Ritter Sport White Whole Hazelnuts

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 15 2007 | Leave A Comment

Ritter Sport White Whole HazelnutsI 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.

Ritter Sport White Whole Hazelnuts

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.


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Comments On This Post

  1. Ian

    It may be a Ritter Sport bar, and it may be very good, but it’s not chocolate. Just sayin’… Other than that, I enjoy your reviews here greatly!

  2. It’s funny, last weekend at the store I picked this up and put it in my basket (after reading the label to see that there was real cocoa butter in it) but then decided against it. Mostly because I have a stack of Valrhona bars I should really eat first.

  3. I love white chocolate, so this looks like a must for my next shopping trip! 🙂

  4. river

    I haven’t seen this on the coles shelves, so where is it available please?

  5. Dom (Chocablog Staff)

    river: I’m in the UK, but I’d imagine most places that sell Ritter Sport would have them. If they don’t, hassle them!

  6. ik ben geeeekkk oppp deze chocolaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

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