Tuesday June 19, 2012
NCA Reveals Chocolate Insights
Washington, DC — The average American consumes chocolate 107 times per year and approximately twice a week, with nearly 71 percent of chocolate consumption occurring in the home, according to NCA Sweet Insights.
Approximately 41 percent of the population consumes chocolate at least once per day, with almost half consuming it every day, the NCA reveals.
Additionally, 88 percent of moderate chocolate consumers believe they have control over their health, compared with 81 percent of those who never eat chocolate. They also are more likely to use weight management practices such as eating more fruits and vegetables and eating smaller portions, the association reports.
Those who moderately consume chocolate are 13 percent more likely to spend time with friends, 18 percent more likely to spend time with family, and 14 percent more likely to spend time purchasing and preparing food when compared with those who never eat chocolate.
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