Myths & Facts About Sugar and Candy


Almost all foods that we eat contain sugar in some form. Recognizing that some consumers have questions about sugar, and how much of it is in certain foods, we thought that this International Food Information Council Foundation Q&A would be helpful.  IFIC also created this list of 10 facts you may not know about sugar.

But candy is different.  It is an honest, affordable, transparent and fun treat. Candy is one of life’s little pleasures – it plays a small role in the diet and is an enjoyable part of many people’s lives. Consumers understand the unique role of confections in their lives and choose to enjoy candy in moderation.

Most people in the U.S. enjoy chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging about 40 calories per day and about one teaspoon of added sugar per day from confectionery items.