Edible Gore

A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats

Implications - As a societal fascination with gore rises, so to does a need to showcase appreciation for dark pop culture references. Using food and confectionery treats as a form of expression, consumers are seeking to pay tribute to TV shows and darker holiday seasons in a more creative way, reflecting an openness to shocking aesthetics.
SCORE: 2.9
Mild Top 4 Examples: 12,039 Total Clicks Jul 13 - Oct 14
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SCORE: 2.1
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SCORE: 1.6
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