Chocolate has long been synonymous with delight and delicious taste. And many varieties of chocolate allow confectioners to interest anyone in their products without leaving him indifferent.
Moreover, this sweetness cannot be considered intended only for gourmets. Indeed, by introducing chocolate into your diet, you can normalize blood pressure, reduce sugar levels and the threat of diabetes. And most importantly, it gives a good mood.
Today, many brands of chocolate bars, bars, sweets and other products are produced in the world. At the same time, the 10 largest brands stand out, largely thanks to which we love chocolate.
KitKat. In 1935, Rowntree's Chocolate crispy bars were launched in York, England. 4 small chocolate products were combined into one bar. In 1937, the new product was named KitKat. The product became so popular that it soon became an integral part of traditional English tea drinking. The bars themselves consisted of milk wafers covered with a layer of hot chocolate. In 1989, Rowntree was acquired by Nestle, and the KitKat brand began to actively promote in world markets. Naturally, the manufacturer did not stand still. Bars with a variety of wrappers, flavors and aromas began to appear on the market. Now you can find KitKat with strawberries and cream, mango, wild berries. For those who are on a diet, a special low-carb product is produced. However, it turned out that consumers still prefer the classic flavor and 4-bar shape. Crisp bars worth at least $ 300 million are sold worldwide every year.
Mars. This brand is famous for its high sales all over the world, Mars bars are eaten most of all people. The history of the brand and the entire company began in an ordinary American kitchen. There, Frank Mars, along with his wife, began to make inexpensive sweets. In 1911 the company was born. When the developed company opened its branch in England, the Mars bar appeared on the market. Since then, the taste of the product has been constantly changing, as have the shape and packaging. Although the ingredients themselves have remained the same, their proportions are constantly changing. The rich flavor of the bar includes nougat, almond crumbs, caramel filling, and a thick chocolate layer. Today Mars is produced in several varieties
Galaxy. It is impossible not to mention this brand when it comes to chocolate taste. Galaxy gives a person a truly deep pleasure. The brand is owned by Mars. This chocolate is very popular not only in England, but also in the Middle East and Africa. In many other countries, we know this chocolate as Dove. This product in its varieties includes many components - milk chocolate and caramel, fruits and nuts ... The brand appeared on the market back in 1960, and since 1986 it has been owned by the Mars company. This brand not only produces chocolate bars, but also hot chocolate mix, ice cream and other sweets.
Cadbury. This brand is the best-selling of all chocolate products. Its history began back in 1824, when John Cadbury in London began his career as a pastry chef. He opened his cafe in Birmingham. Seven years later, he began to produce cocoa and hot chocolate according to his own recipes. Then in his work the main tools were a pestle and a mortar. Interestingly, John Cadbury was a lifelong member of the Temperance Society. He viewed his sweet foods as a substitute for alcohol, which had destructive social functions. In 1913, his heirs significantly changed the manufactured product, making it much more porous. The pride of the company, Dary Milk milk chocolate, has been produced since 1905. Now the brand under its own name also produces cereals, milk and fruit chocolates and bars, and even crackers. Cadbury is a tasty morsel for big business, and the company recently turned down a $ 15 billion offer from Kraft.
Toblerone. The packaging of this chocolate is very unusual, because it is made in the form of a triangular prism. But even more people are attracted by the very taste of this product. The chocolate recipe was invented in 1908 by Theodor Tobler and his cousin Emil Baumann. Then it included nougat, almonds and honey, topped with chocolate. The name itself is a combination of the author's name and the Italian word torrone (a special kind of nougat). The next year, enterprising confectioners registered their brand. Why chocolate has such an unusual shape is not completely clear. Someone thinks that the triangle resembles the Matterhorn in the Alps. And some believe that Tobler was inspired by a living pyramid of variety show dancers. Even a political scandal is associated with the name of chocolate. In 1995, the Swedish politician Salin spent part of her working money, including on a couple of these sweets. The case received a lot of publicity under the name "The Toblerone Case". Salin herself left politics for a while, abandoning the fight for the post-prime minister. Today chocolate comes in a variety of flavors - plain, white, fruit with nuts, and honey.
Patchi. Using the finest cocoa and hot chocolate, Lebanese confectioners have created a new variety for true gourmets. The company was founded in 1974 by Nizar. She immediately decided that it was necessary to make not only tasty things, but also to clothe them in exquisite and magnificent packaging. Patchi was originally positioned as a luxury item for the wealthiest people. Today, chocolates are produced in a mixed Belgian-Swiss style. The brand is represented in 140 stores in 35 countries of the world. Sweets are famous for their decorations. Styles and colors can match the occasion or the seasons. There are collections for holidays such as Christmas, Ramadan, Valentine's Day and so on. At the same time, natural ingredients are used in sweets - cocoa, milk powder, vanillin, roasted nuts and dried fruits. It is the Patchi brand that owns the most expensive chocolate in the world. The 49 box of chocolates sold for £ 5,000 is part of the Cream of Society premium collection.
Guylian. This famous brand of chocolate comes from Belgium. The company was founded by Guy Faubert. The name of the new product was given from a combination of the words Guy and Lillian (Fobert's wife). This is perhaps the most famous chocolate in the form of sea shells today. Inside there is a delicate praline with nuts and various fillings. The symbol of the brand is the seahorse, its use is protected by copyright. The company today sells its gourmet candies in custom-designed gift boxes, as well as bars and truffles. In 2005, Guylian entered the Guinness Book of Records for creating the largest chocolate Easter egg of all time. It was exhibited in Saint-Niklaas, Belgium. 26 confectioners of the company worked on the miracle chocolate for 8 days. The sculpture is 8 meters high and 6 meters wide. It took 1950 kilograms of chocolate to make it.
Ghirardelli. In 1852, the Italian Domingo Girardelli entered the US chocolate business. Having suffered a lot by that time from a series of financial losses and crises, he did not expect that over time the whole world would fall in love with his brand of sweets. The irresistible taste and form of "Ghirardelli" became their distinctive style. Today it is the second oldest chocolate company in the United States. At the same time, here, as in few other places, all aspects of chocolate production are controlled. Up to 40% of the cocoa beans are rejected for a truly superior product. Then the fruits are roasted and crushed to grains of 19 micrometers in diameter. Today Italian masters produce several varieties of chocolate, there are also unusual ones with a cinnamon or mint flavor. The company also produces other food products - chocolate drinks and flavored sauces. Today, the company is headquartered in the United States and ranks among the world's leading chocolate brands.
Lindt @ Sprungli. The history of the company begins in 1845. Then Rudolph Sprangli and his son owned a pastry shop in Zurich. They decided to expand their business and start producing chocolate. Rudolph's son acquired the Lindt company in 1899 and the company received its current name. However, the company is constantly developing, for example, in 1994 the Austrian chocolate factory was acquired, and in 1997 and 1998 - the Italian and American. The brand offers one of the most unique chocolate flavors. The Swiss were able to bring a piece of art to confectionery. The brand has been the benchmark for what milk chocolate should be for many years. In addition, the Swiss produce varieties of it. There is a collection with dried fruits, styles of decoration and methods of filling differ. After all, chocolate should be perfectly smooth. The company has 6 factories around the world. The glory of the brand was brought by their golden Bunny rabbits. These Easter Chocolates have been on sale every Easter since 1952. Moreover, each rabbit has a cute ribbon tied around its neck. Lindt @ Sprungli has a wide range of products: black and white chocolate with toffee, caramel, coffee, vanilla, pistachio, mandarin, cherry and many other flavors.
Ferrero Rocher. And in the end, we will leave, as it should be, the most delicious. Ferrero Rocher are large chocolates created by Italian confectioners and conquered all over the world. This delicacy is a whole hazelnut covered with milk chocolate, surrounded by a Nutella filling and enclosed in a nutshell. Based on this candy, the brand has created several more masterpieces - with the taste of lemon, forest year, pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts. Well, our most popular delicacy is "Rafaello", where the place of the nut was taken by almonds, and the essence of the candy remained the same. The candy has been in production since 1982, each containing 73 calories. The wrappers are usually gilded or silver in color, demonstrating the elegance and luxury of such a dish.