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Mums survey reveals they consume the most chocolate in the household

Posted on: April 17, 2018 3:58 pm

Mums survey reveals they consume the most chocolate in the household

It’s official mums across the UK love chocolate! We asked 1,850 mums what they think about chocolate and found that over 50% consume more than 2-4  x 150gram bars per week. 

The Talk to Mums Survey has revealed that mums eats 10% more chocolate than their partner or their kids.  Despite the fact that over 72% of the mums who took part in the survey have a healthy diet and over 45% exercise more than twice a week.

Nearly three-quarters of mums (72%) revealed they consume the most chocolate from the comfort of their home.  Users cited reasons why as, for a snack, when I’m hungry I grab some chocolate to keep me going or when I need a little bit of extra energy.  Milk Chocolate is their favourite with over 70% preferring milk over white or dark chocolate.

72% of mums describe chocolate as a great tasty snack with 85% spending between £2.00 – £5.00 per week on chocolate.

57% said that brands should be looking at reducing the sugar content in their chocolate due to the increase in obesity issues and general increase in health awareness within the family unit.

With Easter just around the corner, over half of mums say they will only give their kids 1 small bag or 1 large branded egg box as their Easter treat. Reasons given by Talk to Mums users is; they get treats all the time and Easter is no longer a special occasion for chocolate, they want to eat it all in 1 day, we want to encourage moderation with treats.

Mums remember the first time they gave their kids a chocolate to try, with over 91% saying it was after the age of 1.  With the key reason being they don’t want their kids to become too addicted to chocolate.

Talk to Mums MD Sally Durcan said; “What this data shows is that chocolate is on the weekly shopping list and definitely here to stay. There is a real desire for “indulgent treats” categories to be proving they are reducing sugar whilst tasting good. Mums will buy chocolate for the household but are more likely to moderate how much is given out to the kids as they are more educated on healthy eating and more aware of what foods their kids are consuming. 

Parents count all chocolatey treats towards their kids chocolate consumption, making it important that brands look at how they are marketing themselves to mums. Product education and awareness is the key, as mums are the key brand influencer in the household accounting for 80% of all household purchasing decisions.”

Talk to Mums is an peer to peer influencer network that connects brands with 5 million women across the uk, with children aged two to teens through sampling, vouchers and surveys. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you get your brand into the right hands. 

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