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Ritter Sport Praline
Posted: 5 June 2014
Ritter Sport uses Turkish hazelnuts as the nut of choice and stuffs enough inside that 42% of the bar is composed of the "unforgettable to the palate" praline filling. I have enjoyed better praline bars in my past, but I can't remember when that last was.
Ritter Sport just has to show up to get the credit.
price/gram: USD 0.023
Cocoa %: 30
Ritter Sport tries to
straddle two worlds with their Praline bar.
Not alternate dimensions.
This isn't a sci fi article! At the very top of the
wrapper, we see the words "nougat." Nougat is a
confectionary made with a sweetener, usually sugar or honey,
some kind of roasted nuts, and whipped egg whites.
Three Musketeers is an example of of a nougat-type bar,
similar to the European version of a Milky Way bar.
Praline is not the same
thing. Praline does have several definitions, depending n
whether you use the accepted European understanding of the
word the altered meaning brought on by French settlers to
Louisiana who incorporated sugar cane and pecans into
pralines. As Ritter Sport is a European company, the
European definition is in order. An obvious difference
between nougat and (European) pralines i
the early days of the seventeenth century was that nougat
was made from caramelized sugar covering many nuts.
Pralines were individually coated. The praline filling
was the resultant combination of the caramelized sugared
nuts ground up into a powder. Sorry. The boring
history was necessary here.
Ritter Sport uses
Turkish hazelnuts as the nut of choice and stuffs enough
inside that 42% of the bar is composed of the "unforgettable
to the palate" praline filling. The word nougat
is just on the wrapper to grab nougat-lovers' eyeballs.
I have enjoyed better praline
bars in my past, but I can't remember when that last was.
You see, praline bars, especially among commercial chocolate
manufacturers, aren't commonplace. Ritter Sport knows it
doesn't have to be the best. It just has to show up
with these combinations and offer them at mass market
prices to get the credit.
Would you be able to fool
your wife on her anniversary by gifting her a Ritter Sport
Praline bar instead of a package of Belgian pralines?Maybe
I should ask first if you met your wife in a trailer park.