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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 Oct 29, 2014, includes 352 PRO Trends and 1,760 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 2,122,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 352 Sweets PRO Trends = 352 Powerpoint Pages Sweets PPT Report
• 1,760 Sweets Examples

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• 246 Sweets Videos (Online) Sweets Videos
• 10,560 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:

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


Edible Gore A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats Implications - As a societal fascination with gore rises, so to does a need to showcase appreciation for dark pop culture references. Using food and confectionery treats as a form of expression, consumers are seeking to pay tribute to TV shows and darker holiday seasons in a more creative way, reflecting an openness to shocking aesthetics.
Edible Gore
A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Streamlining Nutrition Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to all-in-one health food kits Implications - Despite the health benefits of nutritional meals, extra preparation and costs can often deter consumers tight on time. Making healthy consumption easier, nutritional kits and dinner baskets help make the process of healthy eating much more efficient, particularly for busy parents. This shift speaks to a desire for more customized and individually curated meals.
Streamlining Nutrition
Seeking efficiency, consumers turn to all-in-one health food kits
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Substitute Indulgence Desserts are given a healthy overhaul to maintain a sense of indulgence Implications - Healthy eating can be quite overwhelming, particularly for kids who are drawn to more indulgent everyday goods. Helping to make nutritional consumption more appealing, consumers are reinterpreting traditional desserts with health-conscious alternatives, combining familiar treats and flavors with a healthier ingredients.
Substitute Indulgence
Desserts are given a healthy overhaul to maintain a sense of indulgence
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 346 more Sweets PRO Trends and 1,760 examples!



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