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Ruby Chocolate - What Is It? What Does It Taste Like? Is It Real Chocolate?

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What Is Ruby Chocolate?


History and Ingredients

Ruby Chocolate is a variety of chocolate originating from Belgium, introduced to market by Barry Callebaut in 2017 as the fourth type of chocolate joining dark, milk and white. This chocolate boasts a distinctive pink color. In Callebaut's own words: Ruby offers an intense sensorial delight, a totally new taste experience: neither bitter, milky or sweet, but a tension of fresh berry fruitiness and luscious smoothness. Regarding its composition, the ingredients are: Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Milk, Sugar, Citric Acid.

How is it Made?

Farmers in Ecuador, Ivory Coast, and Brazil grow the unique and rare ruby cocoa beans. Remember, chocolate doesn't spring directly from trees! These beans are processed to craft the final chocolate product.

In this case, It has citric acid added during this processing to unlock its unique flavor profile. Similar to adding lemon juice to a home-baking recipe.

Read the full process on Callebaut's website

What Does Ruby Chocolate Taste Like?

Boasting an intense tangy flavor, it predominantly features red fruit and berry notes. 

Is it Real Chocolate?

Yes! It is the fourth variety of chocolate, arriving 80 years after the introduction of white as the third type along with dark and milk. Additionally, no artificial colors or flavorings are added to this chocolate. Instead Its taste and color are completely natural and come purely from the processing of the cocoa beans.

Where Can I buy it?

You can buy it directly from Sephra! Available in 5.5lb bags or 22lb cases. Working With Callebaut Ruby Chocolate



Recipe Ideas

Just like all other Chocolates, you can use Ruby Chocolate in thousands of ways. Here's our top 10 ideas to get you started!

Dipped Strawberries

Melt in a microwave or using a double boiler.

Dip in fresh strawberries.

Place on a parchment-lined tray and refrigerate until set.

Mousse

Create a classic mousse but replace the traditional dark or milk with melted Ruby chocolate.

Bark

Melt and spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle with dried fruits, nuts, and edible flowers.

Chill until set and then break into shards.

Hot Cocoa

Heat milk in a pan and whisk in grated Ruby chocolate until smooth and creamy.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of shavings.

Cookies

Follow your favorite cookie recipe, but instead of regular chocolate chips, add chunks of Ruby chocolate.

Covered Pretzels

Dip pretzel sticks or twists into melted chocolate.

Place on a parchment-lined tray and sprinkle with sea salt or edible glitter for extra flair.

Truffles

Mix melted chocolate with heavy cream to form a ganache.

Once cooled and set, roll into balls and coat with cocoa powder or Ruby chocolate shavings.

Brownies

Prepare your favorite brownie mix, melt and swirl in before baking.

Macarons

Bake pink macarons and fill them with a luscious Ruby chocolate ganache.

Ice Cream

Melt and swirl into your favorite vanilla ice cream recipe during the churning process.