The US candy industry has been leading worldwide in terms of annual retail volume of consumed sugar, gum and chocolate. Americans spend massive amounts on candy each year, with over $35 billion spent by the whole country in 2016. Major holidays like Christmas, Easter and especially, Halloween, contribute to this number.
However, Americans do not have the sweetest tooth – it belongs to the Germans. They consume twice as much candy as Americans! Seems like they don’t want to lighten up with sweets despite all the beer, pretzels, bratwurst and cheese they consume heavily. In fact, Germany has the highest per capita consumption of candy in 2016.
Amused? Here are some interesting facts about the candy brands you love and other random trivia about them: