Jens says: During my childhood I was hooked on a particular chocolate bar, which included yoghurt and freeze-dried strawberries. It tasted very similar to Ruby chocolate. Another throwback to my youth - except now I would add a little bit of black pepper.
History: Ruby chocolate has been developed since 2004 but was only introduced to the public in 2017 as the fourth type of chocolate (after dark, milk and white). The production method is a trade secret, although it's rumoured to be produced by specific unfermented cocoa beans.
Heat 200ml of milk (1 large mug) - frothed milk works best for the authentic Knoops taste. Add 8 tsp of chocolate flakes and stir until fully dissolved.
Simple: Vanilla or cinnamon
Method: Add 1/4 tsp of vanilla paste or 1/4 tsp of cinnamon powder to your heated hot chocolate and stir, before pouring out.
Adventurous: Mint or black pepper
Method: Add six leaves of mint to your heated hot chocolate and stir, then let it steep for 1 minute before pouring out through a strainer. Or, add 1/4 tsp of lightly crushed black pepper and stir, before pouring out.
Typical values (per 100g): Energy 563Kcal, Fat 35.9g (of which saturates 21.5g), Carbohydrates 49.6g (of which sugars 48.5), Fibre 0.7g, Protein 9.3g, Salt 0.27g
Sugar, cocoa butter, skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, emulsifier: soya lecithin, acid: citric acid, natural vanilla flavouring.
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