The GOODS from Beta5
Vancouver, BC | BETA5 and Middle Eastern food destination Superbaba have been working on a top secret chocolate bar together. Named THE SUPERHALVA, it is part of BETA5’s 2020 chef collaboration series and features 46 per cent milk chocolate, corn flakes, flaked salt and halva – a popular Middle Eastern sesame confection.
“We worked with Dallah and the talented Superbaba team last summer for an ice cream social and The Superhalva chocolate bar came so naturally,” explains Adam Chandler, co-owner and pastry chef of BETA5. “There are so many incredible Middle Eastern flavours and halva is one of our favourites.”
The Superhalva chocolate bar is uniquely two-toned – milk on one side and white on the other. To create this effect, Chandler used muscovado sugar to reference the brown sugar flavours in a chocolate chip cookie dough. Crumbled halva is sandwiched between the two layers.
“We used the flavours of a Superbaba cookie to create a chocolate bar you’d want to eat all at once,” says Dallah (full name Abdallah El Chami), co-owner of Superbaba.
The Superhalva is $11 and available now until March 15, 2020, exclusively at BETA5 (409 Industrial Ave), the Superbaba food truck (555 Burrard Street), and Café Medina (780 Richards Street).
For more information, please visit beta5chocolates.com.
About BETA5 | BETA5 is a contemporary and innovative chocolate and pastry shop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We were named as One of North America’s Top Ten Chocolatiers, have received numerous International Chocolate Awards, and have been recognized nationally and internationally for our work. We meld art and science, and emphasize technical precision and design to create visually stunning products that showcase the flavours of the premium ingredients we work with. Driven by our collective creative energies, the team at BETA5 continually works to develop and ever-changing assortment of chocolates, cream puffs, ice cream treats and breakfast pastries. We are constantly influenced by nature and industrial landscapes. Our workshop and storefront are located in an industrial area on the edge of downtown Vancouver, with a breathtaking view of the North Shore Mountains. The juxtaposition between nature and industrial landscapes guides our creative process, and has influenced our design collaborations.
What is BETA5? | The form-5 beta crystal structure is the most stable form of cocoa butter crystallization, formed through the controlled melting, and subsequent cooling (tempering) of liquid chocolate. BETA5 chocolates are produced in small batches using sustainable, direct trade plantation chocolates and premium ingredients. Careful alignment of the BETA5 matrix results in our chocolates’ distinctive shine and crisp snap.