Ruby Chocolate – trending in 2019

News Release – Barry Callebaut January 2019

ISM 2019 turns Ruby

 

RUBY CHOCOLATE

  • Awarded for its innovation in the US and the Middle East and globally ranked as the food trend for 2019 by international research agency Innova Market Insights and Foodbev, Nikkei Trendy and Harper’s Bazaar
  • At least eleven brands will introduce Ruby chocolate at ISM 2019
  • Ruby chocolate is acclaimed by many chefs and chocolatiers from around the world because it is made using the Ruby cocoa bean and for its unique taste and pairing opportunities
  • Introduced in all major segments: tablets and pralines, biscuits, bakery and ice cream

Ruby chocolate is recognized around the world as the food trend for 2019 by research agencies, media and food experts. This fourth type of chocolate has also been awarded for its innovation in the United States and the Middle East. At ISM, at least eleven new brands will be introducing Ruby. Thanks to the ongoing interest since its reveal in Shanghai in 2017, Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, will dedicate its ‘BC Studio’ to Ruby at ISM 2019.

 

 Since its launch, the interest in and praise for this fourth type of chocolate have been overwhelming. We are proud to see that eleven brands will be launching Ruby chocolate this year, and that’s just at ISM.

Pablo Perversi, Chief Innovation, Sustainability & Quality Officer and Global Head of Gourmet at Barry Callebaut 

The Ruby journey

Barry Callebaut unveiled Ruby in Shanghai in 2017, after more than ten years of development. Since its launch, this new variety has been introduced in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South Africa by both consumer and artisanal brands, including Prestat, Baci Perugina, KitKat, Leonidas and Fazer. This new type of chocolate is made using the Ruby bean. A unique processing method by Barry Callebaut unlocks the flavor and color tone that are naturally present in the bean. The taste experience is described as an intense sensorial delight – a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness.

Globally recognized

Foodbev included Ruby in their ‘Top 5 Most Innovative Products of 2018’. Japanese business magazine Nikkei Trendy included Ruby in its ‘2019 Hit Forecast Best 30’ list. The magazine bases its rankings on sales, impact on the industry, and impact on consumers. In India, lifestyle magazine Harper’s Bazaar featured Ruby on their ‘Bazaar Hotlist: Bucket List’ in the first issue of 2019, and NY Mag added KitKat Ruby to their trend charts. Globally renowned entertainment show Saturday Night Live announced that Ruby is coming to the United States. In Australia, the Internet ‘went wild’ when Nigella Lawson introduced Ruby chocolate on Masterchef, according to Australian radio station Smooth FM. Hollywood also had a taste of Ruby chocolate at the Official Afterparty of the Oscars.
Ruby chocolate is considered as one of the greatest breakthroughs in chocolate in decades by chefs and chocolatiers and received an award for the ‘most innovative supplier’ from the NCA (National Confectioners Associations) in the US. In the Middle East, Callebaut Ruby RB1 was awarded the prize for ‘the most innovative food ingredient’ at the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards 2018. In Denmark, KitKat Ruby was selected as ‘Product of the Year’ by global retail chain 7- Eleven.

 

About Barry Callebaut Group
With annual sales of about CHF 6.9 billion (EUR 6.0 billion / USD 7.1 billion) in the fiscal year 2017/18, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing of cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group has about 60 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of more than 11,500 people. The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®. The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to sustainable cocoa production to help ensure the future supply of cocoa and improve the livelihoods of farmers. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal of creating a sustainable future for cocoa and chocolate.

Belgian Chocolate for Father’s Day

 

Don’t miss Father’s day! How about a box of Chocolate Cigars or Truffles or Biscuits?

Choose your gift of hand-decorated deluxe Belgian  chocolates, truffles and biscuits! We have such a variety of flavours and designs to suit your requirements!

     

We also offer 70% or Sugar-free chocolate.

Our biscuits are superior and contain the very best Belgian chocolate:

FLAVOURS:

Pecan Caramel,

Double dark Chocolate espresso,

Creamy dark ,

Jumblies – Honey and Chocolate

Rocky Road Mallows,

Scrunchies – Giant biscuits with Vanilla choc chip, Cherry,or Astros

Gluten free Vanilla biscuits with Choc Chip, cherry or dates

Satin smooth Fudge

When it’s not Valentine’s day

When it’s not Valentine’s day – just Chocolate day!!!

It does’nt have to be Valentine’s Day, for you to give that special person a box of Chocolate Sensations Hilton’s beautifully handcrafted and tempered Barry Callebaut Belgian Chocolates.

Long box R40  and Square box R 80

Slab with personal message (striped wrapper your choice of colour R 22 each

Treats for Events and functions

Using the very best Callebaut Belgian Chocolate to craft superior slabs for Wedding Favours or Place settings

50 gram (medium slab) – personalised wrapper with NAME or MESSAGE

Chocolate Cigars and Slabs for Corporate events – personalised for the occasion

A pack of 4 Belgian Chocolate Message slabs for Valentine’s day (Love, Joy, Fun, Mischief or Other!)

 

ORDER Form

Hampers and Gift Boxes

This gallery contains 67 photos.

Need a gift for family and friends, colleagues or corporate events,weddings or celebrations? Orders from customers overseas can be couriered to most places in South Africa. We  transform  gift boxes and hampers into your desired look – to your theme, colours, volume and BUDGET! We fill them with a variety of chocolate delights, chocolate biscuits, … Continue reading

Tempered chocolate has enhanced flavour and creaminess

Tempering dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate callets enhances the flavour and creaminess of the chocolate and gives that “crack” when broken into pieces and popped into your mouth! A dark and shiny, delectable treat.

tempered-belgian-dark

Chocolate and Almonds – emerging trends

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Chocolate and Almonds – emerging trends Marketing Gurus tell us that emerging trends in the chocolate and confectionery categories reveal that “the role of almonds in high-quality products is significant” and that as much as “74 % of consumers around the world believe that chocolate tastes better with almonds” (Global Perception Report SRG, 2013).   … Continue reading

Chocolate is truly comforting

Chocolate is truly comforting and indulgent consumers expect the perfect combination of flavor, nutrition, crackle and creaminess!!! This is why Chocolate Sensations Hilton tempers Callebaut Belgian chocolate for use in all our chocolate products, including Sugar-free. Every purchase you make, helps to support cocoa the farmer. The beans used in the manufacture of this chocolate are … Continue reading

It’s Dad’s Day!!! Fathers Day On the 21 June.

It’s Dad’s Day! You know that Fathers love chocolate too! Order a delectable BELGIAN CHOCOLATE FAN hamper or gift pack. Email us for a quote.

Local Delivery: We will deliver to his doorstep if he is in Hilton or to the Lazy Lizard in Howick.

COURIER OR SPEED SERVICE rates would be added for more distant places and this would be included in the quote.

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE (INCLUDING SUGAR-FREE, DAIRY-FREE) with fillings or just chocolate – eg. cherries, nuts, dates, gnaches, liqueurs, whisky, mallows, pralines, caramels, coconut, mints, coffee, shortbread, etc,etc,etc!!!

Hampers: YOU (or WE) Choose a selection from our range of slabs, bars, single chocs, biscuits, sauces, fudge!

Gifts: ANY one or more of our Belgian Chocolate products

2015-01-24 12.57.44

Assorted Chocs packed for their journey to France!!!

Sunfield Fair Howick – 1 may 2015

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Chocolate Sensations will be at the very popular Sunfield Fair in Howick, on Friday 1 May FROM 09h00.  Looking forward to seeing our Chocolate fans at this vibrant Fair. Buy your Mother’s Day gifts and chocolate treats for friends and family; select your favourite flavours from our “singles” platters or choose from our selection of slabs and bars. Our chocolates are made … Continue reading