Almost all foods contain sugar in some form. Recognizing that you might have questions about sugar, and how much of it is in the foods that you enjoy, we thought that this International Food Information Council Foundation fact sheet would be helpful. IFIC also created two infographics about added sugar and added sugar labeling that we think are helpful
Chocolate and candy are different. They are transparent and fun treats. Candy is one of life’s little pleasures – it plays a small role in the diet and is an enjoyable part of many people’s lives. Most people in the U.S. enjoy chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging about 40 calories per day and about one teaspoon of added sugar per day from confectionery items.