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About the chocolate Report

In the Chocolate Trend Report, companies will find an eclectic mix of trends, including chocolate recipes, original truffles, chocolate brownies, gift baskets and more. This candy subsection is in a constant state of change, as breakthroughs in marketing result in constantly upgraded products like Easter Eggs, white chocolate variations and hot chocolate spin offs. With the Chocolate Trend Report, businesses can easily isolate and track breakthroughs in this industry.

Who It's For

Our Chocolate Trend Report features the latest products and marketing campaigns of Cadbury, Nestle, Mars and more. Use Trend Hunter’s crowd-sourced research to cultivate cutting edge insight in this creative industry.

Using data from the Chocolate Trend Report can help companies navigate emerging opportunities, and leverage these developments for insight and innovation.

The chocolate Trend Report, last published on Apr 16, 2015, includes 260 PRO Trends and 1,300 examples of chocolate market research and chocolate consumer trends related to: truffles, chocolate brownies, gift baskets, candy, Easter eggs and chocolate trends.

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Our chocolate research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced chocolate articles and 2,335,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 260 chocolate PRO Trends = 260 Powerpoint Pages chocolate PPT Report
• 1,300 chocolate Examples

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• 182 chocolate Videos (Online) chocolate Videos
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Sample chocolate Pro Trends

Each chocolate PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online chocolate articles, videos and images. Examples:

Social Vending Vending machines encourage social interaction in exchange for goods Implications - Moving away from paying for goods with money, vending machines are integrating elements of social engagement as an alternative form of payment. Dispensing goods in return for engagement, these machines are using interactive and heartfelt experiences to boost consumer-brand interaction.
Social Vending
Vending machines encourage social interaction in exchange for goods
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Tech Mimicry Consumers opt for packaging that references the style of technology brands Implications - Industries outside of the technology sphere, such as food or fashion, have adopted a tech-focused style of packaging in order to better appeal to the modern consumer. This shift in packaging reveals not only the universality of technology, but the cult-like status it has achieved among consumers, who closely identify with the aesthetics of their favorite brands.
Tech Mimicry
Consumers opt for packaging that references the style of technology brands
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Whimsical Retail Brands increase interest through over-the-top retail displays Implications - Bringing an exciting element to routine shopping experiences, playfully designed retail displays are being adopted as a way to generate interest and engagement with products. By adopting over-the-top designs more reminiscent of an amusement park than a grocery store, retail locations are able to better compete with the convenience of online shops by offering an experiential element.
Whimsical Retail
Brands increase interest through over-the-top retail displays
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Display Escapism Retail moves further away from the mundane to satisfy wanderlust Implications - Post-recession, consumers who are reminded of what economic downturn looks like become preoccupied with life-changing experiences such as travel; however the credit crunch has also had an effect on the wallet, making travel less feasible. Satiating this unfulfilled need, companies are incorporating travel-inspired elements into retail displays.
Display Escapism
Retail moves further away from the mundane to satisfy wanderlust
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Smoked Libation Consumers are opting for fall-friendly, campfire-inspired flavors Implications - Veering away from sweet beverages for fall, many consumers are opting for smoky, toasted flavors. Beverages that offer a woodsy twist immediately set themselves apart and liven up the drinking experience, and more heavily involve the aromatic aspect of flavor. Ultimately, consumers are searching for new ways to experience the comfort and coziness associated with colder seasons.
Smoked Libation
Consumers are opting for fall-friendly, campfire-inspired flavors
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Excess Restriction Embracing the health wave, consumers seek recipes that restrict ingredients Implications - Realizing the benefits of healthier food alternatives, consumers are turning to recipes that limit and restrict multiple ingredients. Combining features like gluten-free and sugar-free together, some consumers are looking to leave behind all elements associated with unhealthy living by embracing more restrictive consumption options.
Excess Restriction
Embracing the health wave, consumers seek recipes that restrict ingredients
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Eastern Savory Asian influences introduce savory flavors to sweet dishes Implications - Many consumers are increasingly turning to food for much more than sustenance, seeking a memorable product experience. Flavor fusion fulfills this desire quite well, and in the case of Asian influence in desserts, is reversing the flavor profiles associated with sweet dishes. Providing consumers with an exciting take on traditional goods, this shift signifies a consumer openness to novelty when it comes to food.
Eastern Savory
Asian influences introduce savory flavors to sweet dishes
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Aesthetic Alternative Sugar-free products use visual appeal to overcome pessimism Implications - Though it's now common knowledge that refined sugar is harmful to the body, many are skeptical of making the switch, prompting companies to appeal to other senses than taste. Focusing on the visual aspect of alternatively sweetened products redirects attention, positioning sugar-free products as more special than their predecessors.
Aesthetic Alternative
Sugar-free products use visual appeal to overcome pessimism
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 254 more chocolate PRO Trends and 1,300 examples!



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