Category Archives: Chocolate

We tried the pink Kit Kats that are the first candy to be made with ‘ruby chocolate’

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Pink Kit Kats are making their way to the UK following a successful release in Japan and Korea. The Kit Kats are made with ruby chocolate, the first new kind of chocolate in 80 years. The candy bar tastes similar to the white chocolate variation, with its berry undertones giving it a sweet kick. Chocolate-lovers in the UK will be… Read more »

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Seeking ‘better’ chocolate

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Harvard professor Carla Martin pushes for consumers to buy socially-conscious chocolate. I never thought I’d see the words “Harvard scholar” and “chocolate” in the same story, but Boston.com delivered. The publication recently conducted an interview with Carla Martin, Harvard professor and founder and executive director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute. What does she want, according to the Boston.com piece? She… Read more »

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New technique allows Nestle UK to reduce sugar in chocolate bar

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Nestle UK and Ireland have introduced Milkybar Wowsomes, the first chocolate bars in the world to use Nestle’s new sugar reduction technique. The bars contain under 37 grams of sugar per 100 grams, which is 30% less sugar than similar chocolate products, according to Nestle. Milkybar Wowsomes contain no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors or flavorings. Nestle in 2016 reported it… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut introduces Ruby chocolate for Belgian artisan chocolatiers, pastry chefs

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Global introduction of Callebaut RB1 will be gradual, company says. Barry Callebaut has developed a Ruby chocolate product under its Callebaut brand for artisan chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Billed as the fourth variety of chocolate after milk, dark and white, the Ruby chocolate product — Callebaut RB1 — will be available in Belgium in April. Availability in other countries will… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut partnership produces high-flavanol chocolate

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Barry Callebaut has revealed a partnership with FlavaNaturals to produce chocolate containing high levels of cocoa flavanol in the US. The announcement follows three years of collaboration on the development of FlavaBars, a line of chocolate containing five times the cocoa flavanol content of a typical dark chocolate bar. FlavaBars are said to leverage over a decade of development by… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut introduces sensory language

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Unraveling the taste of chocolate Inspired by wine, coffee and craft beer categories, Barry Callebaut introduces a sensory language and tasting ritual for chocolate The chocolate sensory language is based on the new book ‘Hidden Persuaders in Cocoa and Chocolate’, written by scientists from Barry Callebaut and Givaudan, the leading global flavor house The chocolate sensory language and tasting ritual… Read more »

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Nestlé brings premium artisan chocolate brand to UK market

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Swiss confectioner Nestlé plans to introduce its leading premium chocolate brand, Les Recettes De L’Atelier, to the UK following impressive growth across Europe. Although the high-end chocolate brand may not yet be familiar to the British market, supplies have just started via Sainsbury’s with stores stocking a range of smooth Swiss chocolate blocks with natural fruit pieces. The brand, which… Read more »

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Ruby chocolate: Nestlé’s KitKat becomes world’s first brand to adopt Barry Callebaut innovation

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Barry Callebaut and Nestlé have partnered together for a world first – Japanese KitKat is the first consumer brand to launch a Ruby chocolate version named KitKat Chocolatory Sublime Ruby. As of tomorrow (January 19), Nestlé Japan Ltd. will launch the Ruby chocolate version of its iconic KitKat brand in KitKat Chocolatory stores in Japan and South Korea, as well… Read more »

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Castronovo Chocolate wins at International Chocolate Awards

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Castronovo Chocolate’s Signature Collection Nicalizo, Nicaragua 70% has won a bronze award in the Micro-batch – Plain/Origin Dark Chocolate Bars category at the World Finals from the International Chocolate Awards. The winners, selected from more than 800 entries, were announced Oct. 14 in London. This is the third award for the Nicalizo bar. Earlier this year, the bar was awarded Silver in… Read more »

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How flawed science helped turn chocolate into a health food

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A small and preliminary study was hyped to claim that chocolate fights Alzheimer’s. Have you heard? Dark chocolate will do everything from boost your cognition to reduce your cardiovascular disease risk and even help you lose weight! Or so the chocolate science hype machine will tell you. Several months ago, we got to wondering how chocolate candy had earned such… Read more »

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