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Comfort eating through the recession

Is chocolate recession-proof? Does the sale of sweets and crisps rise during a downturn, asks Jennifer O’Leary

12th December, 2009

The next time you seek comfort from financial woes in a bar of chocolate or packet of sweets, you could be doing your bit for Irish companies that are quietly holding their own during the downturn.

Ireland’s chocolate market, valued at approximately €544 million annually, has among the highest per capita consumption in the world. Irish chocaholics eat their way through 9.7kgof chocolate confectionery each year, surpassing Britain (9 .4kg) and Germany (8.1kg).


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