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Ritter Sport Whole Almonds
Posted: 21 November 2010
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.
price/gram: USD 0.023
Cocoa %: 30
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
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 t
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