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All about chocolate

By Yun Suh-young Korea is a country that obsessively celebrates Valentines Day, but ironically consumes very low amounts of chocolate per person annually. According to data released by the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) Monday, Koreans annually consume 607g of chocolate per person which works out to 8.7 chocolate bars weighing 70g each. This is a slight increase from 7.9 bars in 2011, yet far below the top consumer Switzerland with 9kg per person annually. The top 10 chocolate consumers are Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, England, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Netherlands, the U.S. and France, according to Euromonitors 2015 statistics. The fact that Europeans are the highest consumers of chocolate is an interesting fact to take note of, considering chocolates long history dating back to ancient Maya.

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