Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Cacao popularity has changed by 18.11% over the past year. On average, Cacao is consumed 2.17 times every year. Market adoption for Cacao in restaurants is 1.2% and it is on 0.08% of recipes.

Cacao plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Cacao dishes in restaurants. December 2020 data
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Harvest Cafe (Ventura, California)
Menehune Mac (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Brewed+pressed (Dallas, Texas)
Blue Stripes Cacao (New York, New York)

Fastest rising Cacao pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Cacao. December 2020 data
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#1sprouted tofu
#2squid
#3pumpkin
#4oysters
69.74%
#5apple
67.51%
#6bourbon
46.00%
#7beef
37.28%
#8wine
28.69%
#9oat milk
27.93%
#10chicken
25.88%

Food Market Overview for Cacao

Cacao Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Cacao related conversations over the past year. December 2020 Data
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  • Annual Growth

    Cacao consumption yearly growth rate
    18.11%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Cacao is consumed 2.17 times on average every year
    2.17
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Cacao represents. December 2020 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Cacao at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. December 2020 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

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

    Popularity in Restaurants

    1.2%
    7,203 of 602,215 Restaurants
  • 0.08% of recipes have Cacao

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.08%
    3,181 of 4,109,158 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Cacao. December 2020 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. December 2020 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1cacao
54.3%
#2cacao nibs
14.1%
#3vanilla
9.91%
#4cinnamon
6.17%
#5salt
5.52%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1celery salt
#2thai pepper
#3truffle salt
#4epazote
#5pumpkin spice
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1aloe vera
83.51%
#2madagascar bourbon vanilla
71.85%
#3tahitian vanilla
43.7%
#4sumac
34.04%
#5peppermint
29.57%

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. December 2020 data
Top bakery Ingredients and Pairings
#1chocolate
50.07%
#2sugar
12.54%
#3dark chocolate
8.72%
#4flour
6.78%
#5chocolate chips
6.01%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1croissant dough
#2flour tortillas
#3sugar cones
#4turbinado sugar
#5bon bon
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1gluten free flour
34.04%
#2stevia
26.79%
#3splenda
26.33%
#4pea protein
25.53%
#5corn syrup
23.05%

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. December 2020 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1coconut
27.49%
#2almonds
24.17%
#3chia
11.39%
#4peanuts
10.62%
#5cashews
5.62%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1guarana
#2hazelnuts
25.86%
#3sunflower seeds
20.16%
#4pecans
16.13%
#5pumpkin seeds
6.98%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1marcona almonds
40.3%
#2chestnuts
38.71%
#3pepitas
31.68%
#4walnuts
13.81%
#5flax seeds
12.68%

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. December 2020 data
Top condiments Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut butter
25.81%
#2oil
13.09%
#3peanut butter
12.66%
#4maple syrup
11.24%
#5almond butter
10.12%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1vanilla syrup
58.78%
#2aioli
58.03%
#3bbq sauce
57.25%
#4chimichurri
51.91%
#5agave syrup
48.19%

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. December 2020 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1berries
29.16%
#2bananas
28.27%
#3blueberries
10.21%
#4strawberries
10.17%
#5cherries
4.13%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1gooseberry
#2dried apple
#3asian pear
#4apple chips
#5freshly juiced lemon
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1lucuma
50.36%
#2pomelo
39.25%
#3sour cherries
31.43%
#4fuji apple
27.86%
#5nectarine
25.53%

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. December 2020 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1butter
33.86%
#2milk
32.36%
#3cream
12.09%
#4yogurt
10.16%
#5cheese
3.82%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1velveeta
#2cheese sauce
#3string cheese
#4jack cheese
#5cotija cheese
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1gruyere
51.91%
#2mascarpone
30.22%
#3custard
29.78%
#4goat milk
28.6%
#5condensed milk
24.72%

Most Popular beverages Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1coffee
27.57%
#2smoothie
21.06%
#3water
14.92%
#4soda
10.