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About the Sweets Report - Featuring delicious chocolates, lollipops, jelly beans and mints, as well as fudge sculptures and liquorice murals, the Sweets Trend Report examines how today’s candy developments are not just for edible enjoyment. Over the past year, we have noticed many unique trends that highlight the versatility of sweets (like quirky branding initiatives by Cadbury and artwork created from candies), and showcase how they can be used for more than just desserts.

Who It's For - Global confectionery brands, sweet shops, dessert chefs, conceptual artists, brand innovators and marketing managers will all benefit from our crowd-generated content.

Use the Sweets Trend Report to extract valuable consumer data that will give you the tools to be more innovative.

The Sweets Trend Report, last published on Sep 17, 2014, includes 338 PRO Trends and 3,463 examples of sweets market research and sweets consumer trends related to: confections, desserts, sweet shops, candy art, chocolates and sweets trends.

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trend research methodology Methodology - Our sweets research is based on Trend Hunter's 3,463 crowdsourced sweets trends and 2,069,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

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• 338 Page / Slide Presentation Sweets PDF Report Sweets PPT Report
• 338 Page In-Depth Reading Report Sweets PDF Report

Contents:
• 338 Sweets PRO Trends
• 3,463 Sweets Examples
• 485 Sweets Videos (Online) Sweets Videos
• 20,778 Sweets Images (Online) Sweets Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Alcohol, Champagne, Extreme, Football, Golf, Hockey, Hunting, Party, Bar, Cheese, Juice, Pop, Burgers, Cigarettes, Circus, Bacon, Barbecue, Water, Candy, Chicken, chocolate, Pizza, Milk, Cookies, Dairy, Dinner, Ice Cream, Restaurant, Pants, Sugar and more!



Sample Sweets Pro Trends - Each Sweets PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online sweets articles, videos and images. Examples:

Sensory Confection Ordinary treats are revamped with unexpected textures for sensory appeal Implications - Moving beyond taste and flavoring, consumers are turning to diverse textures for experiential appeal. Adding unexpected ingredients like exploding candy to cakes and breath mints, consumers are seeking to enhance ordinary goods with heightened sensory qualities, reinventing routine recipes with features that challenge mainstream conceptions of food and flavor.
Sensory Confection
Ordinary treats are revamped with unexpected textures for sensory appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Prominent Nutrition An emphasis on well-being has consumers putting health goods front and center Implications - As the health craze rages on, an emphasis on health food becomes priority, resulting in fruits and vegetables taking a more prominent role in popular recipes. Featured more as a main ingredient rather than a topping, antioxidant-heavy foods like berries are being used as hearty fillings and spreads, reflecting a need to replace everyday indulgences with nutritional yet familiar alternatives.
Prominent Nutrition
An emphasis on well-being has consumers putting health goods front and center
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Reformatted Antioxidant Healthy drinks take on a food form to provide convenience Implications - Offering a range of health benefits that help fight against cholesterol and disease, drinks like green tea are being reformatted into more convenient forms for on-the-go consumption. Transforming these health beverages into snack bars and lollipops, consumers are making nutritional goods more adaptable for everyday consumption, reflecting a shift toward more customized health food sources.
Reformatted Antioxidant
Healthy drinks take on a food form to provide convenience
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Indulgent Superfood Seeking nutritional benefits, consumers add antioxidants to meals in new ways Implications - While antioxidants like berries and whole grains offer plentiful health benefits, eating such nutritional ingredients on a daily basis can be tiresome. Diversifying health foods, consumers are adding superfoods and antioxidants to more indulgent recipes like desserts and junk food, combining health-conscious ingredients with a desire for more enticing sources of consumption.
Indulgent Superfood
Seeking nutritional benefits, consumers add antioxidants to meals in new ways
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Remixed Hearty Cold weather dictates desire for more substance, yet interesting flavor Implications - The concept of the cold holiday seasons calling for more filling food is not new. However, as foodie culture expands, consumers are beginning to demand more than the standard turkey from their holiday meals. Meeting cold season tradition with culinary curiosity, remixed hearty meals make for something that is both comforting and exciting.
Remixed Hearty
Cold weather dictates desire for more substance, yet interesting flavor
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Soothing Consumption Consumers turn to relaxation-oriented edibles for stress relief Implications - Although products like tea are purported to have calming properties, consumers are responding to more aggressive branding that's upfront about benefits. Aimed at consumers struggling with stressful, busy schedules, products that are specifically designed for relaxation are gaining traction.
Soothing Consumption
Consumers turn to relaxation-oriented edibles for stress relief
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 332 more Sweets PRO Trends and 3,463 examples!



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