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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 Oct 29, 2014, includes 216 PRO Trends and 1,080 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 2,124,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 216 chocolate PRO Trends = 216 Powerpoint Pages chocolate PPT Report
• 1,080 chocolate Examples

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• 151 chocolate Videos (Online) chocolate Videos
• 6,480 chocolate Images (Online) chocolate Images
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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:

Grown-Up Celebration Adult consumers turn to more refined products to celebrate the holidays Implications - As the holiday market remains an industry that's heavily juvenile, many brands are creating refined products to broaden appeal for adults. This expansion speaks to consumers' nostalgic nature while offering something more appropriate for the grown-up lifestyle, satisfying multiple desires in one shot.
Grown-Up Celebration
Adult consumers turn to more refined products to celebrate the holidays
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Artistic TV Televisions are literally transformed into works of art for the design-conscious Implications - The television is the focal point for living rooms around the world, but as consumers come to focus more on design aesthetic, the entertainment staple has received a fashionable overhaul. Literally transforming TV sets into art, the designs highlight preference for function as well as fashion.
Artistic TV
Televisions are literally transformed into works of art for the design-conscious
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Seasonal Simplicity Seasonal treats take a minimalist turn as consumers prioritize aesthetics Implications - As maker culture expands, DIY activities and at-home tutorials are evolving both in aesthetics and quality. Adding an element of sophistication to homemade treats, consumers are using simple designs to heighten holidays like Halloween and Christmas with more allure. This shift reflects a move away from flamboyant seasonal references toward more subtle and design-conscious alternatives.
Seasonal Simplicity
Seasonal treats take a minimalist turn as consumers prioritize aesthetics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Grotesque Confection Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections Implications - As the normality of violence and gore increases, aspects traditionally associated with scary and frightening imagery are becoming mundane. Adding a humorous twist to dark holidays like Halloween, consumers turning to sweets and desserts reminiscent of abject objects, reflecting a turn toward more shocking ways to celebrate holidays.
Grotesque Confection
Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Augmented Reality Packaging Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging Implications - The shopping experience is becoming more focused on interactivity, but brands are now taking an even more in your face approach with augmented reality packaging. This shift supports consumer preference for smartphone integration into the product experience as brands compete to deliver the most immersive experience yet.
Augmented Reality Packaging
Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Humorous Hygiene A desire for novelty has consumers seeking out eclectic hygiene products Implications - Adding an element of humor to everyday hygiene practices, consumers are turning to eccentric health products for amusement. Referencing pop culture themes, innovations like this use unexpected aesthetics to add interest to everyday routine. This reflects a desire for excitement and novelty even with respect to mundane tasks.
Humorous Hygiene
A desire for novelty has consumers seeking out eclectic hygiene products
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Seasonal Simplicity Holiday aesthetics take a minimalist turn to satiate design-conscious buyers Implications - Capturing holiday spirit in a more subtle manner, brands are turning to minimal seasonal aesthetics to appease design-conscious consumers. Updating traditional decor like wreaths and Christmas trees with contemporary designs, consumers are trading in traditionally flamboyant colors and imagery for more casual, laid-back aesthetics. This reflects a turn toward more subtle forms of seasonal celebration.
Seasonal Simplicity
Holiday aesthetics take a minimalist turn to satiate design-conscious buyers
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Emergency Spoofing Brands attach literal urgency to products to convey importance Implications - Tongue-in-cheek marketing can be an effective way to reach consumers, which is being approached by brands with the use of emergency-themed branding to create a sense of urgency. This approach utilizes humor -- a powerful tool for establishing brand trust -- to get consumers' attention in a creative way.
Emergency Spoofing
Brands attach literal urgency to products to convey importance
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 210 more chocolate PRO Trends and 1,080 examples!



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