Chocolate is the business to be in, and that’s illustrated by the top 11 selling chocolate bars in the world. It’s one product the world will always buy. It’s stress-relieving, delicious, addicting, and even in some cases, good for you. And the whole world knows it. For proof of that, read the 11 countries that consume the most chocolate in the world.
Chocolate is, in fact, the most popular candy in the world, according to Bloomberg Business, followed by chewing gum. And our top selling chocolate bars come from all around the world, from Switzerland to the United Kingdom to the United States. Who knew chocolate was such a universal product?
Each of the top 11 selling chocolate bars in the world is ranked by annual sales in millions. Most of our findings come from Bloomberg Business, which mentions that their data was achieved from IRI, a Chicago-based consumer-market research company. It includes supermarkets, drugstores, convenience stores and other mass-market retailers, excluding Walmart.
Some on this list you may have never heard of. Others are sold at every convenience store within your 50- mile radius. Others may surprise you. For instance, did you know that two chocolate bars in the world beat the world-famous Hershey’s? And were you under the impression that Milky Way bars were named for our galaxy?
Find out the scoop on these raving bars of goodness when you read the top 11 selling chocolate bars in the world. And grab a few candy bars to munch on while you read. You’re sure to experience cravings.
11. Heath – $60 million
This bar is made of English toffee and milk chocolate. What better combination is there than that?
10. Butterfingers – $124 million
Butterfingers provides a delightful stick-in-your-teeth peanut-butter flavor surrounded by a thin layer of milk chocolate. Though it was originally invented by the Curtiss Candy company in 1923, the brand is now owned by Nestle. Yes, please.
9. Milky Way – $129 million
Contrary to popular belief, this caramel-filled candy bar was not named after our galaxy, but after a popular malted milkshake in 1923, when it was invented.
8. 3 Musketeers – $138 million
We’re all familiar with this delectable chocolate bar also made by Mars, which once came with three separately flavored bars in one package, true to its name.
7. Dove – $145 million
Dove sells all manner of chocolate treats, from bite-sized pieces to whole bars. They’re known for the clever sayings which can be found on the inside of their wrappers.
6. Twix – $172 million
This biscuit-like bar produced by Mars was first created in the United Kingdom in 1967 and later came to the US in 1979.
5. Kit Kat – $199 million
Few things in life are more satisfying than the crunch of a Kit Kat bar.
4. Snickers – $441 million
This bar, another produced by Mars candy, is known throughout the world for its rich nutty texture and gooey caramel goodness. It’s no surprise this is one of the top 11 selling chocolate bars in the world.
3. Hershey’s – $475 million
Home to the famous Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hershey bars come in all sizes, shapes and flavors. And as long as they never stop selling their Dark Chocolate versions, I’m set for life.
2. Cadbury Dairy Milk – $483 million
This one capped the list of Top 10 UK Chocolate Brands produced by Food Manufacture, and it’s no wonder. The company was first established by John Cadbury in 1824, and is owned by Mondelez International today.
1. Milka – $733 million
This brand originated in Switzerland, a country known for their rich and flavorful chocolate. A famous purple cow serves as their mascot.
And there you have it: the top 11 selling chocolate bars in the world. You’re welcome for the cravings.