We’re going to go right ahead and say, yes, it can be. Though, most scientists are divided on the subject it’s clear that chocolate induces cravings and these chocolate cravings definitely hit women harder than men. The actual addiction bit is harder to pinpoint and, as with all addiction, it really depends on the character of the person and whether or not said person is pre-disposed to addiction.
To get a little more clarity, it helps to understand what the experts refer to as an addiction and how it is recognized. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary online, addiction is: “a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble)”.