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[00:05.23]About 80 years ago, food scientists introduced the world to white chocolate.
[00:13.86]Until this week, it was the last new kind of chocolate to enter the world market.
[00:22.86]But now, scientists have invented a pink-colored chocolate.
[00:29.46]It joins the likes of white, dark, and milk chocolate.
[00:36.21]A chocolate manufacturer in Switzerland launched the new product Tuesday in Shanghai, China.
[00:45.70]The chocolate company Barry Callebaut says that the pink color comes from the “ruby” cocoa bean.
[00:55.33]The color, the company adds, is natural.
[00:59.67]It has an “intense” and “fresh berry” taste.
[01:06.14]The Financial Times reports that ruby cocoa beans grow in Ecuador, Brazil, the Ivory Coast and other countries.
[01:19.21]Scientists worked for more than 10 years to develop ruby chocolate.
[01:26.32]Barry Callebaut is the world’s biggest supplier of cocoa.
[01:31.95]Chocolate makers around the world use its cocoa to make candy and chocolate products.
[01:40.19]The company said in a statement that it developed the new chocolate with millennials in mind. Millennials are people born in the 1980s or 1990s.
[01:55.60]Millennials and others around the world reacted to the news of ruby chocolate on social media.
[02:04.86]Barry Callebaut is hopeful that ruby chocolate becomes popular in China.
[02:12.13]The company’s chief told reporters that it did research on the chocolate market in China, and explained that “ruby chocolate tested incredibly well in China.”
[02:26.81]Ruby chocolate products are expected to be available in stores in about six months.
[02:35.47]And that’s What’s Trending Today…