Who doesn’t love candy? We sure all did as kids, and many of us still have quite the sweet tooth as adults! While we strive to eat a little healthier, more balanced diet as we get older, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your sweet tooth every now and then.
Everyone needs to satisfy their sweet tooth from time to time, and the convenience and affordability of Hy-Vee Deals allow you to stock up on all your favorites so you can always indulge whenever a sweet craving hits. We have an incredible selection of sweet treats ranging from chocolates like M&Ms and Snickers to gummies and hard candy like Sour Patch Kids and Nerds, so you’re guaranteed to find your favorites and a few new ones to try. In addition to our large candy offering, we also have a wide variety of gum and mints so you can always keep your breath smelling fresh.
What’s the most popular candy?
Did you know that chocolate is by far the most popular type of candy in the US? In 2019, chocolate sales were nearly double that of non-chocolate sweets, totaling a whopping $22 billion. The most popular chocolates? M&Ms, Reese’s, and Snickers.
Chocolate’s popularity is likely due to the combination of chemicals in cocoa and how they affect the brain. Most chocolate is made from cocoa beans, and these beans contain chemicals like dopamine, phenylethylamine, and anandamide that make you feel happy and blissful.
Chocolate is also particularly interesting because there are actually some health benefits from eating it. Eating dark chocolate, specifically can increase heart health, reduce the risk of blood clots, and lower blood pressure. Despite this, it’s still a good idea to exercise some restraint over your candy because too eating too much has many well-documented negative effects.
Whether you’re a chocolate lover or have an affinity for a different kind of candy, you can find it here on Hy-Vee Deals and get it conveniently delivered right to your door!