December 18, 2017 | Israeli startup Solo Gelato, a company that has worked to create an ice cream capsule system similar to Nespresso coffee capsules, has teamed up with chocolate and cocoa manufacturer Barry Callebaut for a new project, the companies announced this week. The partnership will enable Solo Gelato to use the chocolate producer’s Chocogelato mixes in its capsules. Testing has already proved the mix to be viable, according to a report in FoodBev Media. The pair’s partnership was established through MassChallenge, a global startup accelerator that provides $2 million in funding to startups each year and is partially founded by Barry Callebaut. Massimo Selmo, the head of global sourcing at Barry Callebaut, initiated the company’s involvement in the MassChallenge. Solo Gelato is led by high tech entrepreneur and gelato expert Barak Beth-Halachmi. The capsule system is to be released in 2018.