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Choclate Statistics

The average American eats 10-12 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate a year.

If you hold your nose while eating chocolate, for example, you will have trouble identifying the chocolate flavor—even though you can distinguish the food's sweetness or bitterness. That is because the distinguishing characteristic of chocolate (what differentiates it from caramel, for example) is sensed largely by its odor.

Chocolate is the food most commonly craved by women.

995- Number of locations that produce chocolate and cocoa products. These locations employed 43,234 people.

600-Number of locations that produce nonchocolate confectionery products. These locations employed 24,800 people.

Studies show that eating chocolate in moderation can actually prolong your life by reducing risk of blood clots and fighting bad cholesterol.

107- Number of establishments in Pennsylvania and California that churn out chocolate and cocoa products. These two states are the national coleaders in chocolate-making. California, with 74, leads the United States in the number of locations that produce nonchocolate confectionery products.

Chocolate is not physically addictive and does not cause acne, as shown in several medical studies. Chocolate is not high in caffeine. A 1oz bar of milk chocolate contains only 5-6mg of caffeine, significantly less than in coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

Manufacturers in the U.S. use 3.5 million pounds of whole milk every day to make chocolate.

24 lbs.-Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2001; it is believed a large portion is consumed around Valentine's Day. Candy consumption has actually declined the last few years: four years earlier, each American ate more than 27 pounds a year.

$418 million - Value of U.S. imports of chocolate from Canada, the leading country of origin for such imports, during a recent 10-month period. Similarly, Canada was the leading foreign source of nonchocolate candy in the United States ($232 million worth in shipments).

Top chocolate sales in the U.S. in millions
Mars Inc
Cadbury Schweppes PLC
Nestlé SA
Ferrero SpA
Hershey Foods Corp.
Kraft Foods Inc.

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My name is Anna.
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By day I am a dietician, ironically as it may seem.
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