Chocolate Blog

What is Ruby Chocolate?

They're calling it the 4th type of chocolate, standing apart from white, milk and dark chocolate in a class of it's own! Ruby chocolate was invented by a company called Callebaut who have been in development of the chocolate since 2004. Ruby chocolate is not just...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

We all know the way to a man's heart is through his stomach - that's why Dad is the best one to shop for! At Chocolab we've got some really cool edible Father's Day gifts just for Dad. Whether your Dad is near or far you can easily have his Father's Day gifts...

Vegan Chocolate

Vegan chocolate lovers it's time to celebrate! Now you can get the variety of chocolate you crave with Chocolab. You can order your vegan chocolate online and have it delivered direct to your door anywhere in Australia and New Zealand. With Chocolab you can create...

Naked truth chocolate bars review of the new Coles range

The good: 1. You can see the bar. 2. They offer flavours and infusions in their Chocolate that are so unique and different so if you like a flavour I highly doubt you could find it anywhere but on their bars!

The bad: The first thing I noticed was the “vegetable fat” in their ingredients. This is standard in “cheap” chocolates. Using 100% cocoa butter (like in Chocolab) makes a more premium chocolate which is a lot more expensive to produce. Cocoa butter is obtained from whole cocoa beans, which are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. When you combine cocoa with vegetable fat, or hydrogenated fats as a replacement for some of the cocoa butter you end up with “compound” chocolate, which is basically not as nice and does not produce the smooth and creamy melt-in-your-mouth effect that chocolate should have. (Fun fact: In many countries when you add vegetable fat to chocolate it may not legally be called “chocolate”.). Lindt and Cadbury use Milk fat, so again, not as good as 100% pure cocoa butter chocolate.

The ugly: You would assume that with such unique flavours they would have done extensive testing and tasting first. Maybe they did, but we really think that in this department they failed. At least for the 2 bars that we tried.




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