March 2, 2024

Indulging in Ethics and Flavor: Vegan Chocolate Market Set to Reach $4 Billion by 2032 Amid Growing Demand for Plant-Based Delights

The vegan chocolate market is experiencing remarkable growth as more consumers embrace plant-based lifestyles. This delectable alternative satisfies the cravings of chocolate enthusiasts while offering ethical and healthier choices. With a wide range of flavors and options, the vegan chocolate market presents lucrative opportunities for manufacturers to cater to the increasing demand for cruelty-free and sustainable indulgences.

By 2032, the vegan chocolate industry will have grown at a CAGR of 15.5% and will be worth US$ 4.0 billion. Because the raw product made from cocoa is a plant-based food, only the raw form of chocolate is considered to be vegan. Cacao is an animal-based food due to its significant processing, which includes the inclusion of chemicals and milk or milk fat.Consumers are getting more sensitive and understanding when it comes to the circumstances and setting in which animals are produced. They are increasingly choosing plant-based products due to concerns about animal cruelty, especially plant-based chocolates.Vegan chocolate is produced without the use of dairy milk, which many people today consider to be a significant contributor to environmental issues. Produce can be used to make milk-based chocolates. This would fuel the market for vegan chocolates and help solve environmental issues.Explore the Sweet Shift: Sample our Report on the Booming Vegan Chocolate Market and Discover the Deliciously Sustainable Future of Indulgence : chocolates are significantly more natural, healthier, and delicious than other chocolates made with artificial ingredients and cheap animal fat. Further, inclusion of new international flavours in vegan chocolate is propelling its demand more than ever. Casa Kakau brand is making vegan chocolates such as Cardamom Craft Chocolate and Bulgarian Rose Water chocolate, which is hand-crafted bean-to-bar chocolate from original cocoa beans. The vegan chocolate is matured and has been stone ground like traditional chocolate.Another example is from Veganz Waffel brand which produces crunchy wafer bits chocolate with rice syrup powder, in which the couverture chocolate is given an interesting crunchy texture. The product retails in an 80g eco pack, which is made with compostable material, and further, the pack is printed with mineral oil-free ink.Key Takeaways from Market Study 

  • The vegan chocolate market is worth of USD 1.0 Bn sales in 2022.The vegan chocolate market is expected to expand at CAGRs of 5% through 2032.Global vegan chocolate demand is projected to grow year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth of 7% in 2022.The vegan chocolate market is growing with a notable boost towards the production to reach USD 4.0 Bn by 2032.High product demand from food service industry, soaring production of raw material, tasty and convenient product form are the factors driving growth of the market and to be the influencing factors among consumers, which is driving sales of vegan chocolate across global markets.Demand for vegan chocolate grew at 2% CAGR between 2017 and 2021.Mondelez International, The Hershey Company, Schmilk Chocolate (Chocolate Hollow, LLC), Lindt & Sprüngli, and Ritter Sport are expected to be the top players in the vegan chocolateVegan chocolate market along with dark vegan chocolate, flavored vegan chocolate, bars as product form, snack bars and cereals as application, and B2C sales channel are in heavy demand from food industry carrying a notable market share.
  • “Vegan chocolates are said to have a higher content of cocoa, sugar, cocoa butter, and other natural plant-based flavors to produce a melty texture and mouthfeel experience. As cocoa butter is the main ingredient which helps in generating the unique texture and taste in vegan chocolate, the percentage of cocoa determines the final product quality in vegan chocolate,” says a Future Market Insights analyst.Unlock the Delectable World of Vegan Chocolate: Customize Your Journey with Insights from Our Comprehensive Market Report : Landscape Key vegan chocolate brands are conducting several researches and looking for new strategic partnerships, while key business brands are focusing on developing the applications in food industry to generate high quality food and beverage solutions. The top players are focusing on new formulations and product innovations to gain vegan chocolate market share and attract more customers towards the product.Despite the entry of companies in the vegan chocolates market like Hershey’s, the research views smaller businesses, some of which are predominantly vegan to begin with, as driving the category’s growth.Equal Exchange, a Fair-Trade chocolate maker, Endangered Species Chocolate, Alter Eco, Taza, and Theo are among the brands predicted to grow the most in the coming years, according to the vegan chocolate market study. Endangered Species, like Hershey’s, just introduced oat milk-based chocolate bars.
  • In 2021, Cadbury announced to launch the vegan chocolate bar, first of its kind from the company, with two different flavours. The new vegan chocolate bar is a plant-based offering that, according to the firm, is inspired by Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, the company’s most popular chocolate bar in the UK
  • Explore More Valuable Insights Future Market Insights, in its new report, offers an impartial analysis of the global vegan chocolate market, presenting historical data (2017-2021) and estimation statistics for the forecast period of 2022-2032.The study offers compelling insights based on product type (raw chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and others), flavor (unflavoured and flavored), product form (bars, blended, cookies, granules, liquid, powder, whole, and others), application (baking mixes, snack bars & cereals, candy, chocolate & gums, cocoa chips & cookies, coffee, dairy & desserts, dietary supplements, ice cream & shake mix, condiments, sauces & spreads, sports bars & nutrition, and others), and sales channel (B2B / HoReCa and B2C), across seven major regions of the world.

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