Revealed: The nation's favourite chocolate bars

Adults will consume 7,560 chocolate bars, 2,268 slices of chocolate cake and 8,316 chocolate biscuits during their lifetime.
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A study of 2,000 adults found the average person will also indulge themselves with 3,024 mugs of hot chocolate, 126 Easter eggs and feast on 2,898 miniature chocolates over the course of their life.

Snickers topped the poll as the nation’s favourite chocolate bar, beating the classic Cadbury Dairy Milk by a narrow margin.

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The study also found a Galaxy bar is the nation’s third favourite chocolate bar, which was controversially followed by Bounty – beating a KitKat for fourth place.

And sneaking into the top 10 were classics Twix, Twirl and Wispa, followed by Mars Bar and Flake.

Jo Pullin, Dechox campaign manager at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which commissioned the study, said: “We know that chocolate isn’t an essential part of a healthy diet but is a much-loved indulgence in the UK.

“Whether it’s in cakes, biscuits, a tasty dessert or a chocolate bar, there are so many options available it’s easy to lose track of how much chocolate we’re consuming.

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"It can be difficult to break our chocolate habits but Dechox is the perfect way to help cut your chocolate cravings whilst raising money for a good cause.”

The study also found the average UK adult will enjoy 6,048 Bounty, Snickers, Milky Ways and KitKats over their lifetime.

Around 9,072 Double Deckers, Mars Bars, Twix, KitKat Chunky’s, Yorkies and Boost bars will also be consumed alongside 6,804 Cadbury Dairy Milks, Twirls, Kinder Buenos and Lion Bars.

It also emerged more than two-fifths of Brits confess to being chocoholics, and 45 per cent would really struggle to try and give up the treat.

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As many as two-fifths agreed chocolate is their favourite food, and an equal percentage (40 per cent) confessed they couldn’t live without it.

Of the 21 per cent who HAVE attempted to scrap the sweet stuff, they have managed to last an average of 20 days before caving to cravings.

The research, conducted via OnePoll, found 57 per cent struggle to give up things which are bad for them – where chocolate is a frequent culprit.

The figures have been released ahead of the BHF’s Dechox campaign – the charity’s annual challenge to get the nation to give up chocolate for the month of March to raise funds for the BHF’s life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases.

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Jo Pullin of BHF added: “We know we’re a nation of chocolate lovers and that’s why we’re calling on the nation to put their will power to the test this March for a fantastic cause.

"Dechox is a great way to help curb your chocolate cravings and fund the British Heart Foundation’s vital research into heart and circulatory conditions, which affects around seven million people in the UK.”

Britain’s top 30 favourite chocolate bars:

1. Snickers

2. Cadbury Dairy Milk

3. Galaxy Bar

4. Bounty

5. Kit Kat

6. Twix

7. Twirl

8. Wispa

9. Mars Bar

10. Flake

11. Crunchie

12. Aero Mint

13. Kit Kat Chunky

14. Toblerone

15. Double Decker

16. Cadbury's Fruit and Nut

17. Milkybar

18. Bourneville

19. Lindor

20. Fry's Turkish Delight

21. Daim

22. Cadbury Caramel

23. Galaxy Ripple

24. Cadbury Fudge

25. Picnic

26. Starbar

27. Galaxy Caramel

28. Milky Way

29. Aero

30. Yorkie

Breakdown of Brits’ lifetime consumption of chocolate:

51g bar of milk chocolate: 3,780

51g bar of dark chocolate: 2,268

51g bar of white chocolate: 1,512

Easter eggs: 126

Slices of cake containing chocolate: 2,268

Mugs of hot cocoa: 3,024

Biscuits/cookies containing chocolate: 8,316

Miniature chocolates (such as Celebrations or Heroes): 2,898

Bounty: 1,512

Snickers: 1,512

Milky Way: 1,512

Double Decker: 1,512

Mars Bar: 1,512

Kit Kat: 1,512

Twix: 1,512

Kit Kat Chunky: 1,512

Lion Bar: 1,512

Yorkie: 1,512

Boost: 1,512

Kinder Bueno: 1,512

Cadbury's Dairy Milk: 2,268

Twirl: 1,512