That’s a stunning number, even considering that we’re 300 million people strong. And the consumption of chocolate alone is pretty significant per person. This infographic really does have a ton of statistics about sugar and candy consumption in the US, and elsewhere. I think the stats on chocolate-consumption between the sexes really says something about our culture. And there is definitely a gender component when it comes to which foods, especially candy, that we consume. Just watch any ice cream or chocolate commercial on TV: The protagonist is invariably female, and the eating of chocolate is equated almost explicitly with sex. Watch, you’ll see.

Candy, You Drive Me Bananas (Infographic)


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