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.

Celebrating with the finest Belgian Chocolate

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Adorn your tale with handmade, decorative chocolate gifts. Tailor-made for your celebration! Select your personalised chocolates to suit your Budget, your Theme and Colour Scheme!       Belgian Chocolate Shoe filled with single chocolates- size 3 Chocolate slab for the guests, serving as a Place name and gift Box of handmade chocolates for the … Continue reading

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!)

 

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Hampers and Gift Boxes

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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

Chocolate Sensations Hilton applauds Barry Callebaut Group “sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025″

Double delight for our customers.

Chocolate Sensations Hilton is excited to hear that the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut chocolate manufacturer is to “announce a unique product innovation” which will result in a new, unique taste experience!!!

According to BC@Groupnews, the World’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, is to make the announcement of “one of the biggest chocolate breakthroughs in 80 years” during an exclusive event on September 5, 2017 in Shanghai, China.

The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to making “sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025.”

Hospice fundraiser,  Howick TOPS Fine Wine Fair 24 August 2017

Chocolate Sensations and their delectable Callebaut Belgian chocolate products, will be at the Hospice fundraiser,  Howick TOPS Fine Wine Fair

Date : 24th August 2017

Venue: Fern Hill Hotel

Ticket: R150.00 pp

Ticket Sales: SUPERSPAR GREENDALE & MERRIVALE.

Contact (Group Manager)Tel: 033 3307808

Tel: 033 3304092

Cell: 064 656 3976

Mzunduzi Hospice Winter Fair 29 July 2017

Chocolate Sensations look forward to seeing you at the Msunduzi Hospice Winter Fair 29 July 2017

Venue: Hospice House, 200 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg

Time: 08h00 to 13h00

 

Baynesfield County Fair 30 July 2017

Chocolate Sensations will be at the Baynesfield County Fair 30 July 2017

We have added three new Callebaut Belgian chocolate  biscuits to our range! Rocky Bites;  Caramel Pecan clusters in both milk and white chocolate and Florentine Candies.. These are in addition to your favourite “stars” – Jumblies, Espressos, Pecan caramel squares and Dark slices!

Look for our banner ! We will be waiting to welcome you.

VENUE: Baynesfield County Estate (on the main road between Pietermaritzburg and Richmond)

ENTRANCE: 08h00 to 15h30

Children 12 yrs and under – free entry

Pensioners and scholars – R 20 each

Non-Pensioners – R 30 each

 

Chocolate Sensations Hilton at Dunrobin Evening Market 26 May

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The Purple Belgian Chocolate Shoe has gone (we can make more!!!) , but we will have most of your other favourite Belgian chocolate products at the Dunrobin Evening Market on 26 May – like Sean the Sheep, Rainbow Unicorns, Dinosaurs, platters of hand-decorated singles, biscuits, Boxes, bars and Slabs.

Valentines Promotional Offer

Valentines Promotional Offer

Choose your own colour for the ribbon and flavour of filling for the chocolates

COST R 200 – 1 Large Round Chocolate box of assorted Belgian chocolates plus box of 4 Dark Chocolate Biscuit slices

Example of a few ribbons colours

Example of a few ribbons colours

Complete pakaging

Complete packaging

Example of chocolate box contents

Example of chocolate box contents

OR

Cost R 200 – 1 stack of 4 chocolate slabs (each with a different message on wrapper) – your choice of flavoured fillings

1 box of 4 dark chocolate slices (biscuits)

1 packet of fudge (4 pieces)

2 filled chocolate hearts

Example of packaging for this hamper

Hampers

Hampers

Satin smooth Fudge

Satin smooth Fudge

Dark Belgian Chocolate Biscuit slices

Dark Belgian Chocolate Biscuit slices

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Twin hearts

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Deep Heart

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White, milk or dark Chocolate

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Rose heart