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Manufacturers The Top Ten chocolate manufacturers worldwide based on revenues according to a ranking made in 2006 by Datamonitor ComputerWire website. Without further adieu, the Top Ten chocolate manufacturers worldwide are: 1. Mars, Inc. - with revenues totaling to US$10, 418.3 million, Mars, Inc. has topped the list. This company is a world-wide manufacturer of chocolates as well as other confectionery, pet food and other food products. Their most popular chocolate products include Snickers, Mars Bar, Milky Way, M&Ms, and Twix among many others. 2. NestlĂŠ USA - revenue total is US$7, 261.3 million. Nestle is a multinational company that manufactures packaged food since the early 1900s. Their products include chocolate, milk, confectionery, bottled water, coffee, ice cream, food seasoning and pet foods. Their most popular chocolate products include Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Milky Bar, Matchmakers, NestlĂŠ Crunch, Oh Henry, and the Wonka Bars. 3. Ferrero SpA - revenue total is US$5, 269.6 million. Ferrero SpA is owned by the Italian family Ferrero that manufactures chocolate and other confectionery products founded by Pietro Ferrero in 1946. Their most famous chocolate products include Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Mon Cheri, and Giotto among others. 4. Cadbury Schweppes Plc - revenue total is US$3, 868.2 million. Cadbury Schweppes plc is considered to be the largest confectionery manufacturer in the world which also produces beverage. It's most popular chocolate products are Cadbury, Fry's and Green & Black's. (British) 5. The Hershey Company - revenue total is US$3, 708.2 million. The Hershey Company is the largest manufacturer of chocolates in North America and based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Hershey's is considered to be the Great American chocolate because it has been around since 1894. Popular Hershey's chocolate bars include the Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Hershey's Special Dark and Hershey's Cookies & Cream. 6. Barry Callebaut AG - revenue total is US$2, 911.4 million. Barry Callebeaut is considered to be the world's leading manufacturer of high quality cocoa & chocolate and which is based in Zurich, Switzerland. It produces chocolate for consumers, for food manufacturers and chefs. Its most popular gourmet chocolates brand includes Sarotti in Germany, Jacques in Belgium and Alprose in Switzerland. 7. Kraft Foods, Inc. - revenue total is US$2, 875.1 million. Kraft Foods, Inc. is considered to be the second largest food and beverage company in North America. This company is now a merger of different food companies that include The Philip Morris Company (now Altria Group), Nabisco and Kraft. Their chocolate products include Toblerone and Oreo.

8. Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spr端ngli AG - revenue total is US$2, 062.5 million. This chocolate manufacturer, commonly known as Lindt is a Swiss premium & confectionery company founded in 1845. Lindt & Spr端ngli's popular chocolates include the Lindor which is a hard chocolate shell with a smooth chocolate filling and comes with colored wrappers; Mint Intense, Toffee crunch, and Madagascar among many others. 9. Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. - revenue total is US$ 702.2 million. Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd. Is a Japanese confectionery and pharmaceutical company that produces the popular chocolate products Hello Panda and Yan Yan. 10. Russell Stover Candies Inc. - revenue total is US$ 509 million. Russell Stover Candies Inc. is a candy, chocolate and confections supplier in the United States which can be found in Kansas City, Missouri. Russel Stover's most famous products include mint chocolates and dark chocolates.


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