Issue JUNE 2017


Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate PuddingBittersweet chocolate, warm vanilla, sweet sugar and creamy milk accords are playfully blended to create this classic chocolate pudding flavor. This nostalgic flavor is versatile and can be used in alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, dairy, confection, and baked goods.


Sweet on Chocolate

Americans are sweet on chocolate. According to ReportLinker, the U.S. is the world's largest chocolate market, and is forecasted to be valued at $30 billion in 2021. Euromonitor reported that Americans on average spent $56.80 on chocolate products during 2015 and the amount of chocolate consumed per person was about 9.5 pounds. Chocolate sales as a whole were up 2.5% in 2015, with dark chocolate sales growth of 6.8%, according to Nielsen data.

The Proof is in the Pudding

The full proverb “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” dates back to the 14th century. The shorter form evolved to “The Proof is in the Pudding” and dates back to the 1920’s and became popular in the 1950’s. Historically chocolate pudding is a variation of custard with starch used as an egg replacement. The first chocolate pudding print reference appeared in 1730. General Foods, now Kraft, commercially introduced Jell-O instant chocolate pudding mix made with milk in 1934. Chocolate pudding is a nostalgic classic with its own National Chocolate Pudding holiday celebrated on June 26.

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