Americans eat approximately 26 pounds of candy each
year. This is split equally between candy and chocolate.
In 2000 Halloween was the top candy holiday totaling
$1.985 billion in sales. Halloween was followed by Christmas totaling $1.435 billion,
Easter totaling $1.856 billion, and Valentine's Day totaling $1.059 billion in
In the Gallup survey taken in 1998 43% of U. S.
adults said their favorite flavor was chocolate.
In 1999 Americans consumed 7.1 billion pounds of