In the world of chocolate there used to be white, milk and dark chocolate, but in 2017 a new kind of chocolate first appeared. That is the ruby chocolate, which is currently available in just a few countries, and one of them will soon be Croatia, reports Poslovni.hr on February 6, 2019.
“We are among the countries which always follow trends in chocolates, which also confirms our credibility as a Mediterranean country that is quite diverse in flavours,” says Fran Reizl, the creative director and production manager at Vrsna from Sesvete. He has been involved in the food production business for the last 15 years, and since 2017 he has owned the Vrsna Chocolates brand.
His company is about to bring to Croatia something entirely new – ruby chocolate. “We use a special process of separating cocoa seeds and a special fermentation to preserve the natural colour of cocoa, which is a tropical fruit of a rose-ruby colour. The name ruby comes from the association between the precious stone ruby and the colour of the chocolate. The taste is specific due to the presence of citric aromas. Cocoa is a fruit with elements of grape and lemon flavours,” explains Reizl.
The new kind of chocolate will be presented at the 2019 Gast international fair in Split in two weeks, after which you will be able to find the chocolate in delicacy stores around the country, but also in Vienna and Stuttgart and at the company’s web shop.
“We will have two product categories; one will be Ruby Chocolate while the other will be Ruby Raspberry and Pistachio. As a company that wants to export the Croatian products beyond the borders of our country, we will try to establish a marketing contact in the most widely-used language of the world, while on the back of our Ruby Chocolate there will be information that it is a Croatian product, along with Croatian red and white chequered squares,” said the entrepreneur.
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Translated from Poslovni.hr (reported by Lucija Špiljak).