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A sweet made from crystallised sugar. As a generalism, what the British call "sweets", Americans call "candy".

The latest figures indicate that Britain"s eat an average of 8oz of sweets a week. Although this consumption is down from the figures of earlier decades of the 20th century, it is still one of the highest in the world. The name derives from the Arabic 'qandi' - meaning a sugar confection.

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