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America's Favorite Chocolate Candies

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America's Favorite Chocolate Candies

It should come as no surprise that Americans have a sweet tooth. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago market research firm, people in the U.S. 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 that are satisfying America’s sugar fix. What you’ll find is that oldies are still goodies — many of the top ten have been around since before World War II.

And while we’re looking at individual-sized chocolate candies under 3.5 ounces, 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 Tacs is the best selling non-chocolate candy, and Wrigley’s is tops when it comes to regular gum sales.

Click ahead to see the top ten selling individual-sized chocolate candies.

By Michelle Fox
Posted 22 June 2011

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Source: SymphonyIRI Group. Data includes sales from supermarkets, drugstores, gas and convenience stores and mass market retailers excluding Walmart. Sales were from a 52-week period ending June 12, 2011.

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