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The Best and the Weirdest Chocolate Trends

The Best and the Weirdest Chocolate Trends


The quest to look for the best and weird chocolate trends will always remain for years to come. If you're looking for an opinionated blog post on what some foodies think about the world of chocolate, this is it! We will cover everything from weird to best chocolate trends.

First, let's start with basics. The best kind of chocolate is dark chocolate. It has a complex flavor that isn't too sweet and has health benefits like antioxidants. The worst kind of chocolate as per global opinion is white chocolate. It has cocoa butter in it which makes for a sweet, almost bland flavor that is sometimes referred to as ‘toilet candy’. It is a bad name for a food item I admit! White chocolate is not considered real chocolate, because it contains cocoa butter and no cocoa solids. But it is also loved by many for its creamy, sweet, sticky, and milky texture. The weirdest kind of chocolate probably belongs to the flavored bars. Recently, more chocolates are trending with different ingredients as well, such as turmeric, and matcha. Chocolatiers are classifying them among new chocolate trends, but technically are not in my opinion. But yes, I agree with the ruby chocolate, and blond chocolate. I would cover these in more detail in my later posts.

Why does anyone think that coconut and strawberry taste like chocolate? It doesn't make sense to us!


Chocolate Experience: The best kinds of chocolates are those that make you feel good. They can also be indulgent. Chocolate experiences are all about creating that unforgettable experience around chocolate. It includes chocolate background, beverages to drink with it, chocolate making process, and taste testing. These experiences can be anything from cooking classes to tours of chocolatiers, or even pairing sessions where guests eat different types of dark chocolate. A memorable and pleasurable experience around chocolate is created in order to get people excited about the confectionary treat.


The Best and the Weirdest Chocolate Trends

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Best Chocolate Trends

What are the best chocolate trends? Here are a few favored ones:

1. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a healthy chocolate option that is becoming more popular, because people are looking for healthier alternatives to sugary snacks. People are consuming more dark chocolate than ever. Dark chocolate is the best kind of chocolate, because it has more cocoa content, less add-ons, and less sugar. So you get a boost of antioxidants in the healthiest way possible. This is the reason dark chocolate is recognized as super food, because it contains antioxidants which improves health and fights free radicals.

2. Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate although isn't as healthy as dark chocolate, but has always been the most popular and crowd's favorite across the globe for its creamy and rich texture, and dairy flavor. However, among new trends, cow's milk is getting replaced with soy milk, and coconut milk where vegan chocolate options are available. Cadbury also came up with its first ever vegan chocolate bar in two flavors.

3. Chocolate Bark

Many chocolate companies are making chocolate bark - another rising trend in the market for its health content (refer image above). Chocolate bark is made up of nuts, oats, seeds, brownies, candy, toffee, cookies, fruits such as raisins, dry fruits, are topped with dark chocolate and turned into a slab resembling that of a tree bark in texture and uneven shape. Because of its content, chocolate bark is considered a healthy and wholesome snack.

4. Chocolate Bars

This is an interesting trend that seems to be gaining more traction with consumers. These bars are made out of dark or milk chocolate but have various healthy ingredients added into them such as fruits, nuts and spices. Health-conscious consumers are looking to get the taste of chocolate without unhealthy ingredients, and these bars provide that option. Many brands that usually made bite sized chocolates suitable for gifts, are now making chocolate bars. Ferrero Rocher recently launched three chocolate bars. Guylian also came up with five chocolate bars out of which, two contain less sugar and more stevia. More artisanal chocolatiers are making chocolate bars of different sorts and healthy ingredients, further painted with beautiful craftsmanship.



Weirdest Chocolate Trends

The weirdest chocolate trends are those that either do not make sense or, when companies try to get consumers addicted to their product by adding caffeine or nicotine into them. In the past, people have come up with some strange chocolate ideas that came into fruition. Here are a few of the weirdest;

1. Chocolate Chip Flowers

This trend is probably not quite what you expect it to be. These chips are actually edible flowers dipped in chocolate. The process involves taking a flower like jasmine or honeysuckle, and covering it with a layer of dark chocolate. It is actually not as weird as you might think, considering that many flowers like roses are candied to be used in cakes and desserts, but these chocolates seem rather useless given their appearance.

2. Chocolate Accessories

Accessories that are made out of chocolate. This includes jewelry, may also include other items like décor accessories. Although the trend has been around for some time now, it is solely to offer and flaunt fancy items.

3. Chocolate Sculptures

This trend is exactly what it sounds like. Chocolate sculptures are artworks are made out of chocolate. They can be anything from animals to robots, landscapes, fictional characters, décor objects, and even people. These sculptures are often very intricate and detailed, making them a real work of art.

4. Chocolate Fountains

These fountains have been around for a while now, and are still a popular choice for events (refer second image). Chocolate fountains are essentially tanks of melted chocolate that guests can dip fruit and other snacks into. Melting chocolate fondue waterfall machines are also available to present this. I have also tried chocolate fondue and personally enjoyed it.

5. Chocolate Liqueurs

Liqueurs are alcoholic drinks that are made with a variety of different flavors. Chocolate liqueurs, as you might expect, drinks that are made with chocolate. A few good brands make these. It is either a hit or a miss with people.

6. Chocolate Snow Globes

This trend has been around for a while now, but is still one of the most creative ways to enjoy chocolate as snow globes. You can fill a jar with any kind of liquid, and add cocoa powder and other goodies like marshmallows, and pretzels. Then, shake it all together, and put on top of a plate, or bowl full of ice cubes.


Here are some trends trending in chocolate. The next post on chocolate is extension to it but specific, which I'm sure you would enjoy, so stay signed up for upcoming content. And let me know what you think of the trends in the comment section below. I'll see you all very soon. Bye.

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Comments

  1. these looks so good! i love chocolates thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this! It's so much fun to learn about delicious and interesting trends for foods. Chocolate fountains have always fascinated me - but I've yet to actually try one! Maybe one of these days haha

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    1. It would be fun! the other day i saw a fondue machine too haha. Thanks for reading. xx

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  3. Wow, this is interesting, I tried some of these Chocolates before. I don't eat a lot these days though. Great list!

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  4. This was really fun to read -- I had no idea there were so many things to learn/do with chocolate!

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    1. I also enjoy reading fun content of bloggers. Thanks Molly. xx

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  5. I love chocolate; it is a beautiful word on my tongue and I am here for all the bark and bars chocolate companies can give me! I also love my chocolate plain or in cookies, but I do not think I could wear it as an accessory! 👜 😂

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    1. yea, so not. Imagine neck getting smeared haha. I also like bars and plain ones too. Thanks for reading Jaya. xx

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  6. Chocolate is the best thing! I didn’t realise dark chocolate was so good for you. I like it.

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  7. Chocolate fountains are still quite popular today and they're a great thing to have at a party! x

    Lucy Mary

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    1. Yea though. I enjoy them too. Thanks for reading Lucy. xx

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  8. I LOVE dark chocolate! But I also like white chocolate lol. Chocolate flowers sounds intriguing to me...I'd be willing to try it. This was definitely a fun post to read! Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I have had some great chocolate liquors in the past. They are the perfect addition to any girls night in! I've never seen chocolate snow globes before but they sound interesting.

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    1. wow I'm impressed. Now i hope to try those some day. Thanks for reading Britt. xx

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  10. I'm quite intrigued by the weird chocolate trends & do people wear the chocolate jewelry or is it just for show?! I also imagine if you wore a chocolate necklace it wouldn't take long before it melted & also if you had a chocolate sculture, how do you keep it from melting?!
    Anyways, I want a chocolate snow globe now haha

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  11. Omg! Hahah I have NEVER heard of chocolate flowers! Very very interesting post!

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  12. I love chocolate! But, while dark might be better for you, it's too bitter for me. I am a fan of milk chocolate all the way. I don't know about these trends. I can definitely say no to the liqueurs. I've tried them many times over the years and they've NEVER been good. Now fondue? That's one I can get behind. Hmm, now I want some chocolate and it's only 8am.

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  13. Ooh this was a really interesting read! I love milk chocolate and chocolate fountains are so much at parties too. I hadn't heard of chocolate snow globes before but now I'm intrigued! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love everything chocolate! It seems like cocoa bombs are really trending here. I'm really particular about my hot chocolate, so I don't always love the flavors, but the variety is fun.

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  15. The chocolate bark. I'm onboard with everything in it.

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  16. I love chocolate. Reading this made me want to get one now. I love it so much that I wrote a post about the benefits of dark chocolate last month, I invite you to read it. Thanks!

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  17. Personally I love all chocolate an this was such a fun read!

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  18. I just got my hands on some dark chocolate with a gooey salted caramel filling - gorgeous! I was never a great fan of dark chocolate before I have to confess. My husband is a white chocolate fan.

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    1. that's sweet! i hoped you liked the caramel experience. my mom is a white chocolate fan. thanks for reading. xx

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  19. I love dark chocolate (well not 100% dark but has a bit of milk in it) and yes, I’m not a fan of white chocolate. It’s too milky for me. Interesting to find out that some chocolates have swapped cow’s milk for soy or coconut milk! I didn’t know about Cadbury having a vegan chocolate.. I would like to try it for curiosity’s sake even if I’m not vegan. I like chocolate bark and and chocolate bars…. I think I just love chocolate in general…except white chocolate. 🤣 And no way, chocolate accessories? Just why… you wouldn’t want to wear it..why not just eat it?? HAHA. But yes to chocolate fondue!!!

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    1. i totally agree. i love choc too. not a fan of white. and the idea of chocolate melting upon contact to skin, no way to accessories haha! fondue is fun right? Thanks for reading Izzy! xx

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  20. I went to the Cadbury factory at Bournville and saw their exhibition about the history of chocolate. It is amazingly versatile.

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    1. Hi. Thanks for reading. Can you please give me link so i can see and engage with that? xx

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  21. Thanks so much for making me want to eat chocolate! Will need to do some extra yoga to allow me to indulge... :D

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  22. Wow. I am totally on board with all of these trends. Yummy!!!!

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  23. I hope no one finds out about my teenage treat "ketchup cheetos with chocolate". I always asked myself how could I describe the experience of eating white chocolate. Toilet candy totally sums it up!

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