Statement from John Downs, President & CEO of the National Confectioners Association on the industry’s participation in the White House Easter Egg Roll:
“The National Confectioners Association is honored to support the 2023 White House Easter Egg Roll with iconic, American-made chocolate and candy products. This time-honored tradition celebrates the fun and joy the Easter season brings. America’s chocolate and candy companies are delighted to play a role in this exciting day and at other celebrations throughout the year.”
- The National Confectioners Association provided the chocolate and candy treats for the event, featuring products made by top American candy-making companies, including: American Licorice Company, Bazooka Candy Brands, Cargill, Divine Chocolate, Ferrara Candy Company, Ferrero USA, Ford Gum, HARIBO of America, Jelly Belly Candy Company, Just Born Quality Confections, Kenny’s Candy Confections, Kimmie Candy, Mars Wrigley, Original Gourmet Food Company, PIM Brands, R.M. Palmer Company, Stuffed Puffs, Taffy Town and The Hershey Company.
- People in the U.S. enjoy chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging just 40 calories and one teaspoon of added sugar per day, which includes special moments like Easter.
- What would the Easter season be without chocolate and candy? Learn more about the special, fun and unique role that chocolate and candy play in this annual springtime celebration at AlwaysATreat.com/Easter.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates $42 billion in retail sales each year. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.