A chocolate firm says they have invented a fourth type of chocolate after milk, dark and white – the first new type in 80 years.
Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut says it used the ruby cocoa bean to create a confectionery with “berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness.”
The new chocolate, named Ruby after its characteristic red colour.
It is only the fourth ever type to be created since the white version in the 1930s.
Time will tell if it will become a new type of chocolate as widespread as the others. One thing in its favour is that it has been made by the largest manufacturer of both chocolate and cocoa products .
More than 20,000 revelers have taken part in the annual Tomatina celebration in Spain.
On the last Wednesday of August each year, the tiny town of Buñol , Spain, hosts the world’s largest food fight: La Tomatina.
This year over 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes were thrown at each other in Spain during the epic food fight.
This festival started around the end of World War II. The Tomatina is said to have originated from a spontaneous bust-up between locals in 1945, and has since drawn a huge following across the globe.
Officials encourage participants to follow a few rules. These include crushing the tomatoes before throwing them, wearing old clothes as nothing survives the intense pelting of more than a hundred tons of pulpy fruit, and they can’t start chucking tomatoes until the official blast of cannons.
A Texas dad opened an amusement park for his daughter with special needs after realizing that other theme parks in the area just didn’t suit her.
Gordon Hartman began building the $15 million theme park, “Morgan’s Wonderland,” in 2007.
The park is named after his daughter Morgan, who has a severe cognitive and physical delay as well as a form of autism.
The park opened in 2010.
The 25-acre park has 26 different activities. It features a wheelchair-accessible Ferris wheel and carousel, as well as a miniature train.
Hartman said he came up with the idea in 2006 when he visited a swimming pool with Morgan. His daughter, who was then 12, attempted to play with some kids in the pool, but instead of engaging with her, they quickly left the pool.
The loving dad began thinking of places he could take Morgan. He thought of Disney, but knew parks of that nature were too noisy and crowded for her.
So the dad decided to build the world’s first “ultra-accessible theme park.”
More recently, they added a water park to the place, Morgan’s Inspirational Island. It opened seven weeks ago.
The waterpark, which cost another $17 million dollars to build, uses warm water in some of its areas to help visitors with muscular problems. Waterproof, motorized wheelchairs are also provided for those who need them.