We love chocolate at World of Snacks and chances are if you are reading this blog post you do too. However, is chocolate loved by everyone in the world? We spent a little time digging up research to see just how popular chocolate is across the globe.
Lucky for us, Nielsen led one of the studies we found. In 2014 they asked 30,000 consumers from around the world in 60 different countries what they snacked on in the last 30 days. Guess what the most common response was? Chocolate! A massive 64 percent of overall responses mentioned it was chocolate they were snacking on most recently.
So which region loves chocolate the most? We are in North America and although chocolate weighed in at 59%, chips were actually the most snacked on category coming in at 63%. Even though chocolate was the most common answer across the board, only one region weighed in with chocolate in the first position.
The Asian Pacific region reported a massive 69%! Chocolate was in first for both China and Japan. Our international snack store carries a large selection of Japanese Snacks and the amazing selection of chocolates correlates with this report. In all of the remaining regions chocolate ranked 2nd as the most consumed snack.
What other items are people around the world snacking on? Bloomberg Business did a fantastic job highlighting the results on their Global Snack Survey article. A surprise for us is how popular popcorn is in the United States and Latin America. Currently World of Snacks does not offer any popcorn snacks. This is something we need to consider.
Good news. We've just added several flavors of Lotte Pepero to our international snack store. They all look so yummy and it was a hard choice choosing just one flavor to review here on our blog. So how did we decide to review the Lotte Pepero Double Dip Milk & White Chocolate? Easy, we went with the Pepero with the most chocolate!
Before we jump into our review, we should take a moment to talk about Pepero. If you've never heard of Pepero but think it looks oddly familiar you may be thinking of the Japanese Pocky. These tasty treats are nearly identical but are in no way related to each other. Pocky is the older of the two which was established in the 1960s. Pepero (owned by Korean Brand Lotte) didn't come along until the 1980s. They are both cookie sticks dipped in a variety of chocolate and toppings. We plan to do a direct comparison of the two in the near future here on our blog. Let's take a closer look at Lotte Pepero Milk & White Chocolate dipped cookies.
We love the packaging. It looks very classy and extra tempting. The outside box is well done and features gold foil and tons of tasty chocolate. Inside we found two separate bags, each containing 5 cookie sticks. Again, well designed packaging and ideal since you may want to break up the portion and take your time devouring them. So do they taste as good as they look?
Before we decided to do our review we did a little research. The following that Pepero has on social media and other outlets is strong. So we had high expectations. I think the faithful followers have led us to a slight disappointment. The Lotte Pepero Double Dip Milk & White Chocolate is enjoyable. They are good, but not phenomenal. This may be the charm of this snack though. A simple, straight-forward snack that's pleasant and tasty. So there you have it. Check out our current selection of Korean Cookies. We will ship them to you no matter where you live. As always, keep on snacking world!
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.