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What is Ruby Chocolate?

Ruby Chocolate was launched globally in 2017 by the famous Swiss Chocolatiers Barry Callebaut. Having heard about this new fourth chocolate, as it is being called, very few of us have had a chance to taste this new creation in the beginning. Is this a real product or some concocted confection?

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Having tasted this chocolate and sold it over the last few years I want to tell you that yes, this is a real product, it is actually chocolate and it does have a fruity and vibrant taste. It is also made in the same way as the luscious chocolate we are used to is made.

Is there such a thing as Ruby Cocoa Bean?

The Ruby cocoa bean is picked and processed just like regular cocoa beans have been for centuries, and despite its appearance, the cocoa bean is not coloured in any way. It has a slight ruby pink blush. It does not, however, taste like the traditional cocoa you are used to. Smooth, velvety chocolate, dark or milk. It does have a mild white chocolate taste with slightly sour, vanilla and fruity overtones.

Ruby Chocolate can be used exactly like white, milk and dark chocolate, in fact as a hot chocolate it is gorgeous. Creamy and flavourful with a slight sweetly sour taste. It normally comes with sugar added (just like milk chocolate) so if you are going to use Ruby to make your favourite chocolate products, it will pay you to play around with it first. Adjusting the sugar to suit your taste will take some time.

So far, I have used Ruby to make hot chocolate, flavour marshmallows, quadruple chocolate chip cookies and a luscious ruby velvet cake. As this product comes into its own more recipes will be tried and created. Patissiers are now beginning to experiment and soon you will see Ruby Chocolate desserts at all your favourite restaurants. As soon as I first posted the pictures of my creations to our Instagram account, my sale went off the chart.

slow down

Although, it seems that the production and sales of Ruby Chocolate have slowed over the last few years. This might be based on the covid issues and not on its popularity.

For now, why not try a bag for yourself, melt it, eat it, drink it or just make a beautiful elegant creation. As soon as I find a new supplier I will it is here in the shop.

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