Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Dark Chocolate popularity has changed by 27.76% over the past year. On average, Dark Chocolate is consumed 1.8 times every year. Market adoption for Dark Chocolate in restaurants is 7.98% and it is on 0.16% of recipes.

Dark Chocolate plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Dark Chocolate dishes in restaurants. March 2021 data
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Mi Vida (Washington, District Of Columbia)
Shane Confectionery (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Lang's Chocolates (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
The Dirty Penguin (Chino Hills, California)

Fastest rising Dark Chocolate pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Dark Chocolate. March 2021 data
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#1impossible burger
#2milk thistle
#3grasshopper
#4oysters
36.44%
#5oat milk
35.85%
#6steak
35.35%
#7white chocolate
30.00%
#8scallops
28.91%
#9wine
28.26%
#10bitters
27.08%

Food Market Overview for Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Growth Over Time

Monitor trends in Dark Chocolate related conversations over the past year. March 2021 Data
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  • Annual Growth

    Dark Chocolate consumption yearly growth rate
    27.76%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Dark Chocolate is consumed 1.8 times on average every year
    1.8
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Dark Chocolate represents. March 2021 data

    Market Adoption

  • The popularity of Dark Chocolate at home vs at restaurants. The dashed black line represents the breakdown of the industry average. March 2021 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

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

    Popularity in Restaurants

    7.98%
    47,666 of 597,012 Restaurants
  • 0.16% of recipes have Dark Chocolate

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.16%
    7,404 of 4,598,338 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

The upcoming food industry trends for Dark Chocolate. March 2021 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. March 2021 data
Top bakery Ingredients and Pairings
#1dark chocolate
39.13%
#2chocolate
37.18%
#3chocolate chips
6.45%
#4sugar
5.47%
#5flour
3.14%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1croissant dough
#2lard
#3garbanzo bean flour
#4chickpea flour
#5turbinado sugar
80.82%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1flour tortillas
72.02%
#2whole wheat flour
30.74%
#3splenda
25.61%
#4stevia
23.81%
#5nut flour
15.32%

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. March 2021 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1pastry
21.87%
#2chips
17.61%
#3cookie
16.11%
#4biscuits
16.11%
#5bread
10.65%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1kaiser buns
#2patacon
#3soft tacos
#4tsos chicken
#5sandwich buns
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1falafel
58.76%
#2ramen
57.42%
#3tater tots
52.22%
#4italian bread
52.22%
#5potato tots
52.22%

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. March 2021 data
Top desserts Ingredients and Pairings
#1biscuits
22.96%
#2cake
18.72%
#3ice cream
11.44%
#4caramel
11.21%
#5brownie
8.51%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin pie
83.44%
#2coconut custard
62.33%
#3soft serve
60.92%
#4apple compote
60.82%
#5butter cake
53.22%

Most Popular spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings

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. March 2021 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1vanilla
23.57%
#2salt
22%
#3cocoa
11.66%
#4cinnamon
10.47%
#5seal salt
9.51%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1ginkgo
#2marjoram
#3salt black pepper
#4turmeric ginger
#5herbs de provence
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1shiso
69.86%
#2chili oil
61.59%
#3pumpkin spice
60.87%
#4lemon basil
42.39%
#5ghost pepper
40.64%

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. March 2021 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1butter
33.9%
#2milk
22.63%
#3cream
20.57%
#4cheese
8.78%
#5yogurt
6.27%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1provolone
78.71%
#2paneer
70.32%
#3chevre
68.41%
#4string cheese
64.71%
#5parmesan reggiano
61.59%

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. March 2021 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1almonds
24.59%
#2coconut
23.33%
#3peanuts
17.64%
#4walnuts
5.72%
#5pecans
4.88%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1guarana
#2chestnuts
61.89%
#3pumpkin seeds
17.22%
#4hemp seeds
14.50%