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How many people are passionate about chocolate? The statistics speak for themselves.

  • The average American consumes 11.7 pounds of chocolate per year. Americans have, on average, increased their chocolate consumption by two pounds over a 13-year span.
  • 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate are purchased per year in the United States. The manufacturer value of that 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate is $7.6 billion.
  • $11.6 billion is spent by Americans on chocolate products every year. Approximately $600 million of that amount is spent in February, for Valentine's Day.
  • The percentage of Americans who expressed a preference for milk over dark and white chocolates: 73%.

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce and Chocolate Manufacturers Association of America.

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Chocolate Passion:
Recipes and Inspiration from
the Kitchens of Chocolatier Magazine

By Tish Boyle and Tim Moriarty
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., November 1999
Cloth, $39.95
ISBN: 0-471-29317-2
Reprinted by permission.

 

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