Food & Beverage Industry Trends Highlights

Dark Chocolate popularity has changed by 27.59% over the past year. On average, Dark Chocolate is consumed 1.78 times every year. Market adoption for Dark Chocolate in restaurants is 7.42% and it is on 0.17% of recipes.

Dark Chocolate plating ideas from top restaurants

Most popular Dark Chocolate dishes in restaurants. July 2020 data
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Mi Vida (Washington, District Of Columbia)
Cookie Fix (Homewood, Alabama)
Shane Confectionery (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The Back 40 Urban Cafe (St. Augustine, Florida)

Fastest rising Dark Chocolate pairings

The fastest rising ingredients, flavors, and drinks with Dark Chocolate. July 2020 data
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#1pollock
#2lobster meat
#3flour
#4soda
87.94%
#5anchovy
87.16%
#6chocolate chips
67.12%
#7chips
61.51%
#8oil
56.81%
#9water
54.89%
#10combination
53.62%

Food Market Overview for Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate Growth Over Time

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

    Dark Chocolate consumption yearly growth rate
    27.59%
  • Annual Consumption Frequency

    Dark Chocolate is consumed 1.78 times on average every year
    1.78
  • The percentage of the average American diet that Dark Chocolate represents. July 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. July 2020 data

    Home vs Restaurant Consumption

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

    Popularity in Restaurants

    7.42%
    41,152 of 554,731 Restaurants
  • 0.17% of recipes have Dark Chocolate

    Popularity in Recipes

    0.17%
    5,697 of 3,452,628 Recipes

Product & Culinary Innovation Analysis

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

Most Popular Ingredient Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular Ingredient ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top Ingredient Ingredients and Pairings
#1dark chocolate
62.13%
#2chocolate chips
9.77%
#3sugar
7.98%
#4flour
4.6%
#5white chocolate
3.14%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1bread flour
#2colored sugar
#3icing sugar
#4yeast
#5brown sugar
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1lollipop
68.81%
#2vanilla sugar
48.01%
#3cocoa butter
39.5%
#4shea butter
37.61%
#5bon bon
25.39%

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. July 2020 data
Top spices and herbs Ingredients and Pairings
#1chocolate
63.5%
#2vanilla
9.85%
#3salt
9.22%
#4cocoa
4.57%
#5cinnamon
4.38%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1organic ginger
#2truffle salt
#3adobo
#4salt black pepper
#5spice rub
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2mint
20.39%
#3cacao
3.18%
#4peppermint
1.49%

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. July 2020 data
Top Food Ingredients and Pairings
#1pastry
26.28%
#2cake
15.62%
#3bread
13.25%
#4ice cream
10.51%
#5caramel
9.86%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1chocolate chip cookie
82.36%
#2bread
38.54%
#3pastry
23.83%
#4frosting
20.36%
#5chocolate cake
19.43%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1upside down cake
79.2%
#2soft serve
79.2%
#3beignet
76.6%
#4crumble topping
68.81%
#5cinnamon buns
68.81%

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. July 2020 data
Top dairy Ingredients and Pairings
#1butter
33.49%
#2cream
21.73%
#3milk
21.32%
#4cheese
9.11%
#5yogurt
6.14%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings

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. July 2020 data
Top condiments Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut butter
25.22%
#2peanut butter
18.04%
#3oil
13.83%
#4honey
9.24%
#5coconut oil
8.84%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1garlic olive oil
#2garlic mayo
#3tangy bbq sauce
#4creamy dressing
#5zhoug
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1orange sauce
84.4%
#2wasabi
81.28%
#3basil pesto
79.2%
#4alfredo sauce
75.04%
#5red wine vinegar
68.81%

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. July 2020 data
Top food Ingredients and Pairings
#1chips
35.35%
#2meats
12.33%
#3combination
12.29%
#4brownie
12%
#5seafood
5.66%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1chips
61.51%
#2combination
53.62%
#3brownie
36.48%
#4sandwich
31.14%
#5soft
13.13%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1sashimi
91.09%
#2spring roll
87.52%
#3onion rings
84.4%
#4egg roll
84.4%
#5chicken sandwich
84.4%

Most Popular beverages Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular beverages ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top beverages Ingredients and Pairings
#1coffee
36.4%
#2soda
16.62%
#3water
11.84%
#4espresso
8.35%
#5tea
7.43%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1eggnog
#2soda water
#3yerba mate
#4grape juice
#5aperol spritz
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1sprite
79.2%
#2seltzer water
68.81%
#3cherry juice
68.81%
#4ginger beer
58.41%
#5americano
53.21%

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. July 2020 data
Top nuts and seeds Ingredients and Pairings
#1coconut
42.77%
#2peanuts
31.86%
#3chia
8.15%
#4flax seeds
4.22%
#5coconut flakes
2.99%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1mustard seeds
87.16%
#2cashew nuts
79.03%
#3flax seeds
47.51%
#4peanuts
32.17%
#5coconut flakes
22.06%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1pine nuts
50.98%
#2pecan nuts
14.93%
#3sunflower seeds
11.77%
#4macadamia nuts
9.7%

Most Popular alcohol Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular alcohol ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top alcohol Ingredients and Pairings
#1beer
24.73%
#2wine
23.47%
#3cocktail
11.04%
#4bitters
9.5%
#5bourbon
8.48%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1negroni
#2raspberry liqueur
#3bloody mary
#4angostura bitters
#5malibu rum
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#2whiskey
26.69%
#3bourbon
20.18%
#4bitters
18.79%
#5liqueur
14.22%

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. July 2020 data
Top fruits Ingredients and Pairings
#1orange
19.81%
#2dates
17.78%
#3apple
16.73%
#4lemon
14.47%
#5mango
7.59%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1persimmon
#2apple chips
#3pomelo
#4kaffir lime
#5longan
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1kumquat
75.04%
#2asian pear
68.81%
#3fuji apple
68.81%
#4jackfruit
62.57%
#5banana chips
51.48%

Most Popular vegetables Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular vegetables ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top vegetables Ingredients and Pairings
#1pumpkin
21.36%
#2greens
18.63%
#3avocado
16.88%
#4spinach
7.98%
#5soy
6.93%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1chipotle pepper
#2celery root
#3water spinach
#4baby lettuce
#5green cabbage
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1beet greens
84.4%
#2baby spinach
84.4%
#3savoy
68.81%
#4endive
68.81%
#5butter lettuce
68.81%

Most Popular grains Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular grains ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top grains Ingredients and Pairings
#1oatmeal
22.68%
#2granola
20.61%
#3rice
16.7%
#4malt
10.8%
#5pasta
9.96%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1cinnamon toast crunch
#2raisin bran
#3rotini
#4bulgur
#5bowtie pasta
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1black rice
75.04%
#2soba
75.04%
#3frosted flakes
68.81%
#4pappardelle
68.81%
#5wild rice
58.41%

Most Popular dairy substitutes Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular dairy substitutes ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top dairy substitutes Ingredients and Pairings
#1nut milk
44.52%
#2almond milk
30.41%
#3coconut milk
13.73%
#4oat milk
5.9%
#5soy milk
2.3%
Trending Ingredients and Pairings
#1almond cheese
#2cashew milk
#3oat milk
#4coconut milk
30.50%
#5nut milk
27.94%
Declining Ingredients and Pairings
#1rice milk
58.41%

Most Popular meat Ingredients and Pairings

Highlights the most popular meat ingredients with Dark Chocolate, as well as its fastest rising and falling ingredients. Broken down by food category. July 2020 data
Top meat Ingredients and Pairings
#1chicken
21.32%
#2sausage
16.3%
#3bacon
14.22%
#4steak
13.11%
#5beef
10.29%