chocolate Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular chocolate dishes in restaurants
#1 HEART DARKNESS VALRHONA CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM SANDWICH
#2 TRIPLE CHOCOLATE SPICE HALF POUND COOKIE
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with chocolate
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve chocolate

33.88%

51,800 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online chocolate recipes

4.45%

63,678 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Overview

chocolate Growth Over Time How chocolate has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.511.522.533.544.55
Year Over Year CHOCOLATE growth or decline vs one year ago
-5.11%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of chocolate per consumer
4.09
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that chocolate represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of chocolate at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average
  • Eat In
  • Market Avg.
  • Eat Out
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve chocolate

33.88%

51,800 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online chocolate recipes

4.45%

63,678 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

The most popular ingredients, flavors, and variations for chocolate, as well as the food and beverage combinations trending and fading over the past year

bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cake
47.24%
#2pastry
14.52%
#3sugar
7.2%
#4candy
5.82%
#5cookies
5.63%
#6cheesecake
5.43%
#7brownies
3.54%
#8cupcakes
3.2%
#9donuts
2.67%
#10pie
2.01%
#11muffins
1.09%
#12pudding
0.97%
#13flour
0.15%
#14lollipop
0.12%
#15puff pastry
0.12%
#16graham cracker
0.1%
#17oreo cookies
0.07%
#18candy corn
0.07%
#19lemon curd
0.05%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1oreo cookies
#2lollipop
#3lemon curd
#4graham cracker
#5candy corn
75.92%
#6pie
13.15%
#7pastry
12.39%
#8cupcakes
8.25%
#9brownies
8.14%
#10candy
7.00%
#11donuts
5.41%
#12cookies
2.54%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1flour
39.7%
#2puff pastry
36.25%
#3muffins
34.15%
#4cheesecake
29.66%
#5pudding
28.45%
#6cake
18.08%
#7sugar
1.52%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ice cream
87.67%
#2ice
2.34%
#3salad
2.34%
#4popcorn
1.33%
#5eggs
1.33%
#6almond milk
1.01%
#7hamburger
0.95%
#8vanilla ice cream
0.89%
#9popsicle
0.51%
#10risotto
0.51%
#11tacos
0.38%
#12guacamole
0.32%
#13curd
0.19%
#14kimchi
0.13%
#15tostadas
0.13%
Fastest Rising perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1kimchi
#2curd
#3tostadas
64.06%
#4ice
46.34%
#5salad
35.25%
#6vanilla ice cream
26.09%
#7popsicle
12.05%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1risotto
81.75%
#2guacamole
78.77%
#3eggs
51.34%
#4tacos
42.1%
#5hamburger
33.07%
#6ice cream
26.5%
#7popcorn
14.1%
#8almond milk
11.91%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
63.94%
#2tea
11.86%
#3smoothie
8.68%
#4espresso
5.38%
#5green tea
3.79%
#6water
3.06%
#7juice
2.93%
#8almond breeze
0.24%
#9cider
0.12%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1almond breeze
#2cider
65.04%
#3espresso
14.71%
#4coffee
1.34%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1water
90.32%
#2juice
36.43%
#3green tea
27.22%
#4tea
25.17%
#5smoothie
5.27%
spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1vanilla
35.44%
#2cacao
17.94%
#3cocoa
13.82%
#4matcha
9.85%
#5cinnamon
6.32%
#6mint
6.03%
#7pumpkin spice
2.5%
#8ginger
1.47%
#9chiles
1.47%
#10salt
1.03%
#11lavender
1.03%
#12vanilla bean
0.74%
#13sesame
0.74%
#14maca
0.59%
#15cardamom
0.44%
#16turmeric
0.29%
#17pepper
0.29%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1turmeric
#2pumpkin spice
81.77%
#3cardamom
72.80%
#4maca
68.85%
#5matcha
19.19%
#6ginger
10.51%
#7chiles
8.61%
#8cocoa
6.08%
#9cinnamon
3.34%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1pepper
38.67%
#2lavender
30.45%
#3sesame
25.02%
#4vanilla bean
16.07%
#5salt
14.31%
#6vanilla
11.92%
#7mint
11.13%
#8cacao
6.19%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1nutella
56.31%
#2peanut butter
35.76%
#3honey
5.34%
#4cbd
1.13%
#5tahini
0.97%
#6hot sauce
0.32%
#7sun butter
0.16%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1cbd
#2sun butter
#3tahini
#4hot sauce
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1nutella
25.56%
#2honey
10.77%
#3peanut butter
1.15%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1cheese
23.7%
#2cream
23.19%
#3cream butter
14.96%
#4milk
12.94%
#5yogurt
6.72%
#6butter
5.71%
#7cream cheese
2.52%
#8custard
2.18%
#9mascarpone
2.02%
#10double creme
1.85%
#11whey protein
1.01%
#12greek yogurt
1.01%
#13yoghurt
1.01%
#14cheddar
0.5%
#15burrata
0.34%
#16condensed milk
0.34%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1cheddar
#2burrata
#3condensed milk
#4whey protein
#5cream butter
#6custard
20.86%
#7yogurt
17.54%
#8cream cheese
13.01%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1double creme
59.96%
#2yoghurt
52.47%
#3cheese
39.28%
#4greek yogurt
30.64%
#5milk
30.1%
#6butter
29.6%
#7cream
25.5%
#8mascarpone
1.5%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1strawberries
38.17%
#2lemon
16.41%
#3mango
14.89%
#4blueberries
10.69%
#5raspberries
7.63%
#6bananas
7.63%
#7watermelon
3.05%
#8key lime
1.53%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1key lime
#2watermelon
#3lemon
12.25%
#4blueberries
1.56%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1bananas
20.69%
#2mango
18.6%
#3raspberries
6.35%
#4strawberries
3.38%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1oatmeal
32.95%
#2oats
25.67%
#3pasta
18.77%
#4granola
13.03%
#5noodles
9.58%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1noodles
#2granola
8.17%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1pasta
28.94%
#2oats
16.99%
#3oatmeal
10.48%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
40.48%
#2rose
10.48%
#3champagne
9.05%
#4rum
7.62%
#5cocktail
7.14%
#6red wine
4.76%
#7bourbon
4.29%
#8whiskey
3.81%
#9liquor
3.33%
#10stout
2.86%
#11vodka
2.38%
#12white wine
1.43%
#13guinness
1.43%
#14kahlua
0.95%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1white wine
#2vodka
#3stout
#4kahlua
#5guinness
86.62%
#6red wine
70.57%
#7whiskey
14.43%
#8liquor
13.30%
#9cocktail
13.10%
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1rose
21.98%
#2rum
13%
#3bourbon
4.97%
#4wine
4.42%
#5champagne
2%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1pumpkin
24.53%
#2avocado
16.98%
#3truffles
13.21%
#4peanut
9.91%
#5peanuts
8.02%
#6soy free
5.66%
#7sweet potatoes
4.25%
#8greens
3.77%
#9pie pumpkin
2.36%
#10spinach
2.36%
#11corn
1.89%
#12kale
1.89%
#13sprouts
1.42%
#14broccoli
1.42%
#15tomatoes
1.42%
#16lettuce
0.94%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1lettuce
#2sprouts
#3broccoli
#4pumpkin
21.52%
#5avocado
18.35%
#6greens
12.79%
#7pie pumpkin
9.06%
#8spinach
7.72%
#9soy free
6.84%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1peanuts
29.05%
#2kale
28.22%
#3corn
25.47%
#4tomatoes
24.81%
#5peanut
24.07%
#6sweet potatoes
7.05%
#7truffles
5.15%
meat Trends Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top meat Ingredients
#1bacon
39.74%
#2chicken
31.41%
#3steak
18.59%
#4lamb
3.21%
#5ham
2.56%
#6pepperoni
1.92%
#7pork belly
1.28%
#8pulled pork
1.28%
Fastest Rising meat Ingredients
#1pepperoni
#2pork belly
#3pulled pork
#4chicken
55.43%
#5steak
2.50%
Fastest Falling meat Ingredients
#1bacon
38.19%
#2ham
26.82%
#3lamb
6.06%
nuts and seeds Trends Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
79.33%
#2almonds
18.67%
#3flaxseed
2%
Fastest Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1flaxseed
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
19.41%
#2almonds
10.82%
seafood Trends Highlights the most popular seafood ingredients with chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top seafood Ingredients
#1fish
71.87%
#2crabs
12.5%
#3scallops
9.37%
#4squid
6.25%
Fastest Rising seafood Ingredients
#1squid
#2crabs
#3scallops
77.73%
Fastest Falling seafood Ingredients
#1fish
67.1%

Diets & Traits

Why people choose this dish, and how it performed in various popular diets over the past year

Top Motivators The leading reasons consumers choose chocolate compared to all other dishes
fitness
25.26%
snack
3.45%
clean eating
3.08%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with chocolate over time
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  • Vegan
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

Restaurant Analysis

A look at the most popular chocolate dishes served in restaurants, their price points, and popularity

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve chocolate

33.88%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature chocolate

american restaurant

13%
chocolate Pricing Analysis Average price of chocolate across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$7.54$6.12$7.91$8.95$9.14AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular chocolate Dishes The most notable variations of chocolate served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Heart Darkness Valrhona Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich Revival Ice CreamMontereyCalifornia
#2 Triple Chocolate Spice Half Pound Cookie City CakesLowrNew York City
#3 Frozen Hot Chocolate Dandelion ChocolateSan FranciscoCalifornia
#4 Mission Hot Chocolate Dandelion ChocolateSan FranciscoCalifornia
#5 Chocolate Ice Cream Rolled Ice CreamLas VegasNevada
#6 Dark Chocolate Sea Salt The Holy DonutPortlandMaine
#7 Shake Shack Buttermilk Chocolate Bar Shake ShackBostonMassachusetts
#8 Rich Chocolate Chip Half Pound Cookie City CakesLowrNew York City
#9 Sugar Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Ice Cream Sandwich peteybird ice cream sandwichesDenverColorado
#10 Chocolate Chip Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich peteybird ice cream sandwichesDenverColorado
Menu Items How many total instances of chocolate found in restaurants across the country
164,428
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of chocolate variations on a restaurant's menu
3.17

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online chocolate recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for chocolate
63,678
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use chocolate as an ingredient
48,305
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of chocolate recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
#1

Chocolate Earl Grey Cake with Lavender Ganache from Wife Mama Foodie

#2

Vegan Coco Cacao Chocolate Spread from Nest and Glow

#3

Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie from I Heart Eating

#4

Perfect Chocolate Pudding -video from izzycooking.com

#5

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies (with VIDEO) from The Soccer Mom Blog

#6

Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Baker by Nature

#7

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Crumb Cake from OMG Chocolate Desserts

#8

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices from Mom Loves Baking

#9

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies from Pinch of Yum

#10

Chocolate Toffee "Crack" (The BEST dessert idea for a party!) from InstruPix