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Sugar Rush

June 22, 2014

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Profile America — Sunday, June 22nd. Among the assorted observances in June is one that will be welcomed by most of the U.S. population — especially youngsters. It's National Candy Month. From fancy bon-bons to licorice and candy bars, it's time to enjoy a treat. In the world of candy, chocolate is the clear winner. There are nearly 1,150 firms in the U.S. making chocolate and cocoa products worth $13.5 billion a year. Another 440 locations make nonchocolate confection. Together, there are well over 35,000 Americans employed in manufacturing sweets and treats. Today, there are more than 3,300 candy stores across the nation selling all forms of confections. Americans consume an average of around nine pounds of candy annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | Last Revised: May 20, 2014