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The World Cup of Chocolate (#wcoc) is underway. Who will win?

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If you are on twitter and aren’t following Richard Osman (@richardosman) then you are missing out big time. Best known for being Alexander Armstrong’s ‘pointless friend’ on the BBC day-time quiz show Pointless, Armstrong is just one of those people who is just cool. Recently he came up with the idea for the World Cup of Chocolate and people on twitter are voting for who they think should be crowned the chocolate coupe de monde.

Here are how the groups stack up:

Group A; TWIX, FRUIT & NUT, WISPA/GOLD, REVELS

Group B; TWIRL, DAIRY MILK, PICNIC, ROLO

Group C; FLAKE, KIT KAT, CARAMAC, MUNCHIES

Group D; RIPPLE, CARAMEL, BOOST, MINSTRELS

Group E; DOUBLE DECKER, SNICKERS, MINT AERO, SMARTIES

Group F; CURLY WURLY, BOUNTY, MARS BAR, CREME EGG

Group G; CRUNCHIE, GALAXY, STAR BAR, BUTTONS

Group H; TOFFEE CRISP, YORKIE, LION BAR, MALTESERS

Groups E-H are voting now but we have winners from the first round of voting.

Group A saw a shock as Twix took down the favourite Wispa. The performance of Twix against Wispa makes me feel confident about how my Mars Bar and Galaxy picks will fare today. In Group B Dairy Milk was dumped out by the Twirl. Might be the biggest shocker so far. Kit Kat cruised in Group C but Group D was a right old ding-dong battle as it was a three-bar race but the non-bar Minstrels are in the hat for the Quarter-Finals.

My votes for Groups E-H were Mint Aero, Mars, Galaxy and Yorkie but they aren’t my tips. I think Snickers go through along with Mars and Galaxy with Group H being wide open but the nostalgic Toffee Crisp pick could come through. However it looks as though Mars products are in great shape to lift the title and upset Nestl√© and Cadbury’s.

More on this as the voting unfolds…

Update: Shocks galore in the group stage as Double Decker, Creme Egg, Crunchie and Maltesers qualify for the quarter-finals. Just an absolute stunner.

Quarter-Final line-up as follows:

A; DOUBLE DECKER v KIT KAT
B; CREME EGG v TWIRL
C; MALTESERS v MINSTRELS
D; CRUNCHIE v TWIX

To take part put your answers in a tweet with the hashtag #wcoc by midnight tonight.

Update Two:

Semi-Finals and I’m in total shock now. The voters and people of twitter clearly needed a nice close jacket and padded walls but without much further ado…

A; TWIRL V CRUNCHIE
B; MALTESERS V DOUBLE DECKER

Update Three:

Your finals and 3rd/4th place playoffs are set…

The Final is…

TWIRL V MALTESERS

Meaning your 3rd/4th play playoff is between…

CRUNCHIE V DOUBLE DECKER

Twirl people of the UK. Are you freaking serious?

Update Four:

CRUNCHIE is your third placed chocolate bar but the winner despite no-one ever buying them is TWIRL. Insanity.

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January 10th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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  1. Grear coverage! Though no one ever buying Twirl?! It’s the number 1 seller in the country so the cup went by the numbers really!

    Jerry

    14 Jan 12 at 3:06 am

  2. […] Egg. The delight comes out but once a year and made it all the way into the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Chocolate defeating the old fashioned favourite Mars Bar en route to the quarter-finals where it lost out to […]

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