I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive when I bought this. If you’re read any of my previous Ritter Sport reviews, you’ll know how much I’ve loved them. But could a white chocolate possibly be as nice?
Well I’m glad to say, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. Ritter have managed to create a white chocolate that’s both deliciously creamy, but not overly sweet like so many other white chocolates.
The format of this bar is exactly the same as the other Ritter Sport bars I’ve reviewed. A 100g square of chocolate divided into chunks. But if you turn the bar over, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s packed with nuts – they stick out of the underside more than any other bar I’ve seen. It’s obviously made upside down in a mould with the nuts and chocolate poured in to keep the front side (and the Ritter logo on each chunk) looking nice.
When you first open the bar, there’s a pleasant vanilla aroma. Not too strong, just enough to tempt you to break off a chunk or three.
The chocolate is very smooth and creamy, and has just the right level of sweetness. Rather than being packed with sugar like British white chocolate tends to be, it’s quite similar to the kind of flavour you’d expect from Kinder.
But the best biggest surprise this bar is just how crispy it is. You see, in addition to whole hazelnuts, it also contains puffed rice. And while neither the nuts or rice add a great deal to the flavour, they do signinficantly enhance the texture. They also help to make this bar a little lighter and more refreshing than a solid bar of white chocolate would be.
Definitely recommended, and further proof that Ritter Sport represents the pinnacle of German engineering.