Finally! Guilt-free chocolate

A Swiss chocolate manufacturer has invented the ultimate chocolate treat – a light and airy chocolate bar that has 90 per cent fewer calories than regular chocolate.

Called Vulcano, the cocoa-based confection is the product of Swiss manufacturer Barry Callebaut.

The low-cal chocolate resulted from a mistake, according to technicians working in the company laboratory.

Simon Cantz, a company food engineer, told Swiss television: ‘Suddenly we realised we’d produced a very special chocolate, of a crispy light consistency, like an airy foam, and we thought let’s see if we can develop this further’.

What’s more, the company insists that Vulcano doesn’t taste like diet chocolates already available on the market. Company spokesperson, Gaby Tschofen, said: `It’s nice and chocolatey, with a strong aroma, and crispy rather than creamy. It does melt in the mouth, but it is the enzymes in the saliva rather than the heat of the tongue that causes it to dissolve.’

‘It’s called Vulcano because it can be eaten when it’s hot, and it’s airy and full of bubbles like molten rock.

With high hopes for its success, the company expects to see the guilt-free confection on shop shelves within two years.

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