Chocolate dishes are favourites
Chocolate fondant, followed by chocolate mousse are France's favourite desserts, particularly among the young
THE FRENCH have a taste for chocolate as their favourite dessert, particularly among the young.
Chocolate fondant was chosen by 24%, closely followed by chocolate mousse (23%) before crepes (traditional, not chocolate) and îles flottantes crept in to stem the chocolate flood in a survey by pollsters TNS-Sofres.
People aged 18-24 were the most chocolate-prone, with 39% picking fondant and 31% mousse as their favourites. They were also fans of the chocolate-friendly dishes tiramisu, macaroons and brownies.
Older people, over 65s, preferred more traditional French desserts, apple tart, îles flottantes and strawberry tart.
A healthy fruit salad did make it to second place in the choices of 50-64-year-olds, but only scored 12th place overall.