By: Catherine Bao


The word candy came from the Arabic word, qandi, which means something with sugar. The first candy was made by the Egyptians, fruits and nuts rolled in honey. It used to be for the rich, but it is now for everyone.

Interesting Facts

  • The most expensive candy is Chocopologie by Knipschildt which is $2,600 for 454g.
  • The first sweets were eaten as a medical treatment for digestive troubles.
  • Cotton candy was supposed to be called Fairy Floss.
  • The Snickers bar was named after a horse.
  • 65% of all candy is more than 50 years old.
  • The average person eats about 24 pounds per year!

Most Popular Candy

How many people eat candy on Halloween?

2-5 years old 73%

6-8 years old 87%

9-12 years old 67%

13-17 years old 50%

Men ( 18 and older) 54%

Women ( 18 and older) 46%

Money spent on candy

The US spends $500,000,000 on candy. That's quite a lot!

June: National Candy Month

Candy Holidays and more!

This link will show you all candy holidays!

Candy doesn't always start cavities. There are some types that are really healthy and ok to eat.

NYC's Fashion's Night Out

Reasons Candy Is Good For You

  • Chocolate can reduce the chance of getting a heart attack or a stroke
  • Chewing gum makes you focused and helps reduce stress
  • Some types of candy can help lose weight.
  • Peppermints helps concentrate when taking tests
  • People who eat candy a few times a month are more likely to live a year longer than those who don't

Reasons Candy Is BAD For You

  • Too much candy can give you cavities, and it can make you fat.
  • It is unhealthy to eat daily.
  • Chocolate has caffeine, which is okay, but too much is bad.
  • It can also rot your teeth.

Weird Candy

What Would Happen If All Candy Was Gone?

If all candy was gone, the workers who depend on the candy for money would lose their jobs. Supermarkets would make less money, since they do depend on people to buy it. Halloween would be gone. The average candy sales for Halloween is $2.3 billion! Candy companies will lose lots of money since most people buy candy on Halloween.

Favorite Type of Candy

  1. Kit Kat 27%
  2. Skittles 26%
  3. Hershey's 18%
  4. Sour Patch 15%
  5. Reese's 13%

Why do people like candy?

  1. They have a sweet tooth, which makes them want to eat something sweet.
  2. Many types of candy are colorful, which attracts attention.
  3. Candy is just good, many people like sweets.

Have a "sweet" day! :)