Our 12 favorite brands of chocolate

Cadbury

Since 1824 with its Dairy Milk, Curly Wurly, and other bars and bite-sized snacks. The Creme Eggs are still the most popular product, with some 200 million sold in the U.K.

Côte d'Or

Côte d'Or was purchased by the American multinational company Kraft in 1990 (and later spun off into Mondelez International), so the 135-year-old brand can now be found across the U.S. 

Dove

Despite the acquisition, the brand’s chocolate bars, squares, and ice cream bars have retained their smooth, signature taste and are even popular in the U.K. under the Galaxy brand. 

Ferrero

In order to save money on chocolate, Italian chocolatier Pietro Ferrero began adding hazelnuts to his treats, which led to the creation of the now infamous, gold-wrapped Ferrero Rocher truffles

Ghirardelli

Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli is the third-oldest chocolate company in the U.S. and is best known for its chocolate bars, squares, sauces, and beverages

Godiva

Godiva is synonymous with fancy chocolate, and for good reason. The Belgian brand has been crafting chocolates and packaging them in its signature gold boxes since 1926

The Hershey Company

Europeans may thumb their noses at this American brand, but the 123-year-old Hershey Company isn’t going anywhere. Don’t just include the iconic chocolate bars and kisses, 

Lindt & Sprüngli

To clear up any confusion: Lindt & Sprüngli is the chocolate company, Lindor are the round chocolate truffles made by Lindt in varieties like milk, dark, and white chocolate

Mars, Inc.

Mars is the sixth-largest privately owned company in the world, mostly thanks to the success of its products like 3 Musketeers, M&M’s, Milky Way, Snickers, Twix, and Mars bars

Milka

Although invented in Switzerland in 1901, the Milka brand has been produced in Germany for the last century, and currently manufactures 140,000 tons of chocolate every year. 

Nestle

The crispy Nestle Crunch bar is probably the most famous offering of the 152-year-old Nestle company, but it also produces 8,000 other brands, including Butterfinger, Kit Kat 

Russell Stover

The average person probably wouldn’t buy a box of Russell Stover chocolate for themselves, they likely wouldn’t hesitate to polish off an entire container of the assorted truffles

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