MORE than $100 billion will be spent on chocolate worldwide this year – and now we can see exactly which country spends the most.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Switzerland topped the list but more importantly for us, Ireland came in second place.
The data, compiled by Euromonitor, measured chocolate consumption per capita. The Swiss are expected to spend $236.70 per person on chocolate in 2015 – while in the Irish will spend about $146.90 per person.
Britain is not far behind Ireland in terms of its expense on chocolate at $146 – while Norway and Denmark round off the top five.
Milk chocolate is the firm favourite around the world, while luxury brands such as the Swiss favourite Lindt have seen a marked rise of 65 per cent in sales over the past five years.