May 3, 2023Chocolate chip cookies bring great flavor, texture to baked desserts, milkshakes, ice cream, and more As a stand-alone snack or dessert, cookies offer consumers hand-held, portable treats that often provide a taste of nostalgia. Cookies are the second most popular dessert variety on restaurant menus, with penetration of 41.5%, following only cake on the list of the most common dessert offerings, according to Datassential’s 2022 Dessert Keynote report. Cookie penetration on dessert menus has risen 3% in the last four years, making cookies the fastest-growing item of any of the 15 most popular offerings to appear on restaurant dessert menus. Datassential also found that cookies are consumers’ favorite snack food variety, liked or loved by 87% of those polled.
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