Walmart Reveals Their Most Bizarre Best-Sellers in Every State


If you want a one-stop shop, Walmart is probably your go-to. In their more than 5,000 stores nationwide, they carry everything from brownie mix to riding lawn mowers. And because so many people visit their thousands of locations, they’re able to gather a heck of a lot of data about our shopping habits.

Recently, the company looked at the numbers and determined what item was the top seller in each state. They released that information to Business Insider — and the results are equal parts hilariously accurate and just plain bonkers.

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According to Business Insider, some items that were popular across all the states were mulch, vacuums, pillows, and microwave ovens. Those all seem like no-brainers, right? But don’t worry, the rest of the results are absolutely anything but boring.

For example, the best-selling item in California is Zyrtec, an allergy medication. Business Insider didn’t comment on why any of the top sellers were what they were, but you can probably chalk that up to the terrible smog in parts of the state or the year-round warmer weather, but we also think it’s just because there are so many darn people in the state (39 million in 2016!).

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While the California example seemingly makes sense, states like Oregon and South Dakota are real head scratchers. Oregon’s top seller is Chex Mix and South Dakota’s top seller is lemon cake. While we love both of those things, nothing about either state indicates why citizens seem to love those foods so much. Maybe we’ll have to move to one of those states soon?

Another heartwarming and wholesome example is Illinois, which seems to really love its puzzle storage units. Sure, doing 1,000-piece puzzles on a rainy day is a nice brain teaser, but who knew Illinoisans were such puzzle fanatics?

What’s the top-selling item in your state? See the results below.

Alabama: Cake mixes

Alaska: Bath decor

Arizona: Toasters

Arkansas: Baby products

California: Zyrtec

Colorado: Apple juice

Connecticut: Movies

Delaware: Vitamins/medicine

Florida: Connected home

Georgia: Humidifiers

Hawaii: Fabric

Idaho: Gatorade

Illinois: Puzzle storage

Indiana: Hand sanitizer

Iowa: Diapers

Kansas: Shampoo/conditioner

Kentucky: Legos

Louisiana: Raisins

Maine: Peanut butter and jelly

Maryland: Certificate holders

Massachusetts: Tennis balls

Michigan: Life jackets

Minnesota: Folding chairs

Mississippi: Cran-energy juice

Missouri: Disposable washclothes

Montana: Laundry detergent

** Nebraska**: Beverage tumblers

Nevada: Canned pumpkin

New Hampshire: Nasal spray

New Jersey: Dumbbells

New Mexico: Golf balls

New York: Connected home

North Carolina: Electric knifes

North Dakota: Drink mixes

Ohio: Hatchimals

Oklahoma: Tools

Oregon: Chex Mix

Pennsylvania: Legos

Rhode Island: Jell-O

South Carolina: Garage door openers

South Dakota: Lemon cake

Tennessee: Traffic safety cones

Texas: Wedding invitations

Utah: Chocolate

Vermont: Luggage racks

Virginia: Baby puffs cereal

Washington: Starbursts

West Virginia: Ramen noodles

Wisconsin: Shopkins

Wyoming: Freezer packs

h/t Business Insider

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