Using sales as an indicator, the most popular candy in the world is M&Ms. Not only are M&Ms the most popular candy in the world, M&Ms are the most popular candy in the United States.
The second most popular candy in the world is Cadbury's milk chocolate, which is manufactured in Great Britain. Yahoo Finance reports that the British are second in the world only to the Swiss in candy consumption. Ironically, although the Swiss are the biggest consumers of candy in the world, there are no Swiss-manufactured candies in the list of top 10 best-selling candies in the world. The remaining spots are occupied by candies manufactured in Germany, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, France, Italy and China. Of the remaining top 10 best-selling candies, five of them are chewing gum.Learn More
According to the Hershey Company, chocolate is a type of candy. Furthermore, Dictionary.com defines candy as anything made with sugar or syrup. Since one or both are frequently added in the process of making chocolate, it fits the definition of candy.Full Answer >
In the United States, the Mars candy bar was discontinued in 2002 and replaced with the Snickers Almond. Eight years later, a similar candy bar was re-launched with the name Mars; it was discontinued again in 2011.Full Answer >
Skittles candy was created by an English company and introduced in America in 1974. As of 2005, Skittles are sold in over 65 countries around the world.Full Answer >
Chocolate products make up about 75 percent of Valentine's Day candy sales, making this by far the most popular candy for the holiday. This dark, sweet confection has been associated with love and romance for thousands of years, starting with the Aztecs in the 15th century.Full Answer >