That's a lot of dinner sausage.

Want to know where our collective spending* went in 2012? A few highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective):

  • $627 Million - Barbecue Sauce
  • $813 Million - Children's Art Supplies
  • $956 Million - Dried Meat Snacks
  • $1.6 Billion - Moist Towelettes
  • $2.4 Billion - Weight Control/Nutrition Powder
  • $2.9 Billion - Dinner Sausage
  • $4.0 Billion - Food & Trash Bags
  • $9.7 Billion - Total Chocolate Candy
  • $15.6 Billion - Milk
  • $20 Billion - Carbonated Beverages

Wow.

-Stan

*Includes only categories in which sales from all channels (including supermarkets, drug stores, mass retailers, military commissaries and select clubs and dollar stores) are available. Source: SymphonyIRI Group, Inc.

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