Chocolate in Popular Culture

Chocolate has a familiar place in popular culture everywhere throughout the world. Books, films, advertising and holidays all demonstrate the popularity of chocolate. Chocolate has a way to delight, express joy, love and even wonder. It will continue to play a huge role in popular culture for all demographics throughout the world. Here are some examples of just how much chocolate enter our world without us even realizing.


Chocolate has a close association with love for many people and it is always considered a wonderful gift for holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Children and adults love to receive chocolate on their birthdays. Easter is the big day for chocolate. This very important Christian holiday features chocolate Easter eggs. The famous eggs have many religious connotations throughout the Christian world.

Books, film and television

The most popular book featuring chocolate was ‘Charlie and Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. The book introduced a whole generation of young readers to the wonderful qualities of chocolate. It continues to make an impact on audiences even after the deal of Dahl. The book has been made into films numerous times and is a timeless piece that continues to surprise audiences and create new and exciting characters.

Advertisers are also looking for ways to promote their products to new audiences and the music and creativity of famous advertisements have made their way into popular culture. Nestle’s ‘Milky Bar Kid’ advertisements were hugely popular during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Chocolate plays an important part in many people’s lives. The nostalgia, joy, love, festive and religious connotations of chocolate make it a profound part of popular culture. It takes a unique place in the lives of people of all ages. The evidence can be found in books, films, television and on special holidays and events.