Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Cacao popularity has changed by 29.94% over the past year. On average, Cacao is consumed 2.28 times every year. Market adoption for Cacao in restaurants is 1.36% and it is on 0.08% of recipes.

Cacao plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Cacao dishes in restaurants. March 2021 data
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Harvest Cafe (Ventura, California)
Blue Stripes Cacao (New York, New York)
Giving Tree Cafe (Phoenix, Arizona)
The Strand House (Manhattan Beach, California)

Fastest rising Cacao pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Cacao. March 2021 data
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#1clam
#2crab
#3milk thistle
#4oat milk
38.84%
#5tuna
37.33%
#6bitters
35.53%
#7juice
33.86%
#8wine
30.19%
#9chicken
26.15%
#10beans
25.00%

Food Market Overview for Cacao

Cacao Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Cacao related conversations over the past year. March 2021 Data
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  • Annual Growth

    Cacao consumption yearly growth rate
    29.94%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Cacao is consumed 2.28 times on average every year
    2.28
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Cacao represents. March 2021 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Cacao at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. March 2021 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

    • Eat In
    • Market Avg.
    • Eat Out
  • Percentage of restaurants that serve Cacao

    Popularity in Restaurants

    1.36%
    8,118 of 597,012 Restaurants

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Cacao. March 2021 data

Most Popular spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. March 2021 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1cacao
54.52%
#2cacao nibs
13.44%
#3vanilla
9.85%
#4cinnamon
6.15%
#5salt
5.61%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1anaheim chili
#2lemon thyme
#3shichimi
#4hatch chiles
#5onion salt
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1fleur de sel
55.04%
#2tarragon
54.22%
#3pumpkin spice
50.41%
#4calendula
35.8%
#5ghost pepper
34.19%

Most Popular bakery Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular bakery ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. March 2021 data
Top bakery Ingredients and Pairings
#1chocolate
49.97%
#2sugar
12.51%
#3dark chocolate
8.36%
#4flour
6.86%
#5chocolate chips
5.78%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1breadcrumbs
#2turbinado sugar
#3maple sugar
#4palm sugar
87.50%
#5mexican chocolate
68.46%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1splenda
57.32%
#2whole wheat flour
30.58%
#3stevia
30.02%
#4lollipop
19.01%
#5wheat flour
16.88%

Most Popular nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. March 2021 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1coconut
27.3%
#2almonds
24.08%
#3chia
11.36%
#4peanuts
10.68%
#5cashews
5.49%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1pine nuts
#2marcona almonds
#3macadamia nuts
16.27%
#4flax seeds
15.02%
#5hazelnuts
14.48%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1mustard seeds
27.39%
#2pumpkin seeds
21.77%
#3chia
8.68%
#4sunflower seeds
7.29%
#5coconut
6.03%

Most Popular condiments Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. March 2021 data
Top condiments Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut butter
25.47%
#2oil
13.32%
#3peanut butter
12.73%
#4maple syrup
11.6%
#5almond butter
9.82%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1wasabi
72.29%
#2harissa
53.2%
#3pico de gallo
49.86%
#4salsa verde
48.64%
#5spicy mustard
47.36%

Most Popular dairy Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. March 2021 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1butter
33.53%
#2milk
32.11%
#3cream
11.77%
#4yogurt
10.58%
#5cheese
4.02%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1irish cheddar
#2italian cheese
#3american cheese
#4colby jack
#5velveeta
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1feta
73.23%
#2goat cheese
62.89%
#3gorgonzola
59.5%
#4chobani greek yogurt
39.83%
#5cottage cheese
39.59%

Most Popular fruits Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. March 2021 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1berries
29.18%
#2bananas
28.61%
#3blueberries
10.26%
#4strawberries
9.7%
#5apple
4.11%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1pink grapefruit
#2apple chips
#3elderberry
#4soursop
#5asian pear
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1banana chips
69.26%
#2seasonal fruit
62.56%
#3