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Ritter Sport Whole Almonds
Posted: 21 November 2010    7.5 
Ritter Sport Whole Almonds I knew, biting into each Ritter piece, that I was not in the presence of greatness, and by now, after reviewing dozens upon dozens of chocolate bars all over the world, it was obvious that Ritter was also not posing as a great brand.     
Avg price/gram: USD 0.023   Cocoa %: 30  Size: 100g  German chocolate 
       


German subscriber to the Chocolate Republic, Dietrich Edelweiss, mailed me three Ritter Sport bars.  My first experience with a Ritter Sport, the Dark Hazelnut, was a pleasant one, much more pleasant than I expected.  I wasn't dreading opening up the next bar in the package, especially after eating too many Korjap chocolates in a narrow time frame.

Like the Dark Hazelnut, the Whole Almonds bar uses whole pieces of nut and lots of them.   This bar consists of 23% whole almonds from California.  If a chocolate manufacturer wants to have any hopes of getting decently rated at the Chocolate Republic, it needs to at least deliver what the bar's wrapper promises.   Call yourself an almond bar, then step up and put more than two almonds in the package.  It's not rocket science.

The 30% cocoa solid blend was on the high side next to the Korjap chocolates that had recently been in my mouth, and it was very welcome along with the 18% milk solids.  Each of the sixteen individual Ritter squares was rich and crunchy.

I knew, biting into each Ritter piece, that I was not in the presence of greatness, and by now, after reviewing dozens upon dozens of chocolate bars all over the world, it was obvious that Ritter was also not posing as a great brand.   Ritter is saying to its customers, "Here we are all over the world, available nearly everywhere, and what we offer you is a decent ride for not much more cost than your locally produced crap." Attracting mainstream chocolate eaters who think they'll be in for a taste of European culture looks to be the sport Ritter truly excels at.

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 Germany is home of the Ritter company, makers of adequate German chocolate. The German Ritter Sport bar is found worldwide. Recently Doug tried the Ritter milk chocolate with whole almonds. The chocolate republic welcomed Ritter in and Doug of Doug's Republic said it was okay