Here at The Chocolate Wrapper, we’re always on the lookout for interesting chocolate stories and news so we were intrigued to read about the hype surrounding the evolution of chocolate that doesn’t melt!
Whilst our personalised chocolate bars sit in the cool of our chocolate storage area, even the hot weather we’re currently experiencing in the UK is testing our ability to avoid a total melt down. Our Roving Chocolate Wrapper Reporter takes up the story…!
The Holy Grail of Chocolate
In chocolate terms it’s like searching for the Holy Grail. Finding the secret to producing chocolate that won’t melt is the question that’s on many of the sweet lips of the world’s chocolate manufacturers across the globe. But now the search for that long awaited Holy Grail of Chocolate could be coming to an end and melted chocolate could become a problem that’s buried into the annals of chocolate history across the globe as 10 years of meticulous chocolate research and development is coming to fruition.
In recent days, two of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers are claiming that they are nearing the launch of new ‘heat resistant chocolate’. The problem of sticky fingers and chocolaty pockets and lunch boxes could soon be a thing of the past!
Mondelez International, the maker of Cadbury’s chocolate, told Reuters in an interview that ‘the chocolate can withstand 40 degrees and not turn to liquid’.Company Spokesman Mr MacDougall told Reuters ‘the chocolate product we will be introducing in the near future is able to endure temperatures as high as 104F and not melt. This heat-resistant chocolate is particularly intended for places that have hot and humid climates such as India, Brazil and Africa, where food products end up falling victim to the scorching heat of the sun.’
The natural melting point for chocolate is between 86F and 93.2F, lower than human body temperature, so this will be a revolution in the world of chocolate. But will it affect the chocolate’s taste? Cadburys weren’t letting people in on the finer details about taste or the magic ingredients but according to company sources, the chocolate will be continue to live up to the high standards associated with the leading manufacturer. It will initially be launched in the Middle East and Africa with Eastern Europe following close behind.
So, how will this affect the chocolate industry in the UK? Like many things, even our current spell of hot weather isn’t probably enough at present to be provide a serious market place for non-melting chocolate but never say never. If it takes off and is offered as an alternative summer product then the days of melted chocolate bars in pockets, cars and kids lunch boxes could soon be a thing of the past!
As for The Chocolate Wrapper and our personalised chocolate bars, you can be sure that we will continue to provide a first-class chocolate service whatever the weather (and temperature) and we will watch the progress of non-melting chocolate with interest to see what materialises for the chocolate industry in the coming months and years ahead.