Representing more than half of U.S. confectionery sales, chocolate has an important place in the hearts of Americans. Chocolate, ranging from some of the world’s most iconic brands to products made by micro-producers, is a consumer favorite — enjoyed across all ages, incomes, ethnicities, and regions.
However, consumers’ chocolate habits and preferences are changing with a surge in demand for flavor, ingredient, and texture innovation. Megatrends, such as consumers’ commitment to wellbeing, convenience and transparency, are also driving innovation in sourcing, packaging, branding and more.
This session will unearth the latest trends in chocolate from research conducted by 210 Analytics and underwritten by the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), including insights into the rapidly growing fine chocolate segment.