Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ritter Sport: Extra Fine Milk Chocolate

Since I sampled the Rittersport Extra Fine Milk Chocolate as part of their official taste testing program, I had some very specific instructions to follow. The first was that I absolutely had to sample this bar first, the second important note was that, prior to opening the bar, I had to answer a question about how likely I would be to buy it.

Hmmm…royal blue packaging. It says Rittersport. Indicates that it’s Milk Chocolate. I’d probably be game for it if I was looking for a plain milk chocolate bar.

Now that we’ve got THAT out of the way, let’s eat.

The first thought that came to my mind when I bit in was about the texture, which was exceptionally smooth and creamy without a hint of graininess. The creaminess was evident in the flavor as well, which is unsurprising given that the ingredients list notes that 18% of the mass of the bar is powdered milk or cream. There’s a nutty flavor as well, and a hint of caramel, but the chocolate flavor itself is not very intense. In general, it’s not a seriously complex chocolate bar, but is rather a smooth, creamy, chocolatey treat. Nothing wrong with that. If I see this at a local shop, I might pick up a bar for the creamy goodness, but I can’t say I’d go out too far out of my way for it. I do, however, think that this bar is carried at several local drugstores. I’ll keep the hope.