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BREAKING NEWS: Chocolate and Candy Companies Met and Exceeded Commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America to Help Consumers Manage Their Sugar Intake. Read More

Always A Treat

Always A Treat

We’re providing more information about what’s in our products and bringing more transparency, choice and portion guidance options to consumers seeking to manage their sugar intake – whether that’s buying candy for family celebrations at home, picking up a treat to share with friends, or treating yourself on the way out of the store.

In packaging that gives consumers choices…

The confectionery industry is committed to providing more portion guidance package size options.

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85%

of chocolate and candy sold today comes in packs that contain 200 calories or less – whether that’s individually wrapped products or multipacks that contain smaller packages inside.

IRI Data latest 52 weeks ending 1/23/22, items >=1% ACV & have calorie information available

72%

of consumers agree that it is important for chocolate and candy brands to offer portion size variety.

Source: 2022 State of Treating report

Learn more about the chocolate and candy industry’s commitment to helping consumers manage their sugar intake through our work with the Partnership for a Healthier America.

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For all of life’s special moments…

People understand that chocolate and candy are treats, and they embrace them as a special social currency. Sharing a little bit of confectionery is a time-honored tradition and an important consideration for consumers when they purchase chocolate and candy.

agree that candy is a fun part of special celebrations and traditions

Source: 2022 State of Treating report

share with family and friends at least half the time when buying chocolate and candy

Source: 2022 State of Treating report

People in the U.S. enjoy chocolate and candy

2-3 times

per week, averaging about

40 calories

and just one teaspoon of added sugar per day

Source: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Now more than ever, people are focused on self-care and emotional well-being. Since chocolate and candy have the ability to bring a little joy and spark connections, confectionery treats are a fun way to support emotional well-being.

72%

of consumers feel physical health and emotional well-being are connected.

78%

of all adults believe it is perfectly fine to occasionally treat with chocolate or candy.

With a little something for everyone…

Friends enjoying candy

From beloved classics to new offerings like zero sugar and organic, our companies are meeting consumers where they want to be met. As the confectionery industry grows and consumer tastes change, confectionery companies are offering a wide range of classic and innovative treats for any lifestyle.