Here are some romantic facts from The History Channel on - Valentine's Day. For example did you know that - 24.6 pounds of candy per capita was consumed by Americans in 2003; it is believed a large portion is consumed around Valentineâ€™s Day. Candy consumption has actually declined over the last few years; in 1997, each American gobbled more than 27 pounds of candy a year. I'm pretty sure that is right for me... I love chocolate!