Meet the Most Popular Candy, Chocolate Bar in Selected Asian Countries
Holidays abroad are a chance to experience everything a country has to offer: its attractions, its culture, its people…and its candy (or ‘sweets’ depending where you come from). Keen to meet all family travel needs, FamilyBreakFinder have researched the most popular chocolate bars, candy and gum across the world. Despite the huge diversity of brands on this map, the majority of these confectioneries are owned by one of the market’s corporate giants such as Nestlé, Mondalez, Mars or Ferrero.
Note: this map isn’t comprehensive or perfect.
Familybreakfinder.co.uk researched all countries where data was available (80 countries). Sources used include global market research company Euromonitor and corporate websites. Sometimes only the name of the overarching candy brand, such as Cadbury or Milka, was provided and not a specific product name. Sometimes there were discrepancies between different sources over which was the best seller. Where no sales data was available whatsoever – such as in North Korea and Myanmar – we have used news media sources like BBC, CNN, and Yahoo, where best-selling confectionery has been reported on.
In the case of North Korea, Choco Pie is an illicit marshmallow biscuit smuggled from South Korea [Source]. Despite being banned in 2014, it is thought to be widely available and – due to its superior quality to rival local products – the most popular confectionery product.
Source : familybreakfinder.co.uk