Do You Eat More Candy in the Recession?

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The New York Times reports that candy consumption is at an all-time high during this recession. Some think this is because candy makes people feel better during tough economic times, while others believe candy is a low-cost nostalgic reminder of better times.

Candy makers like Hershey, Cadbury, and Nestle are all reporting rising sales and profits, and candy stores across the country are struggling to keep candy on the shelves. I've heard there's such a thing as "recession pounds"—people indulging in sweets and comfort food when times are tough. Could increased candy consumption be a sign of this?

I'm not eating more candy, but I have been baking a ton these days. Sometimes when I'm feeling a bit low, I find that getting out my recipes and whipping up some sweet treats definitely lifts my spirits.

Have you found yourself eating more candy (or anything else) in the current economy?


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Lumin... LuminousMom

nah but I sure eat more chocolate "that time of the month"

White... WhiteTigerLily

Hmm idk about the recession, but easter is upon us, maybe thats why they sell more candy right now?

RanaA... RanaAurora

I've been craving candy recently.  Bad pregnant lady!

qtmomof2 qtmomof2

I've had gastric bypass.........candy is not my friend anymore! LOL

zombi... zombie_mommy

the recession has not and never will affect how much candy i will eat.  my PMS will ALWAYS be in control of that.

INDIA... INDIANAMOM

I have always craved Chocolate!!! I don't necessarily buy more of it now, but I do bake more

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