From Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to Baby Ruth, there’s no shortage of tasty candy bars. But which ones are America’s favorites?
It should come as no surprise that Americans have a sweet tooth. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago market research firm, people in the United States spent more than $7 billion for individual-sized chocolate candy bars, bags, and boxes in just one year.
But where is the bulk of that money going? Here, we take a look at those best-selling individual-sized chocolate candies, in sizes under 3.5 ounces, that are satisfying America’s sugar fix. What you’ll find is that oldies are still goodies — many of the top 10 have been around since before World War II.
And while we’re looking at individual-sized chocolate candies, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention other sales-toppers. Russell Stover is number one when it comes to gift chocolate boxes, Tic Tac is the best-selling non-chocolate candy, and Wrigley’s is tops when it comes to regular gum sales. Here are the top-selling chocolate candies, per annum.
#10 Almond Joy
#9 Milky Way
— Michelle Fox, CNBC.com