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Cocoa and chocolate in the USA

In the United States, only 10% of adults eat chocolate daily, 57% of chocolate lovers are women. Americans have a clear preference for milk chocolate, dark chocolate appeals to only 15% of 18-44 year-olds and 29% of 45 years.

The chocolate market in the U.S.

Cocoa consumption in North America, which is the second largest, is expected to increase 3.6% annually to $ 703,000 tonnes.

U.S. imported 18% of the world production of chocolate. In 2013 the price of cocoa back to levels not seen for two years: cocoa reached New York's highest price since September 2011, to 2,776 dollars per ton. In London tonne achieved the same performance, rising to approximately 2 890 dollars.

The brown bean increased by 21% since the beginning of 2013, mainly because of weaker than expected crops in Africa west, which provides 70% of cocoa in the world.

Moreover, cocoa undergoes an overall increase in volumes crushed. According to the American trade association NCA, it is 8.25% more beans that have been ground between July and September compared with the same period in 2012.

Meanwhile, European statistics reported a higher grinding 4.7% in the third quarter. In Asia, the increase is 12.13% over the same period, according to the Cocoa Association of Asia.

Kinder Surprise banned in the USA

In 1938, through the Federal Food Dry and Comestic Act, Washington banned the sale of all chocolate delight containing within it a toy or other trinket (trinket).

Consequently, Kinder, the famous egg containing a surprise is banned from the U.S.. The underlying reason for this law is the government afraid of a child choking inadvertently swallowing small toy.

These small eggs can not be brought into the country by tourists. In 2012 the FDA again reasserts both formal ban Kinder Surprise in the USA.

That same year, the maximum penalty was a fine of $ 2,500.

American brands of cocoa and chocolate

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