Today is National Junk Food Day. The origins of the holiday are unclear, but we think it's a great reason to chow down on a sugary snack, as long as you practice moderation during the rest of the year.
Now, for some fun facts!
- The average American eats about 24.5 pounds of candy per year, with 11.6 pounds being chocolate candy
- There are 3,961 confectionery and nut stores in the U.S.
- The top five ice cream flavors are vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry and chocolate chip mint
- More than 90% of households in the U.S. consume ice cream
- Not into candy or desserts? The U.S. has 12,804 McDonald's restaurants
Let us know what you think:
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And if you totally can't decide what to eat on this special day, get some inspiration from This is why you're fat.