Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Cacao popularity has changed by 0.53% over the past year. On average, Cacao is consumed 1.97 times every year. Market adoption for Cacao in restaurants is 1.24% and it is on 0.08% of recipes.

Cacao plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Cacao dishes in restaurants. August 2020 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. August 2020 data
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#1bean burger
#2squid
#3cod
#4silken tofu
#5mackerel
#6tuna
75.98%
#7tofu
75.98%
#8sausage
55.45%
#9brownie
46.96%
#10biscuits
46.05%

Food Market Overview for Cacao

Cacao Growth Over Time

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

    Cacao consumption yearly growth rate
    0.53%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Cacao is consumed 1.97 times on average every year
    1.97
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Cacao represents. August 2020 data

    Market Adoption

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

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

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

    Popularity in Restaurants

    1.24%
    6,821 of 549,475 Restaurants
  • 0.08% of recipes have Cacao

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.08%
    2,771 of 3,635,380 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Cacao. August 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. August 2020 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1cacao
43.83%
#2chocolate
20.1%
#3cacao nibs
11.28%
#4vanilla
8.03%
#5cinnamon
5.05%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1licorice root
#2salt black pepper
#3tajin
#4chili oil
#5hatch chiles
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2maca
16.44%

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. August 2020 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1coconut
27.94%
#2almonds
24.4%
#3chia
11.49%
#4peanuts
10.7%
#5cashews
5.61%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1mustard seeds
#2flax seeds
47.43%
#3peanuts
19.99%
#4hazelnuts
15.81%
#5pistachios
10.87%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1candied pecans
70.67%
#2pecans
15.71%
#3hemp seeds
15.55%
#4sunflower seeds
13.32%
#5chestnuts
12.01%

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. August 2020 data
Top condiments Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut butter
25.79%
#2oil
13.41%
#3peanut butter
12.47%
#4maple syrup
11.26%
#5almond butter
10.13%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1chimichurri
#2cajeta
#3basil olive oil
#4blueberry syrup
#5spicy mustard
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1tahini sauce
82.4%
#2basil pesto
78%
#3orange marmalade
70.67%
#4ginger dressing
70.67%
#5tomato sauce
70.67%

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. August 2020 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1berries
29.26%
#2bananas
28.69%
#3blueberries
10.17%
#4strawberries
9.94%
#5cherries
4.1%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1quince
#2honeydew
#3apple chips
#4honeydew melon
#5bing cherry
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1lychees
76%
#2acai berry
67%
#3sour cherries
60.89%
#4gooseberry
41.34%
#5kaffir lime
34.01%

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. August 2020 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1butter
34.36%
#2milk
32.87%
#3cream
12.06%
#4yogurt
9.92%
#5cheese
3.66%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2ghee
12.01%
#3greek yogurt
4.74%
#4cream
0.06%

Most Popular food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular food ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2020 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1pastry
18.03%
#2chips
13.62%
#3french fries
13.62%
#4bread
12.41%
#5cookie
10.34%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1devils food cake
#2flauta
#3sweet sour pork
#4fried steak
#5buffalo wings
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1gnocchi
74.86%
#2cheeseburger
70.67%
#3refried beans
70.67%
#4chicken salad
70.67%
#5tamales
70.67%

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. August 2020 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1coffee
27.09%
#2smoothie
21.37%
#3water
15.34%
#4soda
11.08%
#5juice
6.01%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1grapefruit juice
#2purified water
#3still water
#4carrot juice
#5club soda
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2hot chocolate
28.35%
#3smoothie
7.96%

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. August 2020 data
Top bakery Ingredients and Pairings
#1sugar
24.78%
#2dark chocolate
17.04%
#3flour
13.68%
#4chocolate chips
11.85%
#5nut flour
7.27%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1vanilla protein
75.98%
#2baking soda
52.46%
#3chocolate chips
44.12%
#4sugar
41.30%
#5coconut sugar
35.57%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1flour tortillas
56%
#2splenda
34.01%
#3lollipop
12.01%
#4bon bon
12.01%
#5stevia
12.01%

Most Popular desserts Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular desserts ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2020 data
Top desserts Ingredients and Pairings
#1cake
18.83%
#2biscuits
18.28%
#3brownie
16.38%
#4caramel
9.63%
#5pancake
8.49%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1flourless chocolate cake
82.4%
#2lemon curd
78%
#3apple pie
78%
#4fudge sauce
70.67%
#5key lime pie
70.67%

Most Popular grains Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2020 data
Top grains Ingredients and Pairings
#1oats
36.08%
#2granola
22.64%
#3oatmeal
14.99%
#4rice
7.3%
#5quinoa
3.81%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1jasmine rice
#2ramen noodles
#3pappardelle
#4lasagna noodles
#5pasta noodles
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2quinoa
38.32%
#3shells
27.31%
#4buckwheat
20.16%
#5malt
14.94%

Most Popular dairy substitutes Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy substitutes ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2020 data
Top dairy substitutes Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut milk
45.78%
#2almond milk
29.71%
#3coconut milk
13.08%
#4oat milk
6.11%
#5cashew milk
2.72%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1oat milk
#2soy milk
87.98%
#3coconut milk
18.17%
#4nut milk
9.44%
#5almond milk
3.67%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2cashew milk
23.18%
#3almond cheese
12.01%
#4rice milk
12.01%
#5cashew cream
12.01%

Most Popular vegetables Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2020 data
Top vegetables Ingredients and Pairings
#1beans
21.85%
#2greens
17.06%
#3avocado
13.61%
#4pumpkin
11.11%
#5spinach
9.83%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1baby carrots
#2yellow onion
#3cremini
#4daikon radish
#5pickled beets
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2sweet potatoes
12.93%
#3greens
4.88%
#4spirulina
3.84%
#5pumpkin
2.78%

Most Popular alcohol Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with Cacao, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. August 2020 data
Top alcohol Ingredients and Pairings
#1beer
52.91%
#2wine
10.44%
#3bitters
8.25%
#4bourbon
7.51%
#5rose
4.74%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1beer
29.40%
#2bourbon
25.32%
#3rum
14.20%
#4whiskey
14.15%
#5liqueur
3.63%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1negroni
80%
#2mexican beer
78%
#3