Chocolate! If you're like us, you simply can't get enough of it. Heck, in our opinion it should be considered a separate food group on the food pyramid.

Perhaps the United States Department of Agriculture could be convinced to upgrade the nation's food pyramid by recommending that at least 4 oz. of chocolate be consumed a day as part of a healthy diet! Hey, we know it's a stretch, but you have to keep hope alive.

And oh, how we love chocolate in the U.S. Not only is the U.S. the biggest producer of chocolate, but we're also one of the largest consumers of it. According to a 2015 report by Mintel, chocolate sales could reach 25 billion in the U.S. in 2019.

Do you like noshing on chocolate a few times a week? Well, don't worry, you're not alone! According to Mintel's report, 53 percent of U.S. consumers eat chocolate at least once a week. And while some of us might view it as necessary as air, 75 percent of chocolate eaters consumer it as a treat.

And with so many chocolate brands and types to choose from, is it possible to even have a favorite? According to an article by The Daily Meal, Americans do have a favorite.

Here are the top 10 chocolate candies, according to research done by SymphonyIRI Group:

1. M&Ms
2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
3. Snickers
4. Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar
5. Kit Kat
6. Twix
7. 3 Musketeers
8. Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme
9. Milky Way
10. Almond Joy

Did your favorite make the list?

That's just part of what Annette and Megan talk about in the latest Forever 39 podcast — listen above.

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— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

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