If you haven't already begun eating Halloween candy, it's time you start. Friday is National Chocolate Day, a holiday created by the candy makers at the National Confectioners Association.
Americans eat more than $18 billion in chocolate every year, which evens out to about 9.5 pounds annually. And the United States isn't even the top cocoa consumer: In Switzerland, residents eat about 19.8 pounds of chocolate every year. In Germany, it's 17.4 pounds, and in the United Kingdom people enjoy just over 16 pounds of the treats, according to Forbes.
If you're trying to get your numbers higher, Friday is a good opportunity. Several retailers are offering promotions on chocolate for the holiday. See a few below:
Stop by CandiTopia in New Haven, Connecticut to get 20 percent off every $10 of chocolate you buy.
Wear black or gold to the Long Beach State women's volleyball game Friday to get a free chocolate bar.
Head to the Chart House at the Tower of Americas in San Antonio, Texas, for a $6 slice of chocolate cookie butter pie.
At Glacier Confection in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday, customers can get a free solid piece of chocolate with any purchase.
Get 15 percent off fresh fruit, biscuits and other items Friday at the Godiva Chocolatier at Washington Square Mall in Tigard, Oregon.
Bulletproof is offering shoppers 10 percent off on its website.
Everything at My M&Ms is 25 percent off Friday if you use the code CHOCDAY at checkout.
Sign up for Ghirardelli's mailing list and get 15 percent off your first online purchase.
Godiva is offering 15 percent off certain products all week because of National Chocolate Day. Plus, get free standard shipping for orders that exceed $49.
This isn't tied to Friday's holiday, but join the Lindt Lovers' Reward Club to get bonus points when you buy chocolate from the company in-store or online.
Russell Stover is offering free shipping on orders that exceed $25. Also, join the e-club for 20 percent off.