#1  
Old 01-26-2018, 11:33 PM
Scribble Scribble is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: In your dreams
Posts: 3,411
Ruby chocolate

As some of you might know, there is, apparently, a new type of chocolate, called "ruby chocolate".

Ruby chocolate KitKats are now available in stores in South Korea and Japan. I know we have a few dopers living in those countries. Has anyone tried the new chocolate yet?

Those of us in the US, UK, Germany, Macau, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Hong Kong can order them online, starting in early February. If you register with Nestle, they'll let you know when you can order.

Last edited by Scribble; 01-26-2018 at 11:33 PM.
  #2  
Old 01-27-2018, 01:07 AM
thelurkinghorror thelurkinghorror is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Venial Sin City
Posts: 12,642
What's the description of ruby? The Wikipedia article begs the question: it's chocolate made from ruby beans, and ruby beans are those that make the best ruby chocolate. Okay.
  #3  
Old 01-27-2018, 11:38 PM
Scribble Scribble is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: In your dreams
Posts: 3,411
Quote:
Originally Posted by thelurkinghorror View Post
What's the description of ruby?
This article describes ruby chocolate as having "a natural berry flavor that's sour yet sweet."

Callebaut says ruby chocolate has "an intense flavor" and "a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness." I have no idea what that means. But, then again, it's hard to describe flavors to people who haven't already tasted them.

Last edited by Scribble; 01-27-2018 at 11:38 PM.
  #4  
Old 01-28-2018, 07:34 PM
usar_jag usar_jag is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 587
I am currently in Tokyo, and had a request from a friend to bring back a Ruby KitKat. The Ruby KitKat was released on 19 January, and sold out a within a week. (The department store where I tried to purchase one was sold out before 24 January.)

One of my Japanese friends told me it was, at least initially, a limited run of only 5,000 bars. (I'm assuming that is the number at each KitKat chocolate shop.) The price for a single bar was 438 Yen, or about $4.03 USD. The typical US KitKat has four bars to it, making the total cost of a normal sized KitKat in Ruby Chocolate $16.12 USD.

In some ways, I was glad that they were sold out--can't see spending that much on candy bar chocolate.
__________________
I am the proud recipient of the prestigious 2004 "Homebrew's 'Not A Jerk' Rating"
  #5  
Old 01-29-2018, 08:53 AM
Ike Witt Ike Witt is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Lost in the mists of time
Posts: 13,544
As a chocoholic I am very anxious to try ruby chocolate. Too bad that Barry Callebaut only has Canadian locations in Montreal and Chatham (WTH?).
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017