Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Dark Chocolate popularity has changed by 31.3% over the past year. On average, Dark Chocolate is consumed 1.83 times every year. Market adoption for Dark Chocolate in restaurants is 6.92% and it is on 0.16% of recipes.

Dark Chocolate plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Dark Chocolate dishes in restaurants. December 2020 data
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Chocolateka (Laredo, Texas)
Ayhan's Mediterranean Marketplace (Baxter Estates, New York)
Sugar - Dessert Shoppe & Bakery (Lake City, Florida)
Taste Buds (Rock Island, Illinois)

Fastest rising Dark Chocolate pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Dark Chocolate. December 2020 data
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#1beyond meat
#2pumpkin
#3sea scallops
88.35%
#4lobster meat
79.79%
#5apple
73.86%
#6pecans
39.25%
#7oat milk
38.63%
#8tofu
32.02%
#9sausage
26.71%
#10salmon
26.62%

Food Market Overview for Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Growth Over Time

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

    Dark Chocolate consumption yearly growth rate
    31.3%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Dark Chocolate is consumed 1.83 times on average every year
    1.83
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Dark Chocolate represents. December 2020 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Dark Chocolate 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 Dark Chocolate

    Popularity in Restaurants

    6.92%
    41,644 of 602,215 Restaurants
  • 0.16% of recipes have Dark Chocolate

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.16%
    6,705 of 4,109,158 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Dark Chocolate. December 2020 data

Most Popular bakery Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular bakery ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top bakery Ingredients and Pairings
#1dark chocolate
39.32%
#2chocolate
37.39%
#3chocolate chips
6.46%
#4sugar
5.21%
#5flour
2.96%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1croissant dough
#2flour tortillas
#3palm sugar
82.34%
#4white chocolate
27.10%
#5mocha
22.54%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1chickpea flour
56.53%
#2sugar cones
54.01%
#3crumble topping
52.91%
#4icing sugar
43.31%
#5bittersweet chocolate
41.93%

Most Popular food Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular food ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1pastry
20.64%
#2chips
16.83%
#3cookie
14.99%
#4biscuit
14.99%
#5bread
10.46%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1potato gnocchi
77.78%
#2chicken wings
73.63%
#3meatloaf
70.48%
#4potato salad
70.26%
#5bacon cheese
70.19%

Most Popular desserts Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular desserts ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top desserts Ingredients and Pairings
#1biscuits
21.82%
#2cake
18.6%
#3ice cream
12.62%
#4caramel
11.36%
#5brownie
8.54%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1cinnamon swirl
72.91%
#2cherry pie
63.71%
#3upside down cake
61.22%
#4vanilla pudding
51.76%
#5gingerbread
49.49%

Most Popular dairy Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1butter
33.2%
#2milk
21.67%
#3cream
21.53%
#4cheese
8.95%
#5yogurt
6.04%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1greek feta
#2colby cheese
#3danish blue
#4garlic herb cheese
#5velveeta
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1chevre
65.9%
#2fontina
65.6%
#3no fat yogurt
39.15%
#4vanilla whey
38.68%
#5clarified butter
38.2%

Most Popular nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular nuts and seeds ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1almonds
24.77%
#2coconut
23.61%
#3peanuts
18.03%
#4walnuts
5.57%
#5pecans
5.02%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1candied pecans
#2mustard seeds
#3pumpkin seeds
54.14%
#4pecans
39.25%
#5walnuts
10.24%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1macadamia nuts
31.33%
#2hemp seeds
22.11%
#3chestnuts
16.97%
#4coconut
11.75%
#5chia
7.1%

Most Popular fruits Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1berries
31.7%
#2bananas
16.9%
#3strawberries
13.33%
#4cherries
7.67%
#5blueberries
7.14%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1dried apple
#2apple chips
#3granny smith apple
#4plantains
#5kaffir lime
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1acai berry
71.54%
#2honeydew
61.22%
#3kumquat
58.36%
#4maraschino cherries
56.53%
#5sour cherries
48.13%

Most Popular condiments Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. December 2020 data
Top condiments Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut butter
25.26%
#2peanut butter
18.4%
#3oil
13.55%