New Mexico: Mason Jars
From crafts to canning, mason jars can be really useful.
New York: Paper Towels
Soak up that rising sea level.
North Carolina: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
The Tar Heels were also big on the Ozark Trail tumblers.
North Dakota: Great Value Lemonade
Combine North Dakota and Nebraska and you get an Arnold Palmer.
Ohio: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
And Ohio also joined the crowd of tumbler-lovers.
Oklahoma: Crayola Crayons
Another state that loved coloring.
Oregon: Pure Cane Sugar
Oregon had a sweet top seller.
Pennsylvania: Paper Towels
Joining in on the paper towel craze was the Keystone State.
Rhode Island: Paper Towels
Paper towels really took the East Coast by storm.
South Carolina: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
Both Carolinas were big fans of these heavy-duty tumblers.
South Dakota: Folgers Coffee
South Dakota was another state that enjoyed steaming cups of coffee.
Tennessee: Crayola Crayons
Hope Tennessee bought some coloring books, too.
Texas: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
Everything’s bigger in Texas (except their tumblers, apparently).
Utah: Instant Pot
Utah jumped on the new pressure cooker technology as well.
Vermont: Del Monte Creamed Corn
Vermont, less tech-savvy, got in the kitchen with creamed corn.
Virginia: Crayola Crayons
Another state embracing its inner child.
Washington: Toilet Paper
The state of Washington had a lot less fun.
Washington, D.C.: Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
Makes the politicians seem a lot more cuddly, thinking of them baking cookies using some of this cocoa.
West Virginia: Ozark Trail 20-Ounce Tumbler
Another tumbler. Who would have thought.
Wisconsin: PUR Water Replacement Filters
Wisconsin laid off the dairy for a hot second and drank a lot of water.
Wyoming: Freez Pak Reusable Ice
A convenient way to keep your lunch cold or soothe minor injuries, Wyoming was a big fan of these ice packs.
There you have it—some whimsical top sellers and some more practical ones.
Whether you’re in South Dakota cuddling up with a warm cup of coffee or in Nebraska sipping a cold iced tea, you’re doing it with a keen understanding of what each state in the Union craved last year. Enjoy!