People in the United States spend an average of $5,000 a year on candy and cookies.
It’s not hard to see why.
The candy and cookie industry, a $1.2 trillion industry, produces more than $8 billion in sales each year, and nearly 60% of all U.S. candy and confectionery products come from the sugar-sweetened beverages industry.
The industry is profitable.
The market is saturated.
The government wants it to be.
So why are they not helping to stabilize the market?