Sweets as we know them today have been around since the 19th century. Candy making has developed rapidly in the last hundred years. Today people spend more than $7 billion a year on chocolate. Halloween is the holiday with the highest candy sales, about $2 billion is spent on candies during this holiday.
Like anything, chocolate is best enjoyed in moderation. If you choose chocolate wisely, it actually has some health benefits, but eating too much candy has negative effects on your health.
Candies are mostly made from sugar which has to be boiled at a special temperature. Beside sugar, ingredients like flavorings, nuts, gelatin, egg whites, milk-based ingredients and butter are used for candy making.
There is the variety and range of sweets on offer today. Candy varieties are influenced by the ingredients and how long the mixture is bold. Some examples of candies are: toffee, praline, gumdrops, cotton candy, candy bars... Read all about candy types.
A recent survey found that 52% of U.S adults liked chocolate best. Halloween is the holiday with the highest candy sales. It is spend almost $2 billion on Halloween candy each year in the United States.
Over the course of centuries, candy manufacturers used wrappers as an excellent means to attract customers, advertise their products and protect its contest from wide range of harmful effect. Here you can find out more about how candy wrappers came into use.
Candies are sweet products that are daily used by billions of people all around the world, but in addition of their sweet taste they hide danger and illness if they are not used properly. Here you can find out details about health risk connected with candy use.