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Best-selling candy: Halls
Who makes it: Cadbury (CBY)
Annual sales: $29 million
What is it: Cough drops
Thailand is another country with a sweets market dominated by cough drops and gum, with all the top five candy brands falling into these two categories. Founded in Britain in 1893 as a jam and soap manufacturer, Halls patented its Mentho-Lyptus formula for throat lozenges in the 1930s. The company was acquired by candy giant Cadbury in 2004.