Confectionery is the set of food items that are rich in sugar, any one or type of which is called a confection. Modern usage may include substances rich in artificial sweeteners as well. The word candy (U.S.), sweets (UK) or lolly (Australia) is also used for the extensive variety of confectionery.
Nutritional value:Generally speaking, confections are low in nutritional value but rich in calories.
Uses: Specially formulated chocolate has been manufactured in the past for military use as a high density food energy source.