Good news chocoholics: The sweet stuff is getting cheaper

Welcome data from the statisticians if you're a fan of cocoa-based sweet things.

The Office for National Statistics has reported that as food product prices fell by 0.5 per cent between November and December, the main contribution came from a drop "in the price of chocolate and food preparations containing cocoa".

Product prices in that category fell by 6.7 per cent in that period.

On that note, chocolate company Lindt saw its global sales rise by eight per cent in 2013 to SwFr 2.883bn (£1.95bn).

Lindt's sales growth in the UK reached double-digit rates.