A chocolate innovation to make Wonka jealous

NEED TO KNOW
  • New chocolate won't melt in your mouth or your hands
  • Stays solid even in 104-degree heat; most melts at 93
  • Not just a #FirstWorldProblem, new product actually aimed at developing nations
Chocolate that won't melt created by Cadbury

Problem solved, world. Problem solved.

Soon, you will actually be able to shove a piece of chocolate in your pocket without fear of a melty, gooey (albeit delicious) mess.

In a Wonka-esque collision of innovation and indulgence, food scientists at Cadbury have created a milk chocolate which doesn't melt in high heat.

By developing a new production method, their "temperature-tolerant chocolate" stays solid in 104-degree temperatures. Typical chocolate starts to melt at just 93 degrees.

According to the patent application, this melt-proof magic is achieved by grinding sugar into smaller particles, which cuts the amount of fat that covers them and makes them more "temperature tolerant".

It probably also means a different taste and mouth feel, but -- hey -- no more pudding pockets!

The new product will only be available (for now, at least) in warmer countries. In the application, Cadbury says it "would allow production of chocolate-containing product more suitable for hot climates, particularly in less economically developed countries where the supply chain is ill-equipped to handle temperature fluctuations."

So you're saying this whole thing wasn't designed to relieve us of the burden of finding a half-eaten, now-melted gooey mass of cocoa stuck to our car's cupholder -- and instead was geared toward boosting sales and enabling greater consumption in developing nations with huge profit potential??

Well, yeah.

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