Let’s just call this bit of funformation “keeping tabs.” Every year, the CandyStore.com crunches (Nestle?) the information and reveals the Valentine’s candy each state loves. Sometimes, this data can be disappointing. Hopefully, your state isn’t a complete loser.
Spending on Valentine’s candy is projected to be down 20-percent this year (another reason to hate COVID). Maybe we should take our stimulus checks and…
Conversation hearts are back up there in popularity. Yay? Probs because you can read lips anymore, so why not read a candy heart? And M&Ms are a classic that remains strong in our hearts.
Some other facts to gnosh on (get it?):
47% of people said they will buy themselves a box of chocolates this year.
58 million pounds of chocolate are bought during Valentine’s Day week.
The peak selling period for conversation hearts is only 6 weeks long. Wow!
It takes manufacturers 11 months to produce enough for those 6 weeks.
Vodka infused with candy remained popular with conversation hearts last year.
Children receive 39 percent of all Valentine’s Day candy and gifts (hopefully, it’s not the vodka-infused candy—unless mom and dad need a break…)
Here’s what you should do, Crack Wiseians: wait until 2/15 and hit up the store and buy all the discounted V Day candy. Saving money, and stimulating the economy.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.