The National Confectioners Association Unveils Most Popular Summer Candy Types & Flavors
WASHINGTON – June is National Candy Month – and there’s no better way to celebrate getting back to the things we love than with chocolate and candy. Treats like chocolate, candy, gum and mints are a fun part of the summer months and liven up many celebrations, and this year in particular, their special role is more important than ever before. This intangible connection that consumers feel when enjoying chocolate and candy is as vibrant as ever, as the National Confectioners Association unveiled today the top summer candy types and flavors.
- Top Three Summer Candy Flavors:
- Top Three Summer Candy Types:
- Hard Candy
“Whether you’re headed to the beach or to the pool, out for a hike or just to your backyard, chocolate and candy can add some sweetness to the summer,” John Downs, NCA president & CEO, said. “With more retailers joining us in this fun and unique national awareness moment, we are bringing the National Candy Month celebration to more and more people nationwide.”
Most Americans believe that physical health and emotional well-being are connected, and NationalCandyMonth.com can be a great resource for consumers looking to strike the balance between managing their sugar intake and enjoying their favorite treats while having some fun this summer.
Did you know that consumers are incorporating chocolate and candy into their summer plans?
- Headed out camping? 94% of Americans will bring chocolate or candy with them.
- Treats are popular for road trips as well: 93% of Americans say they’ll take along candy.
- 89% of beachgoers enjoy some chocolate or candy seaside – salt water taffy, anyone?
To join the conversation on social media, use the #NationalCandyMonth hashtag and follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit NationalCandyMonth.com and check out our multichannel news release for more information. Here’s to a sweet summer ahead!
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.