dark chocolate Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular dark chocolate dishes in restaurants
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with dark chocolate
#1cbd
#2red wine
#3beer
#4truffles
77.10%
#5matcha
50.74%
#6cream butter
39.15%
#7pastry
31.97%
#8granola
20.42%
#9hazelnuts
18.78%
#10almond butter
13.85%
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve dark chocolate

2.16%

3,307 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online dark chocolate recipes

0.2%

2,839 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Overview

dark chocolate Growth Over Time How dark chocolate has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Nov '17Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1800.0250.050.0750.10.1250.150.1750.20.2250.250.275
Year Over Year DARK CHOCOLATE growth or decline vs one year ago
16.16%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of dark chocolate per consumer
1.81
Share of Plate The percentage of the average American diet that dark chocolate represents
Eat in vs Eat out The popularity of dark 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 dark chocolate

2.16%

3,307 of 152,871 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online dark chocolate recipes

0.2%

2,839 of 1,431,592 Recipes

Innovation Analysis

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

spices and herbs Trends Highlights the most popular spices and herbs ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top spices and herbs Ingredients
#1chocolate
82.7%
#2cocoa
4.3%
#3cacao
4%
#4vanilla
2.87%
#5matcha
1.36%
#6sea salt
1.26%
#7cinnamon
1.19%
#8mint
1.09%
#9pumpkin spice
0.65%
#10peppermint
0.59%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1matcha
50.74%
#2pumpkin spice
39.15%
#3peppermint
20.84%
#4cacao
11.32%
#5mint
10.69%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cinnamon
41.41%
#2cocoa
36.99%
#3sea salt
16.51%
#4chocolate
15.7%
#5vanilla
5.66%
bakery and desserts Trends Highlights the most popular bakery and desserts ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1cake
26.49%
#2pastry
13.23%
#3white chocolate
10.45%
#4candy
8.85%
#5chocolate cake
8.05%
#6sugar
8.02%
#7cookies
5.58%
#8brownies
4.48%
#9cheesecake
3.91%
#10banana bread
2.27%
#11tart
1.84%
#12chocolate mousse
1.74%
#13oreos
1.67%
#14chocolate chips
1.6%
#15pudding
1.4%
#16chocolate chip cookies
0.3%
#17chocolate cookies
0.13%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1chocolate cookies
#2banana bread
73.93%
#3chocolate chip cookies
65.91%
#4chocolate chips
63.70%
#5chocolate mousse
50.74%
#6pastry
31.97%
#7chocolate cake
9.54%
#8cookies
5.51%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1oreos
59.35%
#2candy
36.83%
#3sugar
35.48%
#4tart
30.43%
#5pudding
27.4%
#6cake
26.82%
#7cheesecake
25.07%
#8white chocolate
24.59%
#9brownies
2.1%
perishables and prepared Trends Highlights the most popular perishables and prepared ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ice cream
#2popcorn
7.21%
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1popcorn
70.18%
#2ice cream
14.6%
condiments Trends Highlights the most popular condiments ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top condiments Ingredients
#1peanut butter
57.87%
#2nutella
16.89%
#3almond butter
10.16%
#4honey
10.16%
#5cbd
4.92%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1cbd
#2almond butter
13.85%
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1honey
22.08%
#2peanut butter
15.24%
#3nutella
7.23%
beverages Trends Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
62.54%
#2smoothie
15.35%
#3espresso
12.87%
#4tea
9.24%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1coffee
6.65%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1smoothie
42.79%
#2tea
36.95%
#3espresso
3.02%
grains Trends Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top grains Ingredients
#1oats
39.24%
#2oatmeal
37.59%
#3granola
23.17%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1granola
20.42%
#2oatmeal
6.94%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1oats
26.14%
nuts and seeds Trends 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
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
61.75%
#2almonds
25.41%
#3walnuts
6.83%
#4hazelnuts
6.01%
Fastest Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1hazelnuts
18.78%
#2walnuts
12.64%
#3almonds
1.68%
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
44.89%
fruits Trends Highlights the most popular fruits ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top fruits Ingredients
#1strawberries
34.36%
#2blueberries
16.26%
#3raspberries
13.5%
#4apple
13.19%
#5cherries
11.96%
#6bananas
10.74%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1apple
66.21%
#2cherries
33.45%
#3blueberries
28.64%
#4strawberries
26.9%
#5bananas
21.91%
#6raspberries
9.66%
dairy Trends Highlights the most popular dairy ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top dairy Ingredients
#1milk
33.02%
#2cream
29.01%
#3yogurt
23.15%
#4cream butter
14.81%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1cream butter
39.15%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1cream
53.22%
#2milk
41.3%
#3yogurt
19.29%
alcohol Trends Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
79.25%
#2red wine
16.98%
#3beer
3.77%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1red wine
#2beer
#3wine
9.63%
vegetables Trends Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with dark chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category
Top vegetables Ingredients
#1pumpkin
63.25%
#2truffles
36.75%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1truffles
77.10%
Fastest Falling vegetables Ingredients
#1pumpkin
3.24%

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 dark chocolate compared to all other dishes
fitness
33.76%
snack
5.89%
clean eating
4.42%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with dark chocolate over time
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '1801.252.53.7556.257.58.751011.2512.513.751516.2517.5
  • Vegan
  • Clean Eating
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian

Restaurant Analysis

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

Restaurant Penetration Percentage of restaurants that serve dark chocolate

2.16%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature dark chocolate

coffee shop

22%
dark chocolate Pricing Analysis Average price of dark chocolate across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$10.62$9.29$10.38$10.11$11.44AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular dark chocolate Dishes The most notable variations of dark chocolate served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Dark Chocolate Sea Salt The Holy DonutPortlandMaine
#2 Belgian Dark Chocolate Vegan Donut Union Square DonutsSomervilleMassachusetts
#3 Dark Chocolate Swiss Roll Fahrenheit-CharlotteCharlotteNorth Carolina
#4 Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombe Altabira City TavernPortlandOregon
#5 Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Bad Wolf Bakery and BistroBendOregon
#6 Chocolate Salami Cookie Dark Chocolate Rim CafePhiladelphiaPennsylvania
#7 Pint Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Taharka BrothersBaltimoreMaryland
#8 Cover Dark Chocolate Cannoli Rim CafePhiladelphiaPennsylvania
#9 Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate BarzottoSan FranciscoCalifornia
#10 Dark Chocolate Crushed Toffee Smores Eddie V's Prime SeafoodTampaFlorida
Menu Items How many total instances of dark chocolate found in restaurants across the country
4,785
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of dark chocolate variations on a restaurant's menu
1.45

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online dark chocolate recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for dark chocolate
2,839
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use dark chocolate as an ingredient
1,888
Top Online Recipes The most notable variations of dark chocolate recipes found online, and how they have performed over the past year
#1

Healthy Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites from The Harvest Kitchen

#2

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites from Smile Sandwich

#3

Skinny Dark Chocolate PB Cups from It's Cheat Day Everyday

#4

Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Bars from Delish Knowledge

#5

Paleo Chocolate Donuts with Dark Chocolate Icing from Sabrina's Sinless Secrets

#6

3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Mint Cups from The Real Food Dietitians

#7

Dark Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream - vegan, low carb, AIP, THM:S from Whole New Mom

#8

The Most Amazing Salted Dark Chocolate Tart from Gimme Some Oven

#9

Silky Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles from Paleo Blog

#10

Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Protein Brownies from One Clever Chef