Swiss scientists have developed an unusual chocolate chameleon

Researchers at the Swiss Higher Technical School of Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Northwest Switzerland (FHNW) have developed a food technology that gives chocolate an iridescent sheen without the use of artificial additives.

It all started when a group of scientists decided to create an unusual colored chocolate. The idea of ​​applying a special edible coating on top of the chocolate was almost immediately rejected due to the complexity and time consuming, which is unacceptable in conditions of mass production.

The next idea - to cover the chocolate with a shiny, iridescent layer - was loved by everyone. First, the team achieved a slight flicker, and then a full-fledged glow. The technique is similar to the one that allows the chameleon to change the color of his skin.

Scientists are currently working on a shape that will allow them to create multiple pieces of colored chocolate at a time. In addition, they are negotiating with large chocolate manufacturers and even expect to create a small enterprise. All this means that unusual chocolate may soon appear on store shelves.