Monday, November 23, 2015

Ritter Sport Vanilla Chai Latte

Ritter Sport Vanilla Chai LatteRitter Sport has introduced seasonal varieties for the past five years or so (or at least that I’ve been able to get a hold of). The newest set for Winter include a new version called Ritter Sport Vanilla Chai Latte.

The description on the English label on the back says that it’s milk chocolate filled with vanilla cream, spices and black tea extract.

The ingredients are actually a little less creamy and a bit more oily:

Sugar, palm fat, lactose, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, skim milk, milk cream, butterfat, soy lecithin, black tea extract, natural flavors, spice extract, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors.

Like other Ritter Sport cream filled bars, this one clocks in at 164 calories per ounce, which definitely on the high side, especially when it has 9 grams of saturated fat per a 38 gram serving. 


It smells a bit like a pumpkin cheesecake. There’s a spice note, which is pleasant but not terribly distinct, just some generic nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. I’ve actually had my fair share of spiced chai over the years, so I know that the spices vary quite a bit. But they’re not that dissimilar to Pumpkin Spice or Gingerbread Spices. What sets it apart here is the black tea extract. Or at least it should.

Ritter Sport Vanilla Chai Latte

The milk chocolate bar is very sweet, the chocolate part is milky and creamy but not at all intense, it’s quite overpowered by the spices in the cream. The filling is a little more fudgy and thick, but not at all grainy or oily. The black tea part gives a little tannic note, but mostly the flavors are nutmeg and clove with maybe a little allspice.

It’s an interesting bar because of the warming spices and the cream filling, but I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think that the cream bars that Ritter makes are their strongest item. The flavoring overpowers the chocolate experience, which is usually very good for the price point (much better than Toblerone). I’ll pass on this one if it comes back again next winter.

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Name: Vanilla Chai Latte
Brand: Ritter Sport
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (Farmers Market)
Price: $2.99
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 164
Categories: Candy, Christmas, Ritter Sport, Chocolate, Cinnamon, 6-Tempting, Germany, Cost Plus

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