Barry Callebaut-owned brand Callebaut has launched a new plant-based range of chocolate, designed specifically for chefs and artisans to create “the next generations of chocolate gourmets”.
Callebaut NXT is a 100% plant-based dark and milky tasting chocolates that are guaranteed to be free of any trace of dairy, without compromising on taste and indulgence. The chocolates are also nut- and allergen-free, rich in fibre and contain no artificial additives, flavourings or colourants.
According to Barry Callebaut, the range is made with an extract from the chufa plant and is considered to be better for the environment, as growing milk from chufa has lower carbon emissions compared to cow’s milk.
Xuan-Lai Huynh, global brand leader of Callebaut, said: “It took Callebaut experts and research and development (R&D) teams three years to bring this unique innovation to life. What makes it even more special is that the whole concept is being fuelled not only by our R&D team but even more by passionate chefs and artisans.”
She continued: “Creating vegan, plant-based and dairy-free recipes stirs up all the know-how chefs have been applying for generations. For many, it’s like starting over. NXT will help ambitious chefs to re-invent the traditional pastry and chocolate recipes and elevate dairy-free, vegan, plant-based chocolate delights from a ‘niche’ segment to a global movement.”
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