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New type of chocolate looks and tastes like no other

New type of chocolate looks an...
Chunks of ruby chocolate, along with the ruby cocoa bean
Chunks of ruby chocolate, along with the ruby cocoa bean
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No color is added to ruby chocolate, nor are any berries or berry flavoring
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No color is added to ruby chocolate, nor are any berries or berry flavoring
Chunks of ruby chocolate, along with the ruby cocoa bean
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Chunks of ruby chocolate, along with the ruby cocoa bean

It was approximately 80 years ago that white chocolate was created, joining the existing dark chocolate and milk chocolate to form a sort of holy trinity. Well, earlier this month, Switzerland's Barry Callebaut company unveiled a fourth chocolate. Known as ruby chocolate, its distinctive flavor and color come naturally from the ruby cocoa bean.

According to the company, the unique process of making chocolate from the bean took "many years" to develop, and involved a collaboration with scientists at Germany's Jacobs University. Its flavor is described as being "not bitter, milky or sweet, but a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness."

No color is added, nor are any berries or berry flavoring.

No color is added to ruby chocolate, nor are any berries or berry flavoring
No color is added to ruby chocolate, nor are any berries or berry flavoring

Ruby chocolate was officially introduced at a launch event in Shanghai on Sept. 5th. According to the company's Facebook page, products containing it probably won't make their way onto the market for at least six months.

Source: Barry Callebaut via Mother Nature Network

3 comments
highlandboy
Can I be a taste tester?
Tom Lee Mullins
I want to try that. It looks really good. I will look for it online.
Don Duncan
As a chocoholic for about 70 years, I dispute "milk chocolate" is chocolate. It is milk, flavored with chocolate. I've never liked it. I don't like/eat white chocolate either. Therefore I didn't find out how it is processed. My chocolate (eaten regularly) is organic, raw cocoa nibs or powder. I occasionally eat a dark chocolate bar sweetened with cane syurp. I have not heard of "ruby cocoa" but will investigate.