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The Best Chocolate Companies  

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A list of the best chocolate brands from all over the world, ranked by chocoholics. The top chocolate companies make many of the best chocolate bars and candies that are favored by many around the world. Chocolate is the perfect treat when you're feeling down, hungry, celebrating, or... just about any afternoon. Recent studies have shown that chocolate is actually good for you too, as it's thought to lower stress and decrease the chance of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. (Note: If you are, in fact, a chocoholic, it is best to just take those "scientific studies" at face value and skip the fine print.) 

There is something for everyone on this list of chocolate companies. Whether you prefer indie chocolatiers like La Maison Du Chocolate in New York and Norman Love Confections in Naples, FL; European chocolate makers with a rich history like Teuscher in Zurich, Switzerland; more recently popular brands like Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker in Berkeley, CA, or tried-and-true standbys like Hershey's and Godiva, it's hard to go wrong with any of the chocolate makers on this list. Which company makes your favorite chocolates? 

Feel free to add your favorite chocolate brands and vote up the existing items on this list! 

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Lindt & Sprüngli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Dove Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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The Hershey Company is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Nestlé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Godiva Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Kinder Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Mars, Incorporated is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Milka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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See's Candies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Tootsie Roll Industries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Ritter Sport is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Meiji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Whittaker's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Green & Black's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Wilbur Chocolate Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Lotte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Guittard Chocolate Company is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Valrhona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Cailler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Kraft Foods is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Scharffen Berger Chocolate Mak... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
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Necco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies