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Brazil Loves White Chocolate, Canada Not So Much

03/06/2014 07:51 am ET
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It's no secret that white chocolate fans are few and far between. Even we HuffPost Taste editors have been guilty of snubbing our nose at chocolate's pale cousin once or twice. It's not even chocolate, is the retort you'll hear most often. But we've recently found ourself giving white chocolate another chance, and it turns out we're not alone.

According to data from Euromonitor, nearly $1.5 billion dollars of white chocolate was sold last year alone. We're not sure about you, but that's proof enough for us that a whole lot of people are eating a whole lot of white chocolate. But not all countries feel the same when it comes to chocolate -- some are way more into the stuff than others.

Leading the way in white chocolate love is the nation of Brazil -- where white chocolate ice cream is a staple for children. Next in line is the Netherlands (where 15 percent of their chocolate consumption is white chocolate) and then South Africa (coming in at 13.5 percent). Of course, then there's Canada, who hasn't jumped on board with white chocolate AT ALL -- they clearly doesn't want to see anything white unless they absolutely have to. Too. Much. Snow.

Check out how you're country's chocolate consumption rates.

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