COME UP ROSES WITH PINK CHOCOLATE says Alice Smellie…
Ruby Chocolate sounds like the sort of delicacy which you might (and indeed can) find in the most exclusive of chocolatiers. But this naturally pink and fruity chocolate, made with ruby cocoa beans, has gone a little more mainstream.
‘It’s a very upmarket, Farrow and Ball pink’
On The Glow is all about investigating a good trend, so we can report that although surprisingly pink and a bit too sweet, the Ruby Kit-Kat (£0.80, tesco.com) is certainly tasty, and far fruitier than their usual boring brown version. As we can’t afford to buy Fortnum and Mason products, we aren’t able to give an opinion on their Ruby Himalayan Salted Caramel Truffles,
(£13.50, fortnumandmason.com), except that they look really nice and are probably worth a go.
Top choice from us (tasty, affordable and thoroughly reviewed) is the Ruby Chocolate range by Prestat (from £1.50, johnlewis.com) Made with sustainably sourced ruby cocoa beans, it has a slight sourness, is 46 per cent cocoa and comes up a very upmarket Farrow and Ball pink.
It’s perhaps best not to keep a bar, or worse, a box, on your desk.