Chocolate is Becoming a New Trend in Functional Foods

The weariness of health supplement dosage forms pills, capsules, and powders has prompted consumers to look to functional foods. In foreign markets, gummies have become the mainstream of the functional foods and dietary supplements category. However, when the pandemic prompts growth in consumer demand for sweets with indulgent pleasure attributes, confectionery companies start to seek new opportunities for growth and chocolate is becoming a new trend in functional food. Especially, with its role in skincare, cardiovascular protection, maintenance of brain health, sports nutrition, and weight management, dark chocolate is an uncompromisingly healthy food itself, which is a unique advantage that distinguishes chocolate from gummies among functional foods. (Source: