Stat of the day: £31m

Sales of chocolate spread in 2010.

by Elizabeth Anderson
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
An appropriately chocolatey stat, given the time of year: sales of chocolate spread has risen 41% over the past two years, standing at £31m in 2010.  

According to Mintel, chocolate spread is now the UK’s fifth favourite sweet toast accompaniment (bit specific, but nevertheless…) - and it’s not the only sweet spread making a comeback.  Sales of peanut butter have also soared, from a low of £25m in 2006 to £40m last year. Mintel says its resurgence is mainly due to manufacturers offering a healthier version of the product. It also became more popular during the recession as people saw it as an indulgent low cost treat. Yum.

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