Current industrial chocolate market of Bangladesh
AuthorHossain, Md. Ekramul
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Chocolate is one of the most popular and widely consumed products in the world, with North American countries devouring the lion's share, followed by Europe. The variety of chocolate products available is seemingly without limit, with the candy bars and cakes that we are all familiar with barely being the tip of the iceberg. Chocolate is broadly classified by the amount of cocoa it contains. Milk chocolate accounts for more than 50% of all chocolate consumption but may contain as little as 10% cocoa. Hershey's milk chocolate has approximately 11% cocoa, with a whole lot of milk and sugar added in. Chocolate is considered “dark” if it has more than 60% cocoa. If you answered “neither,” you’re in the minority. Most people either want to get a taste of that chocolate goodness, or just finished having one. Particularly in the western world and increasingly in the eastern, it is a hugely popular ingredient or main event for desserts and even meals. Growth of the chocolate industry over the last decade has been driven in large part by an increasing awareness of the health benefits of certain types of chocolate and growing popularity in Asian Pacific countries. This powerful growth in demand - both locally and globally - is poorly matched against an unpredictable supply. However, chocolate consumers are considerably price insensitive. Except in rare circumstances consumers are willing to purchase what they consider an “affordable luxury.” Now a days Lucerne is one of the most chocolate supplier in the country, overall 20% of the total demand they are supplying to the customer.