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Chocolate Liqueur Market

Chocolate Liqueur Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product Type (Dutch, Natural Cocoa Liquor), by Cocoa Variety (Forastero, Criollo, Trinitario), by Form (Wafers, Blocks, Chips, Liquid), by Application (Chocolate and Confectionery, Ice Cream, Food and Beverage Coatings, Bakery): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Aniket Kadam | Roshan Deshmukh
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Chocolate Liqueur Market Research, 2031

The global Chocolate Liqueur Market Size was at $4.6 billion in 2021, and is projected to reach $6.9 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2031.

Chocolate Liqueur Market

The chocolate liqueur market is segmented into Form, Application, Product Type and Cocoa Variety.

The chocolate liqueur is meant to provide chocolate flavored liqueur made from a base liqueur of whisky or vodka. It is to be consumed straight as an after-dinner drink and is also mixed in drinks and desserts, especially in desert sauces, cakes, and truffles. Increase in popularity of chocolate-based products in the food & beverage sector continues to influence companies toward increasing the production of chocolate liqueur. Different products are being made from chocolate liqueur. These include chocolate butter chocolate-based creams and other chocolate solids.

The application of chocolate liqueur in drinks has increased particularly among the working population as the time required for the preparation of these drinks is less. Manufacturers across the world are introducing chocolate infused drinks to increase their respective customer base.

The leading market players are incorporating citrus fruits and dairy products. Globally, the number of lemon-flavored chocolates made with cocoa liqueur has doubled in the past few years. In addition, manufacturers are focusing on introducing other ingredients in cocoa liqueur end product such as pepper, yogurt, and lemon oil. Their efforts are intended to offer innovative flavors to gratify changing preferences of consumers, who are keen on experiencing new culinary delights. They are also enjoying fresh and fusion-style drinks, and are open to trying them in treats and sharing their experiences with others. The application of cocoa liqueur in drinks has increased particularly among working population since the time required for preparation of these drinks is less. Furthermore, presence of cocoa liquors also enables these drinks to double up as energy booster. Manufacturers across the world are introducing chocolate infused drinks to attract the large customer base. This has a positive impact on attracting consumers toward the consumption of cocoa liqueur. There is a rise in the end-users of premium and specialty chocolate since the last few years. The fine flavor of cocoa liqueur is one of the key reasons behind the increasing market demand for cocoa liqueur. Furthermore, the demand for chocolate liqueur is increasing due to the launch of new premium chocolate brands in major regions. These brands are focusing on launching and selling premium chocolate products across the world. The customer preference for high-priced chocolate products has also increased. Considering this, the global key players like Mars and Ferraro are investing in the improvement of their current and future offerings and are also incorporating cocoa liqueur in their products. Inclination of consumer toward healthy chocolate products has led key market players such as Cargill Inc., The Archer Daniels Midland Company, and United Cocoa Processor, Inc to develop less or no sugar and no preservative-based chocolate liqueur products. In addition, awareness regarding health benefits of theobromine, found in cocoa powder, that aids in inflammation reduction and protection against severe diseases boosts the market growth. Moreover, cocoa contains a high concentration of phytonutrients that are low in fat and sugar has also led to increase in demand among health-conscious consumers. Also, cocoa powder used in making of chocolate liqueur is less processed and healthier for consumption and has further increased market demand.

It has recently come to light that chocolates can become contaminated, despite the fact that it has been consumed for centuries without any complaint of any apparent ill effect. Heavy metal contamination can be a problem in case of chocolates too. Some food safety organizations, also founded traces of lead, copper, and enteric bacteria in cocoa powder which is the key ingredient for production of chocolate liqueur. Consumption of lead can cause damage to the central nervous system (CNS), leading to learning difficulties and lower IQ in infants and young children and copper exposure can cause general weakness, hypothyroidism, depression, constipation, and low blood pressure, amongst other symptoms.

The consumption of cocoa helps lower blood pressure and even aids in reducing stress. Dark chocolate contains bioactive compounds which are great for the skin. The flavanols improve the flow of blood to the skin and act as a sun protection layer on the skin. These also help in increasing hydration and skin density. In addition, dark chocolates unique packaging formats and health claims have also emerged as attractive buying options, especially among the younger generation. Dark chocolate market penetration has increased owing to its health benefits and availability of wide range of brands across the globe. The major factor driving the market is awareness regarding low sugar content in dark chocolate among consumer, and higher consumption of sugar leading to chronic disorders like diabetes. Thus, this dark chocolate is also the primary ingredient of chocolate liqueur which in turn is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.

The demand for chocolate liqueur in various developed countries such as India, Thailand, Indonesia, and South Africa is gradually increasing owing to rise in purchasing power among consumers. Also, companies are introducing their products such as wafer, chips and liquids in developing market, which boosts the market demand. In addition, rise in health awareness and product awareness regarding constituents of chocolate liqueur products among consumer has also influenced the market growth in developing economies. Also, campaign by various market players for environment-friendly and ethically produced chocolate has contributed to the overall market demand. Cocoa helps reduce hypertension, and chronic fatigue syndrome helps protect against sunburn and helps improve sex drive. These advantages increase the demand for cocoa-based chocolate liqueur among consumers. In addition, cocoa is high in polyphenols, which helps protect the body's tissues from oxidative stress and related pathologies like cancer and inflammation and has positively impacted market growth. Moreover, the lesser sugar content and soothing taste of chocolate liqueur when used in combination with other products has attracted more consumers and fostered market Chocolate Liqueur Market Growth.

The chocolate liqueur market is segmented into product type, cocoa variety, form, application, and region. On the basis of product type, it is bifurcated into Dutch, and natural cocoa liquor. On the basis of cocoa variety, the market is classified into forastero, criollo, and trinitario. On the basis of form, it is categorized into wafers, blocks, chips, and liquid. On the basis of application, it is fragmented into chocolate and confectionery, ice cream, food & beverage coatings, and bakery.

Chocolate Liqueur Market by Product Type

The key driver for the Dutch chocolate liqueur is acceptance of flavors by consumer, thus driving the market Chocolate Liqueur Market Demand. In addition, availability of wide range of mass and premium products in the market boosts the market growth. In addition, wide range of application for Dutch chocolate liqueur in preparation of drinks, ice cream and frozen desserts, baked foods, pastry and complex coatings is expected to boost the market growth.

Chocolate Liqueur Market by Cocoa Variety

The forastero segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market, owing to popularity of chocolate-based products in the food & beverage sector. This continues to influence companies toward increasing the production of cocoa liquor. In addition, wide range of products from forastero based coca liqueur such as cocoa butter, cocoa-based creams, and other chocolate solids has increased the market demand. Forastero variety of cocoa can be recognized by its smooth, yellow and green pods with a strong, acidic aroma. Its beans contain a high concentration of tannin. Forastero cocoa is found in Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, New Guinea, Brazil, Central America, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, and other countries. Forastero coca represents majority Chocolate Liqueur Market Share owing to its high production across globe. Forastero type of cacao beans is used in most of the world’s chocolate production owing to disease-resistant and high-yielding nature. High adoption of chocolate in the F&B industry as well as foodservice sector as a key flavor to create variation in product offerings is projected to continue to catalyze the forastero variety of Chocolate Liqueur Market Forecast.

Chocolate Liqueur Market by Form

Wafers are in high demand by consumers owing to their versatility and wide range of applications in food and confectionery. Consumer inclinations toward healthy chocolate products is also expected to boost market demand. In addition, cocoa liqueur wafers are flavorful and creamy, and they may be used in a variety of ways such as baking chocolate or bittersweet chocolate, chocolate sauces, chocolate bark, frosting, and others; thus, boosting market demand.

Chocolate Liqueur Market by Application

The chocolate and confectionery segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market, with $1,905.6 million in 2021, and is estimated to reach $2,671.7 million by 2031, with a CAGR of 3.7%. Chocolate and confectionery are among the most favorite and most consumed food products among consumers across the world, owing to its taste and availability of a wide range of flavors. Due to the increasing popularity of the chocolate liqueur, the majority of manufacturers in the food and beverage industry are using chocolate liqueur in many of their confectionery products.

Increasing demand for liqueur chocolate & confectionery as a result of changing consumer preference for taste mainly among the younger generation. Countries such as the UK, Germany, and Belgium have a high consumption level of liquor. Chocolates infused with liqueur introduced in these countries drive consumers to experiment and try out new ways of alcohol consumption. This trend has been boosting the market demand.

Chocolate Liqueur Market by Region

Europe dominated the global chocolate liqueur market owing to high consumer demand and preference for chocolate liqueur-based confectionery and food products. The demand for chocolate liqueur has also increased as the preference of chocolate liqueur as an ingredient in various confectionery and beverage products. In addition, the increase in demand for premium chocolates has led chocolate manufacturers to expand their product line which includes new flavors such as chocolate liqueur caramel for premium chocolate consumers. The demand for chocolate liqueur is increasing mainly from countries such as Germany, Belgium, UK, and others due to the presence of some of the leading manufacturers of chocolate products in the region. Germany is the home to Europe's largest chocolate-making sector and most of the portion of the chocolate output is exported making it one of the worlds leading exporters in the chocolate products. Also, major Chocolate Liqueur industry players have introduced large range of chocolate liqueur products in the region; thus, further boosting the market growth. The increasing spending on the R&D to develop innovative chocolate liqueur-based products owing to consumer inclination is the key driver for market growth. In addition, the rising chocolate consumer base, coupled with increasing spending of consumers toward innovative chocolate liqueur-based products is also expected to boost market demand.

Region-wise, it is analyzed across North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East & Africa).

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the chocolate liqueur market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing chocolate liqueur market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the chocolate liqueur market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global chocolate liqueur market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Chocolate Liqueur Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2031
Market Size By 2031

USD 6.9 billion

Growth Rate
Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.5%

Forecast period
Forecast period

2021 - 2031

Report Pages
Report Pages

330

Chocolate Liqueur Market By Form
By Form
  • Wafers
  • Blocks
  • Chips
  • Liquid
Chocolate Liqueur Market By Application
By Application
  • Chocolate and Confectionery
    • Sales channel
      • Hypermarket and supermarket
      • Specialty stores
      • Convenience stores
      • Online sales channel
  • Ice Cream
  • Food and Beverage Coatings
  • Bakery
    • Sales channel
      • Hypermarket and supermarket
      • Specialty stores
      • Convenience stores
      • Online sales channel
Chocolate Liqueur Market By Product Type
By Product Type
  • Dutch
  • Natural Cocoa Liquor
Chocolate Liqueur Market By Cocoa Variety
By Cocoa Variety
  • Forastero
  • Criollo
  • Trinitario
Chocolate Liqueur Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest Of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand , Rest Of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

Mondelez International Inc., Delfi Limited, Nestlé S.A, Barry Callebaut, Blommer Chocolate Company, Cargill, Incorporated, Tootsie Roll Industries, Olam Group, Ferrero International S.A, Mars Incorporated, ADM, The Hershey Company, United Cocoa Processor, Inc., JB Cocoa, Ciranda, Inc.

Analyst Review

According to the CXOs of the top companies, the chocolate liqueur market is expected to gain traction due to changing palate of the consumers, millennials in particular. European countries such as the UK, Germany, and Belgium have a high consumption level of liquor. Chocolates infused with alcohol introduced in these countries drive consumers to experiment and try out new ways of alcohol consumption. Increased penetration of handmade confectioneries using liqueur as a main ingredient is a major factor contributing to the growth of the global market. People's increased spending on liqueur confectionery, food and beverages is pushing the global industry as a result of a shift in alcohol consumption patterns. In addition, the development of new products and the availability of a variety of tastes are projected to increase market growth during the Chocolate Liqueur Market Forecastperiod.

The CXOs further added that the shopping and consumption behavior of the millennial generation is expected to boost market growth. Consumers majorly millennial are ready to spend money to taste new confectioneries as these products are compatible with occasions instead of heavy intake of alcohol. In addition, the rise in the number of specialty stores drives the growth of the market owing to easy access, visibility of various products, and availability of discounts and offers. However, the fluctuating prices of raw materials used in the manufacturing process are likely to limit the market expansion. As these products fall in the premium category, their high prices act as a challenge to the global expansion of the market.

Author Name(s) : Aniket Kadam | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

Innovative flavors in chocolate help attract consumers, popularity of specialty chocolate fueling demand for cocoa liquor are some of the upcoming trends of Chocolate Liqueur Market in the world

By application, chocolate liqueur market is categorized into chocolate and confectionery, ice cream, food and beverage coatings, and bakery. The chocolate and confectionery segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market, with $1,905.6 million in 2021, and is estimated to reach $2,671.7 million by 2031, with a CAGR of 3.7%.

Europe was the highest revenue contributor, accounting for $1,945.9 million in 2021, and is estimated to reach $2,982.9 million by 2031, with a CAGR of 4.6%.

The chocolate liqueur market size was valued at $4,548.7 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $6,885.8 million by 2031, registering a CAGR of 4.5% from 2022 to 2031. The chocolate liqueur is meant to provide chocolate flavored liqueur made from a base liqueur of whisky or vodka. It is to be consumed straight as an after-dinner drink and is also mixed in drinks and desserts, especially in desert sauces, cakes, and truffles. Increase in popularity of chocolate-based products in the food & beverage sector continues to influence companies toward increasing the production of chocolate liqueur. Different products are being made from chocolate liqueur. These include chocolate butter chocolate-based creams and other chocolate solids.

The major players analyzed across the global chocolate liqueur industry include Cargill Inc. The Archer Daniels Midland Company, United Cocoa Processor, Inc., Blommer Chocolate Company, Nestlé S.A., Valrhona, Barry Callebaut, Cemoi, JBCOCOA, India Cocoa, and Charley's. These major market players have adopted various strategies such as product launch and acquisition to expand their market reach.

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Chocolate Liqueur Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031