Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ritter Sport Olympia

Ritter Sport OlympiaI enjoy following candy companies on Twitter and visiting their Facebook pages; they often point out interesting information about products and manufacturing that I wouldn’t have known about on their websites.

Last week Ritter Sport mentioned an article about the nine different kinds of chocolate. That’s not different bars, that’s nine different kinds of chocolate used for different purposes in their wide variety of bars, including four different milk chocolates.

Last week I also got a package from the Ritter Sport representatives in the United States of some of their new bars and even a few Europe-only varieties. The Ritter Sport Olympia is one of those bars not available in the United States. It was first introduced in the 1980 to coincide with the Olympics. Then it was brought back last year. It’s an interesting description for a bar: Joghurt - Honig - Nuss - Traubenzucker which is Yogurt - Honey - Hazelnuts - Grape Sugar.

Ritter Sport Olympia

The bar looks like most other Ritter Sport bars. 100 grams in a 4x4 array of pieces. Easy to portion and nicely sized bites.

Ritter Sport Olympia

The bar simply smells sweet and a little like cocoa breakfast cereal. There’s no hint of the honey or hazelnuts within.

Biting it, I was immediately struck with the taste of tangy goat cheese. It wasn’t a great initial flavor, it was like it was a little salty and gamey. But I kept at it, you know, because this is my job.

The milk chocolate is completely dominated by the dairy notes of the yogurt cream center. The cream is soft and fudgy, but pretty creamy overall. There’s a tangy note to it, like, well yogurt or buttermilk/sour cream. There are two kinds of crunches studded within - little bits of hazelnut and then little honeycomb crunches. There’s a light hint of honey from time to time that lingers at the end.

It’s vastly different from anything I’ve had in the United States but it reminds me of some of the dairy heavy Kinder products (though they’re rarely yogurty). It was hearty and satisfying and not too sweet. I liked the idea that it was like a Greek yogurt candy bar, but then I remembered, I like the idea of the Greek yogurt lifestyle more than the actuality. I can see why this isn’t sold in the US, but it might be fun for them to release it as a Limited Edition during Olympics years.

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Name: Olympia
Brand: Ritter Sport
Place Purchased: samples from Ritter Sport
Price: $2.50 retail
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 160
Categories: Candy, Ritter Sport, Chocolate, Nuts, 7-Worth It, Germany

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:20 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyRitter SportChocolateNuts7-Worth ItGermany

  1. I bought one of these in the airport on my way home from Paris and really loved it.  I wish they’d sell it here!

    Comment by Shanti on 8/17/10 at 10:00 pm #
  2. It can be found in the US, though it takes some digging.  Two stores in my neighborhood in Queens, New York carry lots of Euro chocolate (Germany, Italy, the Balkan countries, and even Turkey), and I’ve gotten several varieties of the Ritter Germany chocolates.  I’ve now tried Olympia and all of the Summer 2010 flavors.

    Comment by Stephanie on 8/18/10 at 10:12 am #
  3. My favorite Ritter Sport flavor is Yogurt, so I wonder if I would like this one? Sounds like it…

    Comment by pam on 8/18/10 at 12:49 pm #
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