There is no doubt in admitting the fact that there really no age group for consuming chocolates. Almost everyone can do that. If you’re someone who was wildly intrigued by Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, then it’s safe to say that you’re not alone. Some of the oldest companies in the world have been manufacturing the best chocolates since decades today serving us with the best cocoa products for years.
Let’s have a look at 10 of the best chocolate brands in the world today
Created by Rowntree’s of York, United Kingdom, and now produced globally by Nestle, is one of the most famous chocolate bars in the world. Initially a chocolate covered wafer bar consisting f a standard two or four finger structure composed of three layers of wafers separated and covered by an outer layer of milk chocolate, KitKats have been introduced in many flavours till date like the KitKat Orange and KitKat Cookies ‘n’ Cream.
Snickers have continuously been one of the most delightful chocolate bars introduced in the market since 1930 and is one of the bars which provides a huge amount of calorie intake. Initially named Marathon until July of 1990, this chocolate bar by the American Company Mars incorporated consists of caramel and peanuts enroped in milk chocolate. The bar is one of the most preferred chocolate bars in the world with an approximate global sale value of over $2 billion.
8. Mars bars
A British Chocolate bar, Mars chocolate bars were first manufactured in England back in 1932 and was advertised as being made with the chocolate couverture by famous chocolate producing company ‘ Cadbury’. The Mars bars have high nutritional values packing in 2.2g of Portein, 8.5g of Fat and 35.3 g of carbs. These chocolates are basically generous helping of nougat and caramel richly covered in milk chocolate and wrapped in a trademark black wrapper with red-gold edged lettering.
7. Lindt and Sprungli
Founded back in 1845, Chocoladefabrikan Lindt and Sprungli AG is a Swiss chocolate and confectionary company who have garnered immense critical appreciation for their chocolate truffles and chocolate bars. With its headquarters in Kilchberg, Zurich, the company is famous for its Lindor truffle balls which are famously color coded with different wrappers in order to indicate all different types of flavours.
Owned by Mondelez international, Cadbury (formerly known as Cadbury’s) is a multinational British confectionary and the second largest confectionary brand in the world after Wrigley’s. Headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, the brand operates in 50 countries around the world and is famous for their Dairy Milk, Creme Egg and Roses selection boxes. The company is the countries most successful exports since 1824.
Toblerone is one of the most famous chocolate brands in the world and one of the top Swiss chocolate producing companies in the world.Owned by the famous US confectionary Modelez International Inc., Toblerone chocolates, distinctively known for their triangular prism shape had started being produced in Bern. Toblerones, famously known for their nougat-rich chocolate contents have got a variety of flavours and variants like Snowtops, Plain chocolate, white chocolate etc.
4. Domingo Ghirardelli
The Ghirardelli chocolate company, named after famous Italian Chocolatier Domingo Ghirardelli is an US division of Swiss confectiner Lindt and Sprungli and is perhaps one of the most coveted chocolate brands in the world. Incorporated in 1852, it is the third oldest chocolate company in the States and sports some of the largest variety of flavours and options in dedicated Ghirardelli shops. Sold in bar versions or miniature single squares, these varieties include milk chocolates, peanut butter chocolate and mint chocolate among many others.
Patchi is a chocolates confectionary in Lebanon which was established by Nizar Choucair back in 1974. One of the contemporary companies credited for producing some of the finest chocolates in the world, Patchi is the leading chocolate brand in the middle east today and is responsible for producing the most expensive box of chocolates in the world in 2008 in collaboration with Harrod’s. The luxury chocolate brand is known for integrating roasted nuts, orange peel and dried strawberry bits into their famous chocolates.
We all know that Belgium is famous for its chocolates and Guylian is the standout confectioner in Belgium. Founded by Guy Foubert in 1958, Guylian is perhaps the most famous in the world for their production of Chocolate Sea shells praline with an assortment of fillings inside. The company was acquired by Lotte Confectionary in 2008 for $164 million but still continues to produce chocolates under the Guylian brand name. Usually a luxury chocolate band selling products in gift boxes , the company specialises in wrapped chocolates chocolate bars and napolitans.
1. Ferrero Rocher
Ferrero Rocher is perhaps one of the most famous and popular choclate makers in the world with the confectionary produced by the Italian chocolatier Ferrero SpA. The chocolates were first introduced in Europe back in 1982 by Michael Ferrero and is world famous for its truffle bars of milk chocolate and generous hazelnut helpings. The balls consist of whole roasted hazelnuts within a thin wafer shell covered in the best quality milk chocolates and topped off with chopped hazelnuts.