The great thing about the world is that there are so many different cultures. We all act in different ways and like different things. One way that this can clearly be shown is through the different foods we like to treat ourselves with. Snacking on a tasty treat is something that happens all over the globe, it’s just what we choose in each country that is different. Let’s take a look at the best-selling confectionary across several countries:
1. United Kingdom – Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
Nothing is more British than a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate bar. It was first introduced to the British market in 1905 and has been a favourite ever since. In 2014 it sold over £500 million worth of the confectionary. There are many variations of the flavour (Fruit & Nut, Oreo) but original is staying best.
2. Turkey – Ülker
For a brand that prides themselves on using the slogan, “the most popular chocolate in Turkey” they have to be able to back it up. Spoiler: they do. The brand accounts for around half of all confectionary sales in the country. Several different flavours are available, so you can mix it up.
3. Best-Selling Confectionary China – Dove
British and Irish people will better know Dove as Galaxy. This is the first product on the list that is most popular in a foreign country. Dove is an American brand that has become a best seller in China. It certainly has a large market share in the country as well, accounting for 34% of all sales.
4. Germany – Milka
Milka was born in Germany in 1901. However, it had to wait its turn to become the most popular. That happened in the 60s. Its eye catching packaging makes it stand out and is popular throughout mainland Europe.
5. Brazil – Lacta
Lacta has been Brazil’s best-selling confectionary for over 100 years now. That is a long time. It’s similar to aero chocolate bars. There are also several different types of bar – including an Oreo infused one.
6. South Korea – Ghana Chocolates
Ghana chocolates are extremely popular across Asia due to their creamy texture. They are also the best-selling chocolate in South Korea. The brand gets its name from the African country where it sources the cocoa from.
7. Denmark – Haribo
Denmark is a rare occurrence. It’s one of the only places that sweets outsell chocolate. Haribo sell a variety of different sweets, from gummy bears all the way through to liquorice. It’s no wonder they are so successful in the country when Danish people eat – on average – 18 pounds of sweets a year.