The World Cup of Chocolate Bars 2016 Recap
The World Cup of Chocolate Bars is a 16 bar single-elimination tournament for chocolate bars held on Facebook. Chocolate bars are put head-to-head in one hour-long matches, and Facebook users vote for their favourite chocolate bars until 15 are eliminated and one is crowned the world's best chocolate bar.
The 2016 World Cup of Chocolate Bars was a tournament for the ages.
Sixteen chocolate bars took to the pitch in hopes of being crowned the world's greatest chocolate bar, each knowing that there could be only one left standing.
This was the backdrop as the Davids of the chocolate world (Eat-More, Crunchie, Bounty) and the Goliaths (Snickers, Mars, Oh Henry) took to the field of battle. It was in this cauldron where heroes were forged and legends written.
2016 will be remembered as the year Eat-More asserted itself as a bar to be reckoned with. It will be remembered as the year Mars was brought back down to Earth. It will be remembered as the year Aeros took flight, and Caramilk secrets were revealed. And it will be remembered as the year chocolate bar fans were filled with Wunderment.
We'll not soon forget Eat-More's incredible first round upset over tournament favorite Twix. Nor can we possibly forget Caramilk's dramatic extra time win over Kit-Kat. But, Caramilk is no doubt hoping the world forgets it's lopsided 37-8 loss to eventual world champion, Coffee Crisp.
In the end it was the great uniter, Coffee Crisp, who in the ashes of battle was able gain the allegiance of the fallen, forging alliances that would render it unbeatable. 2016 will be remembered as the year a crispy coffee wafer showed what it takes to be a true champion: An unbreakable bond of togetherness.
- Matt Nightingale