Ingredient Glossary: What’s in Your Candy?
There are thousands of types and brands of chocolate and candy and hundreds of ingredients that can be used to make them. In the ingredient glossary, you’ll find a searchable list of ingredients that we use in our products, as well as a short description of each ingredient. This list will grow over time as chocolate and candy companies continue to innovate new products.
Reading Nutrition Facts Labels
All packaged foods contain a helpful Nutrition Facts label that lists the nutritional content, the serving size and the calories in the product. People look at food labels for a variety of reasons, including finding out how much sugar and added sugar is contained in the product. Learn more about what you can discover about chocolate and candy on the Nutrition Facts label.
Unwrap the Facts Behind the Ingredients in Your Candy
You might have questions about chocolate and candy after reading the nutrition labels. And we want you to know that we’re here to help you answer those questions. In the “Unwrap the Facts” section, we anticipate a few of the most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions about the ingredients in your chocolate and candy and why they are used, we encourage you to contact us. If we can’t answer the question for you, we’ll work hard to get you in touch with someone who can.
Myths & Facts About Sugar and Candy
We know that you likely have some questions about sugar. In this section, we provide resources for you to learn more about sugar, and how chocolate and candy are unique. We want to be a productive participant in this conversation, offering up information, support and meaningful solutions that help you and your family manage your sugar intake while you enjoy your favorite treats. So please contact us if you have any questions.
Helping Consumers Manage Their Sugar Intake
America’s chocolate and candy companies are providing more transparency, choice and portion guidance options for 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 enjoying a treat on the way out of the store. From beloved classics to new offerings like low and zero sugar and organic, the confectionery industry is meeting consumers where they want to be met. 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.