Chocolate sales are looking up. According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans will buy a record $1.05 billion worth of candy, 75 percent of it chocolate, for Valentine’s Day. Isn’t that sweet?
By Molly Mirhashem
PHOTOGRAPHS: CHOCOLATE PHOTOGRAPH BY EMRAH TURUDU/GETTY IMAGES; SOURCES: NATIONAL CONFECTIONERS ASSOCIATION, GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS