Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ritter Schokowurfel

Ritter SchokowurfelNo, it’s not German candy week ... it’s purely a coincidence that I bought those Katjes and then my husband picked up this cool box of Ritter Sport Schockowurfel on a recent trip to New York City.

Instead of the regular sized bars, these miniatures are about the size of a regular Ritter Sport “section” ... and they’re filled as well! Kind of like little truffles. The variety is called in 6 pralingen Sorten ... which I’m guessing means an assortment of six pralines.

Ritter SchokowurfelThe bottom of the box is folded in such a way that when I removed the top the bottom expands to make more of a bowl ... which makes it easier to rifle through the assortment to see what they all are. Luckily there was also an inventory with images on the side of the box to guide me through them all.

The wrappers are all distinctive enough in color combos that I got good at telling what they were at a glance.

Creme CocoCreme Coco isn’t something chocolatey ... nope, it’s milk chocolate with a coconut center. The coconut is certainly sweet, as is the milk chocolate, but the small size makes it pretty agreeable. It reminded me a little bit of the limited edition Hershey’s Coconut Creme Kisses, in a good way. This coconut was a little firmer, a little crispier.

Cappuccino & Amarettini was not one I was looking forward to, since I assumed it was going to be heavy on the amaretto (as the marzipan bar is), but it was much more focused on the coffee notes. Very sweet, so sweet it made my throat burn for a bit.

Tiramisu on the other hand had that amaretto flavor, but distinctive marscapone note.

EdelnugatEdelnugat is a hazelnut paste inside milk chocolate. The consistency is thick, sticky and smooth with a great roasted nut flavor.

Caramel Crisp was kind of odd ... the filling was light in color but reminded more of the yogurt Ritter Sports. There were some dark caramelized sugar flavors in there and some light crispies that kind of redeemed the cloying sweetness.

Crocant reminds me of the great Knusperflakes that Ritter makes, though I think it’s actually crisped rice ... the little crispy bits are inside a softer cocoa cream center. Simple, fun, tasty.

The assortment had some nice variation and is a pleasant change from the monotony of buying a whole bar and being force to consume it before you can move on to another flavor (okay, maybe no one forces me). It’s easy to share them and they look pretty sassy in their simple little wrappers. I’d love it if some were dark chocolate though, as I think Ritter is making great strides in the dark department for a mass-consumer chocolate company. I have no idea how much my husband paid for this ... I can’t even find it on the Ritter website. I did see that they have another morsel-sized chocolate simply called Rum; if it’s anything like the Rum Trauben Nuss, I’m sold.

Related Candies

  1. Ritter Sport Fruhlingsspezialitaten 2010
  2. Ritter Sport Neapolitan Wafers
  3. Milka Alpenmilch
  4. Hachez Chocolates
  5. Ritter Sport Capuccino and Rum Trauben Nuss
  6. Ritter Sport Assortment
  7. The Real Nestle Swiss
Name: Ritter Sport Schokowurfel
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Ritter Sport
Place Purchased: gift (gourmet shop in NYC)
Price: unknown
Size: 8.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chocolate, Coconut, Coffee, Cookie, Nuts,Germany, Ritter

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:30 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. O’m'gosh! I so want that box. I love how it unfolds. And the little choco squares are cute. That box filled with dark chocolate niblets would be ideal. What a nice hubby you have! I can’t imagine where to find that here.

    Comment by Kate on 8/28/07 at 7:34 am #
  2. >  in 6 pralingen Sorten

    It’s ” in 6 pralinigen Sorten”, actually. A “Praline” is a truffle, and I guess they made up the word “pralinig” - it would translate as “truffle-ly”. And a Sorte is a kind, or in food, a flavor.

    Comment by elkit on 8/28/07 at 5:14 pm #
  3. Take a look at Parthenon Foods.
    http://parthenonfoods.com/chocolates-boxed-chocolate-c-39_40.html?filter_id=99&sort=4a
    Could the winter mix be DARK chocolate? Hope they get stock in soon.

    Comment by jan on 9/02/07 at 3:58 pm #
  4. Oh my gosh! Please please please could you ask your hubby if he remembers where (even a general area) in New York he bought this?? This is the perfect gift for my boyfriend! I’m begging you!

    Comment by Siri on 12/06/07 at 6:44 pm #
  5. A little trivia Schokowurfel means throwing chocolate.

    Comment by Tracie on 2/03/10 at 1:04 am #
  6. Onde encontrar o chocolate schokowurfel

    Comment by julio cesar alves Bertti on 8/17/13 at 2:58 pm #

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