first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 36 million heart-shape boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentines Day. $1.79 billion is the amount Americans spend on premium chocolates each year. California has edged out Pennsylvania, home of Hersheys, to become the nations chocolate capital. 136 companies produce chocolate and cocoa products in California compared with Pennsylvanias 122. 3,600 people will dress in red and attempt to break the record for the Largest Human Heart Formation today in Hungary. 25.7 pounds is the per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2005. 8 billion candy hearts with messages will be produced this year. 3,467 is the number of confectionery and nut stores in the United States.last_img