Image result for valentine's candyThe candy industry predicts Americans will spend close to a billion dollars on chocolate this Valentine’s Day alone. That’s 36 million boxes! Americans however have less of a sweet tooth compared to our European counterparts. Americans eat about 12 pounds of chocolate a year, about half what Europeans gulp down. 36 million boxes of candy not only helps fatten the bottom line of the candy makers, but the “bottom lines” of chocolate consumers as well!