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Ritter Sport Cornflakes
Posted: 4 June 2014
The cornflakes work extremely well in Ritter Sport's commercially produced milk chocolate made from a bulk of West African cocoa beans mixed with a few from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea.
Expect a nice change, not a reinvention of the chocolate universe.
price/gram: USD 0.023
Cocoa %: 30
The Ritter Sport Cornflakes
bar is a first on the Chocolate Republic. After
reviewing over 200 bars here, I haven't yet reviewed a
chocolate bar filled with cornflakes.
I'm not anti-flake. As
a child, Kellogg's Corn Flakes were one of the mainstay
cereals in our house. And I'm sure not just in our
house but in most households across America at that time,
and maybe even today. Scores of imitators produce their own
versions of corn flakes. You could arguably say it's
as common as Rice Krispies as an international cereal, and
yet you often see rice in chocolate, rarely cornflakes. The
most famous cornflake-derived bar is Butterfinger, but this
bar has added peanut butter and the inferior chocolate in
the Butterfinger takes a backseat to more dominant textures
I meant that you don't see
pure milk chocolate or dark chocolate bars using cornflakes
as a filling, and for no good reason. The nutritional
value of conventional cornflakes may be questionable.
Its taste is not. Cornflakes taste great as a junk
food cereal and should taste great in chocolate.
Ritter Sport's boldness comes
from taking this slight off-the-mainstream ingredient and
stuffing it into a chocolate bar when its rivals are not.
Ritter got off its ass to do what I'm surprised Hershey and
Nestle never bothered to do. The cornflakes work extremely
well in Ritter Sport's commercially produced milk chocolate
made from a bulk of West African cocoa beans mixed with a
few from Madagascar and Papua New Guinea.
Expect a nice change, not a
reinvention of the chocolate universe, and you should be
a-okay with Ritter Sport Cornflakes. If that sounds too
corny, eat a milk chocolate bar.