I've read that the average American eats 117 pounds of chocolate in a year. That's chocolate in all its forms, from pudding to Fudgesicles, from cake to candy.
So, I decided to do a little math. I purchased a 60-ounce bag of Hershey Kisses. I counted the pieces in the package and then calculated how many Kisses it would take to weigh in at 117 pounds.
I'm amazed at the answer. The average American, in one year, eats the equivalent of 11,000 Hershey Kisses.
Since there are people who eat no chocolate at all, and knowing that an "average" includes everyone, I guess there must be many folks who consume many more than 11,000 of those little buggers.