Last September, the chocolate world was rocked when Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebraut announced they had invented Ruby chocolate. The announcement expanded chocolate varieties from three to four (it’s been 80 years since the last type of chocolate, white, was discovered) and gave chocolate’s palate a new rosy hue.
The announcement also had stateside restaurateurs and foodies clamoring to try the berry-flavored variety; however, the chocolate was not yet for sale commercially anywhere in the world—until now.
So how do you become one of the first people to taste Ruby chocolate?
Nestlé Japan Ltd. just launched a Ruby chocolate version of KitKat in their Japan and South Korea KitKat Chocolatory stores.
Before you book a flight to Asia for the candy bar, you may want to look into ordering the “Made in Japan” KitKat assortment, which, according to the website “can be delivered to United States of America, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, France, Italy, England, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland only.” The kits include several KitKat flavors, such as Green Tea, Purple Yam, and, of course, Sublime Ruby. Kits start at 10,000 yen or $92.
The site cautions customers “take personal responsibility for export and import of these products and associated services.”
Learn more about earning your food service management bachelor's degree or food & beverage entrepreneurship bachelor’s degree online at JWU. Complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881. Click here for information on our other degree programs.