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06/03/03
Britain the Sweetest Country in Europe
- UK is top of the candy-consumption league

BRITISH people guzzle more sweets and candy than any their counterparts in the rest of Europe, according to a new survey.

On average, sweet-toothed Britons munched their way through UKP23.12 worth of candy each last year for a grand total of UKP1.37 billion, a whopping 23 per cent of the European non-chocolate confectionery market. Britons also lead the way in Europe for chocolate consumption.

"This is a worrying figure," said a spokesperson for the British Dental Association, whose members stand to gain the most from our addiction to sugary delights. "Sweets are treats - their intake should be sensible."




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