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.
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.
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