SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — Barry Callebaut introduced its 50,000 count chocolate chip at the “All Things Baking” show Oct. 2 in Schaumburg. Because of its small size, the chip disperses more evenly over the tongue, which may give Barry Callebaut customers the opportunity to use less chocolate in applications, according to Barry Callebaut, which has a U.S. office in Chicago.

The chips are small enough to fit through pastry piping bags and in other manufacturing processes in which larger chips are unable to maneuver. The chips may be used in such baked foods as cookies, cakes and desserts as well as beverages, confectionery items and dairy products. Using the chips may result in fewer calories per serving.