Roy Morgan Research
July 26, 2013

And Australia’s favourite chocolate bar is…

Topic: Press Release
Finding No: 5059
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Cherry Ripe! Not only is it Australia’s oldest chocolate bar (dating back to 1924), it’s also the country’s favourite, according to the latest data from Roy Morgan Research.

In the 12 months to March 2013, 49% of Australians aged 14+ consumed chocolate bars in an average four-week period (down from 53% in the year to March 2009). Cherry Ripe was the most popular choice, with 10% of Aussies indulging in one (up from 9% in the year to March 2009); ahead of Cadbury Dairy Milk 50g blocks (9%, up from 8%).

Mars Bars came in third, but the proportion of Aussies consuming the bar has decreased over the last five years to 8% (from 10% in the year to March 2009).

While Cherry Ripe is the most popular chocolate bar among the total population, sweet-tooths aged under 25 are more likely to consume Boost bars (14%), while those aged 25-34 favour Mars Bar (11%).

Sweet treats: top 6 Chocolate Bars consumed by Australians in an average four-week period

Source: Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), April 2012 –March 2013, n = 20,767.

Norman Morris, Industry Communications Director, Roy Morgan Research, says:

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“Over the last five years there has been a small decrease in the proportion of Australians consuming chocolate bars in any given four-week period. During this time, Cherry Ripe and Cadbury Dairy Milk 50g bars gained popularity while Mars and Kit Kat declined.

“It’s interesting to note how taste varies by age, with those aged over 35 showing a clear preference for Cherry Ripe, and those under 35 more likely to consume other chocolate bar brands.

“It is vital for chocolate bar manufacturers to understand the detailed profiles of their customers and how they differ from those of other brands to ensure they remain competitive.

Click here to view our extensive range of Chocolate Bar Profiles, including the Chocolate Bar Consumer ProfileChocolate Bar Buyer ProfileCherry Ripe Consumer Profile, and more.  These profiles provide a broad understanding of the target audience, in terms of demographics, attitudes, activities and media usage in Australia.

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For comments or more information please contact:

Norman Morris, Industry Communications Director

Telephone: +61 (3) 9224 5172; Mobile: +61 402 014 474

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Margin of Error

The margin of error to be allowed for in any estimate depends mainly on the number of interviews on which it is based. Margin of error gives indications of the likely range within which estimates would be 95% likely to fall, expressed as the number of percentage points above or below the actual estimate. Allowance for design effects (such as stratification and weighting) should be made as appropriate.

Sample Size Percentage Estimate
40% – 60% 25% or 75% 10% or 90% 5% or 95%
1,000 ±3.0 ±2.7 ±1.9 ±1.3
5,000 ±1.4 ±1.2 ±0.8 ±0.6
7,500 ±1.1 ±1.0 ±0.7 ±0.5
10,000 ±1.0 ±0.9 ±0.6 ±0.4
20,000 ±0.7 ±0.6 ±0.4 ±0.3
50,000 ±0.4 ±0.4 ±0.3 ±0.2

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