First New Type of Chocolate Discovered in 80 Years is Naturally Pink

Scientists are our best bet for saving the world from our own destructive habits, but we also need their help in making it a world worth saving. Fortunately, some brave men and women in lab coats (and aprons) have done just that, because they recently discovered the first new kind of  chocolate in 80 years. Ruby is only the fourth type of chocolate ever found, and despite what you might think from its appearance, it isn’t made with any food dye or berries. That’s right, the newest sweet is naturally pink.In a press release from the chocolate company Barry Callebaut (which we learned about at Cosmopolitan), they announced Ruby chocolate, “made from the Ruby cocoa bean through a unique processing [that] unlocks the flavor and color tone naturally present in the Ruby bean.”Okay, but while adding another chocolate to go besides milk, dark, and white is obviously exciting, what about the really important question: how does it taste?

“The fourth type in chocolate offers a totally new taste experience, which is not bitter, milky or sweet, but a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness.”

So even though no berries are added to the chocolate, it still has a berry-like flavor. But just how “luscious” is this new treat? We’d better check it out for ourselves. It’s the least we can do to thank the brave scientists working to make this world a better place. Good thing they also announced “Ruby, like Dark, Milk and White chocolates will be introduced in different product categories.”

Are you ready for the first new type of chocolate in 80 years? It would be sweet if you told us your thoughts in the comments below.

Images: Barry Callebaut

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