There’s nothing better than a friend. Unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Can you tell we’re a little bit obsessed with chocolate?

And who could blame us?

When we’re feeling a little blue, chocolate always turns our frowns upside down. When we’re baking delicious sweet treats, we can always rely on chocolate. And when we’re looking for a special gift for a special someone – chocolate is always a good choice.

We’re not alone.

In fact, every year, chocolate sales around the world contribute a massive $83billion to the global economy.

Ever since chocolate’s humble beginnings in pre-modern Latin America (where the cacao bean was used as currency) – chocolate has grown to become one of life’s most loved luxuries.

And on our humble island, chocolate plays a major part in our lifestyles.

The UK is the 7th highest consumer of chocolate in the world (4th in Europe). That means for every Brit, 8.4kg of the sweet stuff was consumed in 2017.

If you’re wondering who takes first place – you guessed already. Switzerland. In fact, 40% of the world’s chocolate is consumed right here in Europe.

We do have sweet teeth after all.

Around the world, we all enjoy chocolate in different ways.

It’s time to jump on the cocoa caravan.

Take a look at this infographic by Avas Flowers to see what delicious treats are being consumed in every corner of the globe.