Food giant Nestle has revealed what it says is the first 70% dark chocolate made without adding any refined sugar.
The new chocolate is made entirely from the beans and pulp of the cocoa fruit and will be introduced in Japan in autumn of 2019 through Nestle’s KitKat Chocolatory, with further products in other countries following next year.
Patrice Bula, head of strategic business units, marketing and sales at Nestlé, said: "We’re proud to bring chocolate lovers a new chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit without adding refined sugar. This is a real innovation which uses the natural sweetness of the cocoa pulp to provide a pure, novel chocolate experience."
Nestle’s patented technique to create the chocolate involves more of the pulp than usual to naturally sweeten the product.