Due to the influx of chocolate buyers from year to year, the cocoa market has simultaneously improved in terms of sales as well as popularity. There are several medical debates about how chocolate affects health. It is considered an aphrodisiac, that is, something that brings a feeling of happiness. However, its excess can be harmful to health due to its high sugar content.
The growing popularity of chocolate brands around the world is partly explained by the fact that they tend to respond to new market needs, such as a regulated amount of sugar or new flavors in their offerings. Having an increased number of options is quite exciting for chocolate lovers. It also gives the brand the opportunity to create new tastes and evolve, making them stand out among others.
So here are some of the brands that are making a lot of money selling ever-popular chocolates.
The most appealing thing about Guylian chocolates is their fancy shell-shaped pralines. Made and produced in Belgium, the shell-shaped chocolates are made even more decadent with their delicious fillings.
Belgium is the hub of chocolate manufacturers, and this brand is one of the most popular. It was founded by Guy Foubert in 1958 and was later taken over by Lotte Confiserie in 2008 priced at over $164 million. Guylian is also a favorite due to the cute gift packages the company offers.
9 Orion Corp.
Orion Corp is a Seoul, South Korea-based company. It specializes in delicious chocolate snacks, making it one of the richest in the world and the third largest brand in South Korea.
He has had a serious impact in Asia as his chocolate tart is incredibly popular on the continent. Apart from chocolate, it also makes cookies, gummies, biscuits, pies, etc. Besides America, Orion Corp has established its food in markets like China, Russia and Vietnam. Its net revenue is approximately $1.8 billion.
Pladis is a brand that doesn’t just make chocolate; it is also the parent company of United Biscuits, Ülker, Godiva Chocolatier and DeMet’s Candy Company. The company was recently founded as a subsidiary of Yıldız Holding and is based in Great Britain.
Pladis a net sales of approximately $4.5 billion. The brand has conducted such extensive operations that today it has factories in almost 13 countries. He is a popular brand of chocolate in approximately 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the United States.
seven Mondelez International
The multinational corporation that collectively owns top-notch chocolate brands like Cadbury and Toblerone is Mondelez International and is based in Deerfield, Illinois. Some well-known labels like Oreo and Chips Ahoy are also subsidiaries of this company.
Mondelez International controls not only chocolate and confectionery brands, but also several other food and snack products. Mondelez is headquartered in Chicago, but operates in approximately 120 countries. Hershey’s declined its offer to buy the brand for approximately $23 million.
6 Chocolate factory Lindt & Sprüngli AG
Besides Belgium, Switzerland is also famous for its art of chocolate making. Lindt & Sprüngli AG is considered as the country’s most popular chocolate brand.
Its headquarters are located in Kilchberg, Switzerland, and it is also quite famous for its truffles. Lindt ice cream is also very popular in European countries and Australia. He also became a favorite in America in recent years and now has annual sales of approximately $4 billion.
5 Nestlé SA
Nestlé is another Swiss brand that not only produces chocolate but also drinks. Its jaw-dropping $8 billion in annual sales make it one of the largest candy manufacturers in the world.
Nestlé’s high sales figures are mainly because it is also one of the largest food and beverage producers in various countries. Nestlé has also been endorsed by several famous personalities and is functional in over 191 countries.
4 Hershey Co.
Talk about an American chocolate brand that is among the wealthiest manufacturers in the world, and Hershey’s wins the race. Although Hershey has seen a slight downturn recently, it has managed to stay in the top 5 brands.
It is headquartered in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, and was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1984. Hershey’s Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are among the company’s signature chocolate products, which are likely on the list of favorites of most chocolate lovers.
3 Meiji Co Ltd
Meiji is among the 5 richest chocolate brands in the world; however, he is on top in Japan. Meiji, based in Tokyo, is oddly versatile as it not only produces chocolate confectionery but also pharmaceuticals.
2 Ferrero Rocher
There would hardly be people who dislike Ferrero Rocher. This world famous chocolate is the creation of the Ferrero Group, which is an Italian confectionery group founded in 1979.
This is the original idea of Michele Ferrero, who ran the sweet Ferrero Rocher chocolate ball in 1979. At the time, he also owned the Ferrero Spa. The packaging of this confectionery is one of its exclusive features that wins the hearts of its customers.
1 Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Mars is considered the largest manufacturer of chocolate confectionery, but it’s not just chocolate products that Mars produces. It has popular sub-brands such as Snickers, Skittles, Galaxy and M&Ms.
It also specializes in pet food and provides animal care in addition to supplying certain other food products. Mars bar is perhaps the most famous product produced by the company. It is the richest chocolate manufacturing company with an annual turnover of 18 billion dollars.
Many chocolate brands have marked history since their creation. However, these names are some of the most epic that have made them the richest chocolate brands in the world with their exceptional chocolate making art and business skills.
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