What is Rhode Island’s favorite Valentine’s Day candy?
The winner is … Chocolate hearts! Followed by a heart-shaped box of chocolate and conversation hearts.
Covid-19 will strike Valentine’s Day hard, according to the National Retail Federation. Spending is projected to be down more than 20% from last years all-time high of $27.8B for general Valentine’s Day celebrations. As a percentage of total spending though, candy is poised to be up 2%. It’s one of the few areas of holiday spending that will increase per capita, along with gift cards and greeting cards.
Here are some Valentine’s Day facts from candystore.com:
- 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.
To learn more, visit candystore.com. Click on the map below to see other state’s favorite Valentine’s Day candies.