The statistic shows the per capita consumption of chocolate in selected countries worldwide in 2007. In the United States, the per capita consumption of chocolate was 5.2 kilograms in 2007.
Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical, small (15 to 26 foot tall), evergreen tree Theobroma cacao, also named cacao tree or cocoa tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years in Mexico as well as Central and South America. The earliest documented use is around 1,100 BC.