Surprising Study of the Day: Republicans Really Love Dark Chocolate

In a study released by the same people who did the ideological booze study, Republicans who vote often were found to prefer strong dark chocolate over their liberal, non-voting counterparts, who prefer — wait for it — Airheads. (Fine, conservatives, make that joke. We know you want to.)

The Washington Post has a handy dandy bubble chart of ideological candy preferences, based on a person’s place on the political spectrum, and their place on the voter turnout index. According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), which provided the data for the study, high-turnout Republicans really, really love Hershey’s Special Dark and, surprisingly, Ghirardelli. (Technically Ghirardelli is a US-based company, but it sounds like fancy European socialist chocolate. Color us surprised.)

Other surprises:

  • Reese’s Pieces, 3 Musketeers, and Butterfinger are bipartisan candies.
  • Unsurprisingly, more Republicans prefer Red Vines and Payday than their Democrat counterparts (FINE, conservatives).
  • Unsurprisingly, high turnout Democrats don’t have a candy preference, probably because they’re all eating granola and chia seeds.
  • Average and low-turnout Democrats are fans of candy that surprisingly still exists/is not Actually Candy (Mr. Goodbar, Life Savers Gummies, M&M Minis, Bit-O-Honey, and — shudder — Raisinets).
  • Surprisingly, Republicans prefer to Taste The Rainbow (TM).

See more of the study in the link below.

[The Washington Post]

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