dark chocolate Trends

Highlights

Top 4 restaurant dishesSee More Most popular dark chocolate dishes in restaurants
#1FLOURLESS DARK CHOCOLATE TORTE
Osteria Marco (Denver, Colorado)
#2DARK CHOCOLATE BARS
Cao Chocolates (Kendall, Florida)
#3DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Charlie Palmer Steak Reno (Reno, Nevada)
#4COVER DARK CHOCOLATE CANNOLI
Rim Cafe (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Top rising variationsSee More The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, drinks etc with dark chocolate
#1cbd
#2beer
#3red wine
#4pumpkin
56.09%
#5cream butter
48.82%
#6cheese
32.28%
#7pastry
29.83%
#8truffles
29.16%
#9almonds
28.47%
#10espresso
25.32%
Restaurants Percentage of restaurants that serve dark chocolate

2.15%

3,283 of 152,763 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online dark chocolate recipes

0.21%

3,406 of 1,593,361 Recipes

Overview

dark chocolate Growth Over Time How dark chocolate has risen or fallen in popularity over the past year
Dec '17Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '1800.0250.050.0750.10.1250.150.1750.20.2250.250.275
Year Over Year DARK CHOCOLATE growth or decline vs one year ago
12.68%
Yearly Eating Frequency Average yearly consumption of dark chocolate per consumer
1.82
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

2.15%

3,283 of 152,763 Restaurants
Online Recipes Percentage of all online dark chocolate recipes

0.21%

3,406 of 1,593,361 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
83.01%
#2cocoa
4.22%
#3cacao
4.09%
#4vanilla
2.9%
#5matcha
1.34%
#6sea salt
1.27%
#7cinnamon
1.17%
#8mint
1.15%
#9peppermint
0.86%
Fastest Rising spices and herbs Ingredients
#1peppermint
17.92%
#2cacao
0.68%
Fastest Falling spices and herbs Ingredients
#1cinnamon
41.04%
#2cocoa
37.17%
#3chocolate
15.01%
#4matcha
13.69%
#5vanilla
9.52%
#6mint
7.14%
#7sea salt
4.76%
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
25.95%
#2pastry
13.34%
#3white chocolate
10.52%
#4chocolate cake
8.36%
#5candy
8.3%
#6sugar
7.6%
#7cookies
5.77%
#8brownies
4.95%
#9cheesecake
3.75%
#10banana bread
2.22%
#11fudge
2.02%
#12chocolate bar
1.76%
#13oreos
1.53%
#14muffins
1.29%
#15praline
1.16%
#16chocolate ganache
0.9%
#17chocolate chip cookies
0.33%
#18chocolate cookies
0.13%
#19caramel
0.1%
Fastest Rising bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1chocolate cookies
#2chocolate ganache
#3praline
#4chocolate bar
76.88%
#5chocolate chip cookies
76.05%
#6pastry
29.83%
#7banana bread
20.88%
#8cookies
19.45%
#9chocolate cake
15.81%
Fastest Falling bakery and desserts Ingredients
#1oreos
32.94%
#2muffins
32.77%
#3fudge
31.1%
#4caramel
28.74%
#5cheesecake
28.2%
#6white chocolate
26.58%
#7cake
24.35%
#8sugar
22.32%
#9candy
10.29%
#10brownies
0.03%
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
Fastest Falling perishables and prepared Ingredients
#1ice cream
12.36%
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
57.57%
#2nutella
17.47%
#3almond butter
10.15%
#4honey
9.98%
#5cbd
4.83%
Fastest Rising condiments Ingredients
#1cbd
Fastest Falling condiments Ingredients
#1peanut butter
20.73%
#2almond butter
19.64%
#3honey
8.9%
#4nutella
4.76%
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
62.83%
#2smoothie
15.17%
#3espresso
13%
#4tea
9%
Fastest Rising beverages Ingredients
#1espresso
25.32%
#2coffee
14.52%
Fastest Falling beverages Ingredients
#1tea
42.85%
#2smoothie
26.58%
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
38.48%
#2oatmeal
37.99%
#3granola
23.53%
Fastest Rising grains Ingredients
#1oatmeal
19.82%
Fastest Falling grains Ingredients
#1oats
30.73%
#2granola
9.77%
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
28.22%
#2cream
26.03%
#3yogurt
20%
#4cream butter
13.15%
#5cheese
12.6%
Fastest Rising dairy Ingredients
#1cream butter
48.82%
#2cheese
32.28%
#3yogurt
21.70%
Fastest Falling dairy Ingredients
#1milk
31.07%
#2cream
22.34%
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
61.06%
#2almonds
26.61%
#3walnuts
6.44%
#4hazelnuts
5.88%
Fastest Rising nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1almonds
28.47%
#2hazelnuts
4.61%
Fastest Falling nuts and seeds Ingredients
#1coconut
43.47%
#2walnuts
26.53%
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
34.91%
#2blueberries
16.98%
#3raspberries
13.52%
#4cherries
12.26%
#5apple
11.95%
#6bananas
10.38%
Fastest Rising fruits Ingredients
#1blueberries
6.58%
#2cherries
2.30%
#3raspberries
1.77%
Fastest Falling fruits Ingredients
#1apple
59.43%
#2bananas
35.73%
#3strawberries
10.3%
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
77.58%
#2red wine
18.79%
#3beer
3.64%
Fastest Rising alcohol Ingredients
#1beer
#2red wine
Fastest Falling alcohol Ingredients
#1wine
6.25%
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
55.86%
#2truffles
44.14%
Fastest Rising vegetables Ingredients
#1pumpkin
56.09%
#2truffles
29.16%

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
32.03%
snack
5.67%
clean eating
4.26%
Diets Over Time The dietary references with dark chocolate over time
Jan '18Feb '18Mar '18Apr '18May '18Jun '18Jul '18Aug '18Sep '18Oct '18Nov '18Dec '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

2.15%

Cuisine Penetration The most popular restaurant cuisine to feature dark chocolate

coffee shop

21 %
dark chocolate Pricing Analysis Average price of dark chocolate across the variously priced restaurants, from cheapest to most expensive
$10.81$9.66$10.51$10$11.91AVG$$$$$$$$$$
Most Popular dark chocolate Dishes The most notable variations of dark chocolate served across the country
DISH NAMERESTAURANTCITYSTATE
#1 Flourless Dark Chocolate Torte Osteria MarcoDenverColorado
#2 Dark Chocolate Bars Cao ChocolatesKendallFlorida
#3 Dark Chocolate Mousse Charlie Palmer Steak RenoRenoNevada
#4 Cover Dark Chocolate Cannoli Rim CafePhiladelphiaPennsylvania
#5 Dark Chocolate Chips Ghirardelli Ice Cream And Chocolate ShopSan DiegoCalifornia
#6 Dark Chocolate Sea Salt The Holy DonutScarboroughMaine
#7 Dark Chocolate Crushed Toffee Eddie V's Prime Seafood - Scottsdale, AZPhoenixArizona
#8 Belgian Dark Chocolate Vegan Donut Union Square DonutsSomervilleMassachusetts
#9 Pint Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Taharka BrothersBaltimoreMaryland
#10 Dark Chocolate Cremeux ColonieNycNew York
Menu Items How many total instances of dark chocolate found in restaurants across the country
4,686
Dish Count Per Menu The average number of dark chocolate variations on a restaurant's menu
1.43

Home Cooking

Highlighting the leading online dark chocolate recipes and their penetration

Recipe Count How many online recipes exist for dark chocolate
3,406
Used As Ingredient How many online recipes use dark chocolate as an ingredient
2,290
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

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

3

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites from Smile Sandwich

4

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

5

The Most Amazing Salted Dark Chocolate Tart from Gimme Some Oven

6

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

7

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

8

Dark Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Bars from Delish Knowledge

9

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Almond Cluster Fat Bombs from Real Balanced

10

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats from Annie's Noms