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Ritter Sport Chopped Hazelnuts
Posted: 4 June 2014
Ritter Sport's Whole Hazelnuts doesn't differ so much from its Chopped Hazelnuts cousin, but differ it does. The miniature bar has a more balanced hazelnut flavor in every bite to balance out the overly sweet milk chocolate Ritter Sport is so famous for.
price/gram: USD 0.023
Cocoa %: 30
Don't you learn something new
everyday? Didn't I once say that before? Yes, I
believe I did! Two-and-a-half years ago, when munching
on a very similar bar,
Ritter Sport's Whole
Ritter Sport's Whole
Hazelnuts contains milk chocolate with 30% cocoa solids.
Ritter Sport's Chopped Hazelnuts contains milk chocolate
with 30% cocoa solids. The Whole Hazelnuts bar was
comprised of 23% hazelnuts. The Chopped Hazelnuts
seems to contain roughly the same amount.
So what's the difference?????
One bar contains whole hazelnuts, the other chopped
hazelnuts. Ritter Sport couldn't fit whole hazelnuts
into a miniature bar, so they were chopped up first.
Consider this the equivalent of reformatting a movie into
letterbox format to view properly on a TV screen.
But wait a second. A
movie doesn't get a higher review rating by the same critic
later just because it got reformatted to fit the aspect
ratio of a standard
television set. How come the Chopped Hazelnuts bar
scores better than the Whole Hazelnuts when they contain
exactly the same ingredients?
Hold your horses, junior, and
let me illustrate with an analogy. Imagine you've just
had your favorite salad prepared with your most preferred
dressing. The lettuce is crisp, the tomatoes juicy,
the onions crunchy. Now say I take that salad and
stick it into a blender and re-serve to you. Would you
still rate it the same?
That's a very dramatic
example. A pureed salad has a completely different
texture to a hand cut garden salad. Ritter Sport's
Whole Hazelnuts doesn't differ so much from its Chopped
Hazelnuts cousin, but differ it does. The miniature
bar has a more balanced hazelnut flavor in every bite to
balance out the overly sweet milk chocolate Ritter Sport is
so famous for. The munching experience is superior
with the small hazelnuts.
If I could, I'd pick this one
off the shelves instead. I can't. Ritter Sport only offers
the chopped version because the whole version doesn't work
in miniature. If I want this one again, I'd have to
buy the ten pack.
Bigger is better if you're a
male porn star. When it comes to chopped hazelnuts in
a Ritter Sport bar, I'll take smaller all the way.