Top 10 Countries Famous for Chocolates

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Chocolates!!! The name itself waters the mouth. There is possibly no one on this earth who is not fond of chocolates. It is the best gift a person can give to anyone irrespective of the relationship or the age.Chocolate is that one sweet no one will ever say no to. Chocolates as a gift can be given on any occasion. Apart from the good taste very few of you might know how advantageous eating chocolates can be. Dark chocolates help you to live longer and look younger, chocolates helps to prevent acne and they even keep your teeth white. So if your mommy tells you the next time that chocolates will harm your teeth tell her the truth.

There are so many different types of chocolates available all over the world and there are countries which are famous for producing the specific types. As a chocolate lover myself I know how chocolates can act as a mood changer. They are the best desserts available in the whole universe. Chocolates are divine and the best thing humans have ever made. Talking about the history, chocolates were initially used as a drink rather than eating in solid form. Chocolates were mentioned in the history first time in 1100 B.C. chocolates later were used as sacred offerings and they were even related to the goddess of fertility in the 15th century by the Aztecs. It was mixed with milk sugar and cocoa butter which can be easily molded. Talking about the consumption, Europe and North America is the largest consumer of chocolates in the world. Though you will find hundreds of industries all over the world producing chocolates yet there are few countries that are more famous when it comes to chocolates. The countries famous for chocolates are mentioned below.

10. Denmark:


When you hear of Denmark you might not regard it as the tenth famous country for producing the best kinds of chocolate but if you think so then you are wrong. Denmark is among the largest chocolate producing countries in the world. An average Danish consumes 8.57 kilogram of chocolates per year. Denmark is the country that has given us some of the most loved brands of chocolates which include Bounty, Snickers, Mars as well as Twix. Though the coconut filled chocolate i.e. bounty is produced in many other countries but Denmark is famous for it.

9. Italy:


Not only Italy is among the biggest chocolate producing nation, but it happens to be the place where solid chocolate bars were first manufactured. Italy produces six billion pounds of chocolate every year. The most famous chocolate manufacturing company in Italy is Amedei. The chocolates that this country is famous for are as follows Venchi, Perugina Sutti and Ferrero Rocher. Ferrero Group stands among the top manufacturers of chocolate having the net sale of worth $ 5627 million each year.

8.United Kingdom:


One of the largest producers of chocolate, United Kingdom is also known for its organic chocolates. It is said that it was the first country in the world that produced organic chocolates. Christopher Columbus was the person that brought the cocoa beans needed for the production of chocolate in this country. United Kingdom stands on the fourth position in the list of the countries where the chocolate production is highest. People are so fond of UK chocolate bars that there are cases where people travel with two bags, one to get the chocolates back from this nation.

7. France:

french chocolates

French chocolates will surely leave you tempted if you try one of them. The liquor filled French chocolates are one of the amazing chocolates one must try. France is more importantly famous for the dark chocolates. The main chocolatiers in France are Valrhona and Richart. French chocolates are known for their everlasting taste and the best cocoa used in them.

6. Germany:


Germany is no exception when it comes to lovers of chocolate. Germany is filled with them. Not only the consumption of chocolate is high in this nation but it stands among the top chocolate producing nations in the world. Germans are so fond of chocolates that they are the second largest consumers of chocolates in the whole world. The German chocolates are known for the fine quality. Some of the best chocolate brands in Germany are Ritter Sport, Milka, Sarroti, Alpia and Kinder Schokolade.  Germany imports cocoa beans from eight different places in the world.

5. Spain:


When Mexico was conquered during the Spanish conquest of Aztech Empire cocoa beans were transported to Spain. Chocolate was consumed as a drink until the twentieth century in Spain. It was first in Spain that sugar cane was used to sweeten the bitter chocolate. Spain was the first country in Europe that consumed chocolates, later it spread to other European countries like France and Italy. Not only this, Spain is also the first country to establish a factory for the production of chocolate. The famous chocolate brands of Spain are Valor, Torras, Trufas and tirma.

4. Mexico:


Cocoa as a drink was first prepared in Mexico. Chocolate in earlier times in Mexico was not only used as a drink but it was also used as offerings and as currency. Mexican chocolates are known for the different spices like cinnamon and chiles added into them to add flavor and to increase the aroma. their are around seventy big and medium size chocolate producing firms in this country. Mexican chocolate market is dominated by international chocolates rather than the local chocolates produced there. They are mainly sold in the markets in the form of discs, this is the way you can recognize a Mexican chocolate. People in Mexico still prefer chocolate as a drink to start their day. The famous chocolate brands from Mexico are Ibarra, Ricollino, Carlos V chocolate and Taza Chocolate Mexicano.

3. Switzerland:

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This country is not only famous for its fondue and cheese but also its chocolates. Many known brands of chocolates all over the world prominently belong to Switzerland. Swiss chocolates are known for their fine quality and taste. Chocolate manufacturing in Switzerland started in the seventeenth century. The net consumption of chocolates per year is 10.11 kg. People in Switzerland are so fond of chocolates that this country has the highest per capita consumption of chocolate in the whole world. Each Swiss person eats around 22 pounds of chocolate per year on an average. The famous Swiss chocolates are Toblerone, Swiss Army, Cailler Nestle, Lindt and Glando.

2. Belgian:

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Though, the main ingredient requires for chocolate i.e. cocoa is not cultivated in this country yet Belgium is famous for its chocolates and is one of the biggest producers of chocolate in the world. It imports around 6.8 percent of net cocoa imported by different countries. The richest qualities of chocolates are manufactured in Belgium. Even the Swiss chocolates are altered versions of Belgium chocolates. There are around 2000 shops of chocolates in this country. Belgium chocolates are also known for the best ingredients used in them and the way of manufacturing. Praline is the chocolate that brought Belgium to the top chocolate producers in the world.  People in this country still prefer making chocolates by hands in the small chocolate shops spread all across the country. The most famous brands of Belgian chocolates are Nirvana, Godiva, Neuhaus and Floranne.

1. America:

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Unites States is not only the largest producer of chocolates but is also the best chocolate producer. There are thousands of shops of chocolates in New York City in America. US chocolates contain almonds and peanuts in a large quantity. About 40 percent of the almonds cultivated in America are used in chocolates. It can be said that chocolate making is woven like a thread in the culture of Americans for a long time. according to the reports chocolate retail sale in this country per year is around $18 million. their total e The famous chocolate brands of America are Hershey, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way and Dagoba.


33 Responses

      • true north strong & free

        September 29, 2015 11:28 am

        I’ve lived in Europe, and can say that much of the chocolate is certainly of better quality. Please inform me how my opinion, which clearly differs from yours, is “arrogant and ignorant.”

          • Khalil Rahmeh

            October 24, 2016 11:47 am

            flake and toblerone compare to neuhaus u think ?
            neuhaus is used in the biggest events all over the world, do we use flake in weddings? i dont think that anyone is daring enough to do that, because that would be shame for all the people invited.

      • Tiernae

        December 22, 2015 8:50 am

        No You Don’t, New Zealand Does not Compare to Australia in anyway. New Zealand was Originally going to become a State of Australia. Also, Name one Chocolate Company that’s Famous and New Zealand. Because Although Cadbury was Formed in England, The Actual Chocolate was and Still is Made in Australia with Australian Ingredients Because of the Chocolate was Invented in Australia, So if your going to Compare New Zealand Chocolate with a Australian Chocolate that has been publicly voted as the Second Best in the World. Do you Research, Because to Australia, your Like a Little Brother, We Care for you and we love you, but were better then you in everything.

        • kiwihermit

          March 29, 2016 10:50 am

          Old discussion yes, but your Aussie hubris is almost as bad as an American and I just had to reply. As to your question, Whittaker’s chocolate is pretty damn glorious and it never used palm oil as an ingredient unlike your exalted Cadbury (which did until they got enough flak in 2009 to start making “actual” chocolate.) NZ was gonna be a state of Australia until the powers that be realized they wanted a new country not made out of convicts. Also we got the better end of the bargain. sure we’re “little”, but we got all the grass and trees while you got sand, dirt and every living creature in the world that can and wants to kill you.

  1. beefchop

    June 9, 2014 1:22 am

    That list is hilarious. The US has the best? US chocolate is the worst of all the chocolate sold in the developed world, and Americans are constantly bringing back the “good stuff” from the UK, Switzerland, Canada, etc. or asking their friends there to send some.

    Selling a lot of chocolate because you have 310 million people doesn’t make it good. And it’s not $18 million, it’s probably $18 billion, so you got that wrong too.

    • Jeff Esteban

      October 16, 2014 9:27 am

      canada? good stuff??? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA canadian chocolate is just as yucky as American!!!

      do not put canada chocolate on the same line as swiss or belgian chocolate

      • Avro Arrow

        December 27, 2015 1:50 am

        While I agree that Canadian chocolate does not compare to British, Swiss or Belgian chocolate, don’t you put Canadian chocolate on the same line as American chocolate. Our chocolate doesn’t say “chocolate-flavoured candy bar” like yours does. Our chocolate is made with cocoa butter, not pure vegetable oils like American “chocolate candy”.

  2. Filiberta Woopenberg

    July 8, 2014 1:04 pm

    I’m Belgian and I’ve never even heard of “floranne” or “nirvana”. And I don’t find any online info so I don’t know where you got these names. Côte d’Or, Galler, Guylian, Leonidas, those are famous. Also, either Belgium or Switzerland are the most famous for chocolate. Nobody thinks “chocolate” when they hear USA.

  3. Sebastian Urbas

    September 11, 2014 9:27 pm

    The U.S. is number one? That’s ridiculous. US chocolate is probably the worst chocolate in the world. Hershey’s chocolate taste like vomit. European chocolate is widely available in the U.S. but there is no american chocolate available in Europe. American chocolate taste so horrible.

    • sdgfsdyhg6y2

      September 29, 2015 2:40 am

      You do not know what you’re talking about. Travel more. The reason KitKats, for example, are not sold in Europe by Hershey is because another company in Europe holds the rights to the brand.

      Wish arrogant self-righteous Europeans would do research.

      • Sebastian Urbas

        September 29, 2015 6:09 pm

        OMG. Kit Kat was created in 1935 in UK by the British company Rowntree. In 1988 Rowntree was acquired by the Swiss company Nestle. Kit Kat is of course originally from the UK. Kit Kat for the American market is manufactured under licence by Hershey. But that doesn’t make Kit Kat an American product. Kit Kat is of course not American.

        I travel surely a lot more than you and in contrast to you I know that Kit Kat is British. Most Americans probably never heard of Rowntree. You are a prime example of an ignorant American.

        • Avro Arrow

          December 27, 2015 1:42 am

          You are correct Sebastian. Rowntree was the originator of KitKat. Here in Canada it was also produced and sold as Rowntree (now Nestle) and we’re not in Europe.

    • Avro Arrow

      December 27, 2015 1:21 am

      Speaking of don’t be delusional, I am Canadian and I HATE American chocolate. Just like the rest of the world, KitKat was a Rowntree product and is now a Nestle product. Honestly though, Rowntree’s chocolate recipe was far superior to Nestle’s and so Smarties, Aero, Coffee Crisp and Yorkie all taste wise than they used to. As a child, I tried an American Hershey bar and it made me think of dog shit. Hershey products in Canada do not use the same recipe as in the USA. Canadian chocolate was typified by Neilson before it was bought out by Cadbury. Canadian chocolate bar names that live on are Crispy Crunch, Mr. Big and Jersey Milk. At the moment, I believe that Laura Secord and Ganong are the last two that use completely indigenous Canadian chocolate recipes. These cannot be confused with American chocolate. It’s a shame that Neilson Chocolate no longer exists because they had a massive line of chocolate bars:

      So as you can see, no offence to you Americans as a people, but when it comes to chocolate it’s unfair to lump us in just because we’re next to you.

  4. Dean

    December 17, 2015 10:20 am

    “Unites States is not only the largest producer of chocolates but is also the best chocolate producer.”

    HAHAHAHA! I’m trying to figure out whether this statement is one of pure arrogance or one of just complete stupidity. Go home List Dose, you’re drunk!

  5. Avro Arrow

    December 27, 2015 1:35 am

    Wow, talk about American jingoism at its finest. You actually stated that Snickers and Twix both came from Denmark and then listed them both as American? Are you on drugs or something because that is a really stupid gaffe. Even here in Canada, our chocolate is of significantly higher quality. You want to test your theory? Take a block of solid Hershey’s chocolate and compare it to a block of Toblerone or Dairy Milk. Hell, compare it to a block of Canadian Jersey Milk. You’ll see that our chocolate doesn’t smell like dog poo. Believe me, I don’t consider Canadian chocolate to be world-class. The UK, Belgium, Switzerland and Bavaria (Germany) hold that distinction. What is laughable (or sad, depending on your viewpoint) is that your chocolate is inferior to ours (when ours is average at best) and you state that it’s the best in the world. What a crock!

    • Fat Blubber

      March 6, 2017 3:00 pm

      This article states that Denmark is responsible for Bounty, Snickers, Mars, and Twix, which is utter non-sense.

      Mars was first manufactured in 1932 in England;
      Twix was first produced in the United Kingdom in 1967;
      Bounty was introduced in 1951 in the United Kingdom and Canada;
      Snickers was created in US.

      Hell, even the company itself (Mars, Inc) was started in United States by an American. Living in Denmark for a year now, I feel this is not uncommon for them; they have a rich tradition of claiming food from other nearby countries (northern Europe, eastern Europe, Germany) as their own, unique creations.

  6. Tobias Lol troll

    March 4, 2016 8:44 pm

    People in USA say the norwegian chocolate tastes 1000 times better than american, and i know myself all of the other ones are waaay better than norwegian chocolate. So why would you put american chocolate on nr. 1?

  7. ArcticKittyCat- 686

    April 15, 2017 8:57 pm

    They do know that American and Mexican are stated on official lists as the worst in the world right?
    Not meaning to be rude but, is the creator of this list just another American obsessed with there mediocre country?

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