If you like chocolate then this is good news for you!
Scientists have invented a new type of chocolate! It’s a fourth type of chocolate after milk, dark and white and the first new type in 80 years.
Named after its characteristic red hue, Ruby has a sweet taste and is expected to be popular among consumers.
Ruby was invented by Swiss chocolate Barry Callebaut AG. Scientists say they ruby cocoa bean to create a confectionery with “berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness”.
“It’s “very different and clever stuff. It’s refreshing and has a light, creamy texture.”
It tastes so light and fruity you don’t really realize you’re gobbling up one chocolate the other, so it means consumers will be able to eat more of it than other types of conventional chocolate. Whether this a good or bad thing depends on your point of view,” Angus Kennedy, an industry expert said.
British chocolate expert Dom Ramsey told The Independent that he is “skeptical” of the claim that a fourth type of chocolate has been created.
“A few years ago, French chocolate company Valrhona launched a caramelized white chocolate that they also sold as the ‘fourth type of chocolate’, and that turned out to be little more than marketing.
“Barry Callebaut are not giving much away about what this new chocolate is, or how it is made, but as I understand it, they’ve used a combination of processing techniques and specific cacao varieties to produce a milk chocolate that has lightly fruity color and flavor.
“I’ve heard from my own contacts who were at the launch event in Shanghai that this does appear to be something quite different and potentially interesting, but even at there, nobody has seen the ingredients and Barry Callebaut aren’t giving anything away about the processes involved in making it. I’m told it will be at least a year before most people will get to try it, so it remains to be seen if it really is something exciting, or if it’s just a marketing gimmick.”
The enchanting new chocolate was revealed at an event in Shanghai, China, but its arrival in our local grocery stores remains unknown.
Whether it tastes really good or not remains to be seen, but all chocolate lovers certainly have something to look forward to.