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List Rules Vote for your favorite chocolate company.

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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2,323 955
Lindt & Sprüngli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

2
2,117 755
The Hershey Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

3
2,027 1,058
Ferrero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

4
1,823 758
Dove Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

5
1,604 997
Nestlé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

6
1,662 650
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

7
1,525 1,174
Cadbury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

8
1,486 891
Godiva Chocolatier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

9
795 935
Mars, Incorporated is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

10
816 831
Kinder Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
HusseinAwada added Kinder

11
607 777
Milka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
MadisonJeannineWallace added Milka

12
572 801
Tootsie Roll Industries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

13
504 756
See's Candies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

14
340 854
Ritter Sport is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
MadisonJeannineWallace added Ritter Sport

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15
233 801
Meiji is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

16
175 686
Whittaker's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
defecto53 added Whittakers

17
137 816
Green & Black's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
Reilcan Jones added Green & Black's

18
159 694
Wilbur Chocolate Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

19
171 658
Lotte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

20
151 787
Kraft Foods is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

21
132 560
Guittard Chocolate Company is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

The Top Fast Food Brands

22
137 583
Necco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

23
148 704
Valrhona is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

24
123 638
Scharffen Berger Chocolate Mak... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

25
95 472
Annabelle Candy Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

26
65 531
Droste is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
hcorkmeyer added Droste Dutch chocolate

27
54 493
Marou is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
Anh Đinh added Marou

28
58 525
Kraš is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
sageantone added Kraš

The Very Best Chocolate Bars

29
47 387
Payard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

30
70 440
Vosges Haut-Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

31
77 513
La Maison Du Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

32
70 487
Lake Champlain Chocolates is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

33
66 446
Eclat Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

34
70 495
Teuscher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

35
64 526
Mondelēz International is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

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48 353
Max Brenner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

37
49 367
Jacques Torres Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

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28 331
Equal Exchange is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

39
39 321
Pearson's Candy Company is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

40
40 334
Richard Donnelly Fine Chocolat... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

41
38 317
L.A. Burdick Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

42
34 283
Fremantle Chocolate Factory is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

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43
36 309
Paul A. Young Fine Chocolates is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

44
43 415
Baronie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

45
45 449
Goldeck Süßwaren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

46
21 272
Orion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
Ari Aries added Orion

47
23 283
Romolo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies
brenpa added Romolo Third best in western Pennsylvania

48
31 297
Ganong Bros. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

49
35 385
Halloren Chocolate Factory is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies

50
31 306
Sulpice Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Chocolate Companies