Would you eat pink chocolate?
How many types of chocolate have you tasted? White, milk and maybe dark chocolate? Well, scientists have created a brand new type of chocolate for chocoholics to try.
The new sweet treat is called ruby chocolate, and it is made from the ruby cocoa bean, which makes it pink. The company that made the chocolate says that it has a smooth, berry-like taste even though there are no berries or flavouring added. This is the first new natural colour of chocolate since white chocolate was introduced 80 years ago.
Chocolate is made from dried and roasted cocoa beans. The beans are crushed and turned into chocolate liquor. At that stage, sugar and other ingredients can be added to the mixture. The mixture is then hardened to create chocolate. Dark chocolate has more cocoa bean in it; white chocolate contains more cocoa butter. Milk chocolate is the most common type of eating chocolate and has extra milk solids added to the mix.
The new chocolate should be on sale next year. Will you try it?
The chocolate comes from a pink cocoa bean.