Don’t eat the crayons: Walmart releases list of most-popular items in 2018. Crayola tops in Mississippi.

Published 12:30 pm Monday, January 7, 2019

Walmart shoppers across the South spent 2018 making the world more colorful.

Walmart recently revealed the year’s top-selling items. Across the country HDTVs and pillows were the most popular item for the year, but a closer look at individual states revealed some interesting regional differences.

In the South, there was a whole lot of coloring going on. In Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, Crayola crayons were the most popular item bought in 2018. Illinois and Oklahoma also joined in the coloring craze in 2018.

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When it comes to quenching that thirst, Nebraskans served up a lot of iced tea, while North Dakotans preferred lemonade. In Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota, residents enjoyed bigger hits of caffeine with cups of coffee, while people living in Washington, D.C., enjoyed curling up with mugs of dark chocolate cocoa.

In Wisconsin, people preferred plain old tap water, restocking their PUR water filters often.

To satisfy their hunger cravings, residents of Arkansas, Hawaii, Iowa and Utah prepared dinner with their Instant Pots, while Idaho residents preferred using their Easy-Bake Ovens. Idaho residents purchased a lot of Easy Bake Oven refills in 2018.

Alaskans cooked with coconut milk, Mainers used condensed milk, Oregonians enjoyed the sweet taste of sugar, while Vermonters craved creamed corn.

Nevadans couldn’t get enough of the Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Puffs.

Here is a list of the top items sold in the 50 states at Walmart:

  • Alabama – Crayola crayons
  • Alaska – coconut milk
  • Arizona – Ozark Trail 12-ounce can cooler
  • Arkansas – instant pot
  • California – Nintendo Switch console
  • Colorado – inflatable air mattress
  • Connecticut – Avengers Infinity War DVD
  • Delaware – Google Chromecast
  • Florida – Google Chromecast
  • Georgia – Crayola crayons
  • Hawaii – instant pot
  • Idaho – Easy-Bake Oven refills
  • Illinois – Crayola crayons
  • Indiana – toilet bowl cleaner
  • Iowa – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Kansas – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Kentucky – disposable washcloths
  • Louisiana – Crayola crayons
  • Maine – condensed milk
  • Maryland – paper towels
  • Massachusetts – paper towels
  • Michigan – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Minnesota – Folgers coffee
  • Mississippi – Crayola crayons
  • Missouri – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Montana – Folgers coffee
  • Nebraska – Nestea unsweetened iced-tea
  • Nevada – Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Puffs
  • New Hampshire – Dell touchscreen laptop
  • New Jersey – paper towels
  • New Mexico – Mason jars
  • New York – paper towels
  • North Carolina – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • North Dakota – Great Value lemonade
  • Ohio – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Oklahoma – Crayola crayons
  • Oregon – pure cane sugar
  • Pennsylvania – paper towels
  • Rhode Island – paper towels
  • South Carolina – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • South Dakota – Folgers coffee
  • Tennessee – Crayola crayons
  • Texas – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Utah – instant pot
  • Vermont – creamed corn
  • Virginia – Crayola crayons
  • Washington – toiler paper
  • West Virginia – Ozark Trail 20-ounce tumbler
  • Wisconsin – PUR water replacement filters
  • Wyoming – Freez Pak reusable ice