Purdys Chocolatier: Ruby Praline & Ruby Cherry Almond Bars

Have you heard of ruby confection lately? They are getting trendy for the past few months, and it creates sweet treats with pink coating. The pink color is natural, with no food colouring or fruit flavourings. Purdys Chocolatier, a Vancouver-based chocolatier, recently launched some new confections featuring ruby cocoa beans.

The latest products are Ruby Cherry Almond Bar and Ruby Praline, crafted from 100% sustainable ruby cocoa. Both items are launched Canada-wide on September 13, 2019, the International Chocolate Day. They will be available in all retail stores and online.

Why is Ruby Confection Pink?

Ruby Confection has a distinct taste profile. Its is fruity and creamy. I would describe its sweetness is between milk and dark chocolate. It also has a beautiful, natural pink color, and this is because of its shortened fermentation process. Therefore, ruby confection has no added food coloring or fruit flavourings.

Back to the Food Talk…

I first tried the Ruby Praline, which is made with smooth almond praline, coated with a ruby cocoa shell. It is creamy, with a hint of saltiness from the almond praline. Although there is a good amount of almond puree in the treat, the saltiness overpowers the natural tart, fruity flavor from the ruby coating.

Ruby Praline / $12 per box, $22 for 2 boxes

Compared to the Ruby Praline, I enjoy the Ruby Cherry Almond Bar more. The tartness of the ruby confection is highlighted with the addition of cherries. The roasted almond also adds texture to the chocolate bar. As I mentioned before, ruby confection is not sweet, so I really love this new creation.

Ruby Cherry Almond Bar / $4 per bar, $11 for 3 bars

Overall Impression

It has been a while since I last tried treats from Purdys Chocolatier. And this time, the addition of the Ruby Confection surprises me. Overall, it is a nice addition, and I really enjoy the Ruby Cherry Almond Bar. But if you like that saltiness in your chocolate (imagine like peanut butter), then Ruby Praline is the way to go!

Taste: 4/5 • Service: N/A • Ambiance: N/A • Quality-Price: 4/5

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