Move over Peeps lovers and haters, there's a new debate when it comes to Easter candy. 

In a new ranking by, California's favorite jelly bean is none other than ... black licorice. 

Now, it's well known that food rankings for California aren't always accurate, and this fits nicely into that category, prime for social media debate.

But our state, like several others across the country -- the flavor is ranked No. 1 nationwide -- is said to favor the black licorice when it comes to picking through the jelly bean bowl.

As stated on the website, "Apparently, you can’t knock a classic. Black licorice was one of the original Jelly Belly jelly bean flavors back in the 1970s and still reins supreme to this day."

The full map is below:

Source: 9+ years online candy sales data from