Who Consumes The Most Chocolate Worldwide?



who consumes the most chocolate worldwide


Who consumes the most chocolate worldwide? ConfectioneryNews.com published a survey conducted by Leatherhead Food Research mapping who are the biggest choco-holics in the world. The results aren’t really all that surprising.

who consumes the most chocolate worldwide

Switzerland – home to Nestle and Lindt – is number one, with an average of 11.9 kg (26.2 lbs) of chocolate consumed per person annually. If the average chocolate bar is approximately 45 g (1.6 oz), that’s about 240 chocolate bars per person consumed over the course of a year.

Ireland placed second on the list with 9.9 kg (21.8 lbs) of chocolate consumed per person. The United Kingdom came in third, with 9.5 kg (20.9 lbs) of chocolate eaten per person. The United States, the most populous country on the list, placed 15th with Americans averaging 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs) per person per year.

Although the bulk of the top chocolate-devouring countries are in Europe, other countries such as Russia, Australia, and New Zealand are indulging in their sweet tooth(s) enough to be included in the top 20.

Click here to see the interactive map.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.