Premiumization Energizing Chocolate With Caramel, Crunchy Inclusion


Dublin — Growing demand for premium products is anticipated to invigorate sales for chocolates featuring caramel and crunchy inclusions, according to Research and Markets.

Additionally, increasing disposable incomes, lifestyle changes and consumers’ willingness to pay more for higher-quality items are expected to move these markets, the research firm reports.

Between 2009 and 2016, sales for caramel chocolates increased 8 percent, compounded annually, while products with crunchy inclusions had sales gains for 7 percent during the period. Results for chocolates with caramel and crunchy inclusions are anticipated to reach $5.4 billion and $3 billion, respectively, by 2022.