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Review: Ritter Sport Butter Biscuit
Ritter Sport Butter Biscuit
Posted: 4 June 2014
The bar is what it says it is: a square-shaped shortbread biscuit baked in butter surrounded on all sides by Ritter Sport's usual 30% milk chocolate blend. This bar is one of those combinations totaling more than the sum of its individual parts. 1 + 1 really equals 3 here.
price/gram: USD 0.023
Cocoa %: 30
It has been several years
since Ritter Sport's "premium" bars have graced my taste
buds or the pages of the Chocolate Republic. That is
no personal slam against Ritter Sport. At least by the
pricing standards here in Thailand, Ritter Sport bars are
priced quite fairly for the quality they provide.
Compared to most of the Southeast Asian-made stuff
glimmering on the shelves of my local 7 11 or Family Mart,
Ritter Sport bars deliver better taste and consistency for
the same price per gram. You still wind up spending
more money. The Ritter Sport bars come packaged in
Well, normally they do. My
wife was shopping at the local gourmet store, filling up the
cart with various types of junk food for one of her
non-caloric weekend junk food binges. She is amazing.
She gains no weight, no matter how much is purchased,
because her son and I are the ones who eat the tasty garbage
she buys. Among the treats was a pack of ten miniature
Ritter Sport bars, each 16.67 grams in size, for the
equivalent of $3. At those prices, that ten pack was
cheaper per gram than the typical 100 gram bars.
Butter Biscuit was the first
bar I tried, namely because the pack of miniatures contained
duplicates of this bar, the
and the Yogurt. The
bar is what it says it is: a square-shaped shortbread
biscuit baked in butter surrounded on all sides by Ritter
Sport's usual 30% milk chocolate blend. Ritter
claims the biscuit was organic on their web site. I doubt it -- there'd
be a mention in big bold font on the wrapper. 41% of the bar
is comprised of the biscuit.
The Butter Biscuit bar is one
of those combinations totaling more than the sum of its
individual parts. 1 + 1 really equals 3 here.
Ritter Sport's Alpine
Milk 30% milk chocolate blend did not receive high
honors at the Chocolate Republic. I found that bar much too
sweet. If I were able to indulge in the shortbread
biscuit part of this bar without the chocolate, I can
already assess it to be average. So how can a milk
chocolate bar I rated a 6.0 on its own plus an
average-tasting biscuit (5.0) yield a bar rating of 6.5?
For the same reason you can't
get enough Kit Kat bars. Kit Kats the world over are
made from mediocre cocoas combined with subpar wafers.
Together, however, they work taste magic in your mouth,
making Kit Kat one of the world's best selling
confectionaries. A crunchy biscuit which is good
enough combined with milk chocolate which is good enough can
oftentimes produce a bar that is more than good enough.
Therein you have Ritter Sport's magic formula, practiced
with this bar since 1998.
Ritter Sport's Butter Biscuit is
the snack bar you grab off the shelf when you're in a hurry
and can't find anything better. You know you're in for
a good time, but don't expect any excitement.