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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 Nov 25, 2014, includes 354 PRO Trends and 1,770 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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Methodology

Our sweets research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced sweets articles and 2,161,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 354 Sweets PRO Trends = 354 Powerpoint Pages Sweets PPT Report
• 1,770 Sweets Examples

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• 248 Sweets Videos (Online) Sweets Videos
• 10,620 Sweets Images (Online) Sweets Images
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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:

Sustainable Scent A need for sustainability has air fresheners adopting eco-friendly elements Implications - Combating growing fears over harmful chemicals and health hazards, products like air fresheners are responding with items that take health and sustainability into consideration. Providing natural scents and environmentally friendly packaging, brands are offering a way to enjoy familiar scents, both at home and on-the-go, in a more organic and conscious manner. This ties into the overall desire for a more health-conscious lifestyle in all aspects.
Sustainable Scent
A need for sustainability has air fresheners adopting eco-friendly elements
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Cultural Cocktail Creating a distinct regional reference, exotic ingredients are added to spirits Implications - Showcasing an element of regional pride, both consumers and local brands are using exotic ingredients as a means to convey a sense of authenticity. This adds more of a taste experience to alcoholic beverages that takes drinking from a pastime to a more sophisticated hobby, which speaks to a bigger consumer desire for expertise in all aspects of life.
Cultural Cocktail
Creating a distinct regional reference, exotic ingredients are added to spirits
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Crossover Cocktail Mixologists blend beer and wine into recipes for familiarity and variety Implications - As mixology becomes a more respected and popular industry, mixing drinks with standalone ingredients like wine and beer is gaining momentum. This shift towards combining unusual, added ingredients with more basic ones speaks to an openness to seeing even the most traditional products complicated.
Crossover Cocktail
Mixologists blend beer and wine into recipes for familiarity and variety
4 Examples + Score + Implications


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


Sippable Exotic Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure Implications - The rise of foodie culture has the average consumer craving more adventure in their edibles; for some, however, the idea of exoticism is intimidating. Daring drinks allow hesitant almost-foodies to sample adventurous flavor. This also gives those within the food industry a way to test less-predictable flavors within their consumer base.
Sippable Exotic
Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure
7 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


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


PLUS 348 more Sweets PRO Trends and 1,770 examples!



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