ten things tuesday

Ten things about Valentine's Day Candy: found at about.com, with permission from National Confectioners Association.
  • More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.
  • American men say they’d prefer to receive boxed chocolate as a Valentine’s Day present followed by gourmet, high-end chocolates then conversation heart candies.
  • A majority of men (53 percent) admit that they lean on friends and family to find the perfect present for their sweetheart while 11 percent look to co-workers, 10 percent ask the cashier and 7 percent consult the World Wide Web.
  • Even if they don’t make the final purchases until the last few days, the majority of men (75%) testify that they plan ahead for Valentine’s Day.
  • When it comes to present time, women prefer a gift after a nice dinner, while most men prefer gifts first thing in the morning.
  • American men and women agree that the most romantic place to share candy is in front of the fireplace.
  • On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending.
  • Children receive 39 percent of all Valentine’s Day candy and gifts. Following them are wives/mothers (36 percent), fathers/husbands (6 percent), grandparents (3 percent), and pets (1 percent).
  • About 8 billion conversation hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again. 
  • At least 10 new conversation heart sayings are introduced each year. Recent additions include "Yeah Right", "Call Home" and "Puppy Love."


Terri D said...

Thanks for the fun post! We don't celebrate Valentine's Day past card giving. It's just never been a big deal for us.

Paula said...

How sad that men only receive 6% of candy and gifts...even sadder that grandparents only receive 3% LOL! I think Valentines Day is for the kids myself!

Kym said...

Fascinating! I'm not such a fan of Valentine's Day myself, although I do like chocolate. And I think little hearts are just divine.

Cynthia said...

Good post. I have to say that I hate the conversation hearts. They are the most boring candy ever. Ha