Ruby Couverture aka "Pink Chocolate"

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Ruby couverture, called pink chocolate in the news, is made from ruby cacao beans. This is a professional grade ingredient designed for the top art of chocolate making and fine pastry.

Ruby couverture is the result of careful selection and meticulous crafting of ruby cocoa beans. This professional grade couverture confection is designed specifically with the innovative foodie in mind - perfect for chocolate dipping, moulding, ganache, mousse, ice cream - all gourmet pastry art and design. Ruby couverture is top quality and the professional ruby chocolate option.

  • The professional choice due to high quality ingredients
  • Made from the best ruby cocoa beans
  • Easy to temper with a perfect viscosity
  • Easy Melt Chips
  • Ethically Traded - Rainforest Grown
  • Typical cocoa content 33% cacao

Called Pink Chocolate by some, it is The Most Extraordinary Confectionery Discovery in 80 Years

A gift from the rainforest which offers a brand new taste and color from the ruby cocoa bean – made without any added colors or fruit flavorings. This confection is the first creation of ruby, fully dedicated to entice those who think of themselves as chocolate connoisseurs. It is not too bitter, too milky or too sweet, but uniquely ruby which is a new flavor for all to savor.

Is ruby really a fourth chocolate type?

The food we eat is evolving and exotic flavors are becoming mainstream. Passionfruit as a flavor for example, is now a popular one you see everywhere from gelato to chocolate truffles. Back in the 1990s passionfruit would not have been seen much in the USA. Another great example is how the distinct matcha green tea flavor with its umami taste is now enjoyed in ice creams, cakes and chocolates everywhere.

Chocolate itself as an ingredient has not seen much innovation for over a hundred years - not since milk chocolate was invented in 1875 as an easy to eat children's health food in Switzerland. 

Today ruby stands as the innovation of the 21st Century, alone in its own category of confectionery. Along with dark, milk or white chocolate, in time ruby will become recognized as the fourth major chocolate type as food innovators embrace the beautiful pink color and uniquely fantastic flavor.

Unique taste profile:

Intense fruitiness (cassis, blueberries) with fresh, sour notes. Less sweet for more longevity of the berry fruit aftertaste and a hint of cacao rawness.

Celebrate the taste and natural coloring crafted from the ruby cacao bean.



Ruby Couverture Professional Grade

~1,000 chips per pound 



Sugar, cocoa butter, nonfat dry milk, whole milk powder, unsweetened chocolate, soy lecithin, citric acid, natural vanilla flavor.

Allergen Information
Contains: milk.
Physical Limits Method
Particle size ≤ 8% of the dairy free substance is > 30 micron IOCCC38(1990)
Chemical Limits Method
Moisture ≤ 1.50% IOCCC1(1952)
Total fat content 34.4 - 37.4% IOCCC14(1972)
Microbiological Limits Method
Total plate count (CC) ≤ 5,000/g ISO4833
Yeasts ≤ 50/g ISO7954
Molds ≤ 50/g ISO7954
Enterobacteriaceae ≤ 10/g ISO21528-2
Coliforms ≤ 10/g ISO4832
E. coli Absent/g ISO16649-2
Salmonella Absent/25 g ISO6579
Recommended Storing Conditions
54 - 68°F; relative humidity ≤ 70%, in odor free atmosphere.
Shelf Life
Best used within 12 months.
Nutritional Information on Average for 3.53 oz (100 g)
Calories 548 kcal Calories from fat 317 kcal
Calories 2,295 kJ    
Total protein 18.6 g Milk protein 8.8 g
Protein (DV) 18.6%    
Total carbohydrates 51.6 g Sugars (mono + disaccharides) 48.0 g
Total carbohydrates (DV) 17.2%  Polyols 0.0 g
    Polydextrose 0.00 g
    Starch 0.3 g
Total fat 35.9 g Saturated fatty acid 21.5 g
Total fat (DV) 55.3% Saturated fatty acid (DV) 107.7%
    Mono unsaturated fatty acid 11.5 g
    Poly unsaturated fatty acid 1.2 g
    Trans fatty acid (TFA) total 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 12.8 mg
    Cholesterol (DV) 4.3%
Organic acids 1.26 g Dietary fiber 0.9 g
    Dietary fiber (DV) 3.6%
Total alkaloids 0.07 g Alcohol 0.00 g
Poly hydroxyphenols 0.34 g Vitamin A - Retinol 14.616 µg
    Vitamin A (DV) 1.0%
    Vitamin A (IU) 49
    Provitamin A - Beta-Caotene 5.904 µg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin 0.104 mg Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin 0.622 mg
Vitamin B1 (DV) 6.9% Vitamin B2 (DV) 36.6%
Vitamin B3/PP - Niacin/Nicotin 0.088 mg Vitamin B5 - Pantoic Acid 1.023 mg
Vitamin B3 (DV) 0.4% Vitamin B5 (DV) 10.2%
Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxin 0.088 mg Vitamin B12 - Cyano-Cobalamine 0.613 µg
Vitamin B6 (DV) 4.4% Vitamin B12 (DV) 10.2%
Vitamin D - Calciferol 1.446 µg Vitamin E - Alpha-Tocopherol 2.609 mg
Vitamin D (DV) 14.5% Vitamin E (DV) 8.7%
Vitamin D (IU) 58 Vitamin E (IU) 4
Vitamin H - Biotin 0.002 mg Vitamin M - Folic Acid 11.912 µg
Vitamin H (DV) 0.7% Vitamin M (DV) 3.0%
Sodium 105.1 mg Vitamin C - L-Asorbic Acid 0.556 mg
Sodium (DV) 4.4% Vitamin C (DV) 0.9%
Phosphorus 3239.7 mg Calcium 260.4 mg
Phosphorus (DV) 30.0% Calcium (DV) 26.0%
Iron 1.51 mg Magnesium 37.6 mg
Iron (DV) 8.4% Magnesium (DV) 9.4%
Zinc 1.14 mg Iodine 7.47 µg
Zinc (DV) 7.6% Iodine (DV) 5.0%
Chloride 229.18 mg Potassium 419.6 mg
Ash content 2.15 g Potassium (DV) 12.0%

*Nutrient content information is indicative of composition but not intended as definitive or complete. It is not intended for use in determining specific nutrient labeling values in finished products containing this ingredient as the responsibility for determining label information lies with the finished product manufacturer. Organic matter such as contained in products of this nature is subject to variation in nutritional composition. We disclaim any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including the implied warranty of merchantability. Our responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or any other cause shall not include consequential, special or incidental damages, even if we have been made aware of the possibility of such damages, and is limited to the purchase price of the product. None of the statements made herein shall be construed as a grant, either express or implied, of any license under any patent held by Santa Barbara Chocolate or other parties. 

Warranty Information

Made from ruby cocoa beans to become a confection that is exceptional for chocolate making and pastry art. Easy to temper and coat, with an ideal viscosity. Ingredients include unsweetened chocolate. Ruby couverture is made from ruby cacao beans following the authentic trademark process. More than pink chocolate, it is a special process to produce ruby couverture.

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