Chocs away, men


MEN, not women, are the true chocoholics, researchers claim.

Sixty per cent of men snack on chocolate compared with just 50 per cent of women, according to consumer research company Mintel.

Mintel says this is because weight-obsessed women are ditching sugary foods and buying alternatives containing fewer calories and carbohydrates.

The survey of 1000 adults found that more than 75 per cent of women claim to eat healthy snacks, compared with 66 per cent of men. Almost twice as many women (13 per cent) as men (8 per cent) choose vegetables to snack on.,5478,10159424%255E662,00.html