Candy, Candy

Quick trivia question:

How many pounds of candy does the average American consume per year?



If you guessed around 24 pounds (yes pounds!) you were correct! Isn’t that sort of disgusting to think about? 50% of the candy consumed is chocolate candy and the Swiss actually consume the most candy in the world at 30 pounds per person!

In 2014 let’s all try to cut that number way down and munch on some fresh fruits and vegetables instead! 

[All of this information came from my foods lecture today.]

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan B. says:

    Wow that’s disturbing! I’d like to find an office snack to bring to meetings that is NOT candy but that people would like. Pretzels maybe next time!

  2. krisvw says:

    Susan pretzels would work great for a meeting snack! Thanks for reading the blog!

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