Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ritter Sport Winter Edition 2013

There are three Ritter Sport Winter Edition bars: Caramel Orange, Coconut Macaroon, and Caramelised Almonds. I did not review the Caramelised Almonds bar because I tried that one last year, and I almost never buy the same candy twice.  

Ritter Sport Caramel Orange

Place purchased: Cost Plus World Market

Number of reviewers: 4

Appearance - 7.3

J: The inside should be more orange. 

Flavor and Taste - 6.5

The flavor starts out tasting like caramel flavored cream. Then it tastes like orange. It's not bad, but the flavor combination is very strange and does not work well together. 

C: Orange is the first thing I taste, but it's not too overpowering. 

J: Caramel and orange is a weird combo.

S: I didn't really taste the caramel, but the orange was subtle but apparent. 

Texture - 7.5

The filling is very soft, and the chocolate provides some bite. I wish Ritter Sport would have used caramel as the filling instead of caramel flavored cream. 

C: Creamy, mouth coating. 

J: Creamy, smooth.

S: Rich and creamy. Similar to the texture of caramel. 

Aftertaste - 6.5

Orange is predominant in the aftertaste. Once the the orange flavor subsides, there is a weak caramel flavor.

C: Lingering, coats entire mouth. 

J: Orange aftertaste is good.

Overall - 6.9

This chocolate bar is not bad, but the pairing of orange and caramel is too odd for me to eat more of it. 

Ritter Sport Coconut Macaroon

Place purchased: Cost Plus World Market

Number of reviewers: 4

Appearance - 7.6

J: Cute packaging and nice colors. 

Flavor and Taste - 8.1

The filling tastes like toasted coconut and vanilla, which works well with the milk chocolate. The chocolate and filling are both very sweet. 

C: Toasted coconut comes in at the end. Mostly creamy/chocolate on the front end. 
J: Chocolate tastes great! 
S: Like toasted coconut. 

Texture - 8.3

The cream filling contains coconut flakes and crispy rice pieces, which impart a soft crunch. 

C: Crunchy, but not too much. Creamy.  
J: Very creamy. 
S: Creamy with delicate, crunchy pieces. 

Aftertaste - 8.0

The aftertaste is mainly coconut. 

C: Pleasant, mostly toasted coconut flavor.  
J: Great taste that lasts and changes more to coconut. 
S: Maintains flavor, but does not last too long.

Overall - 8.3

This kind of chocolate bar exemplifies why I love Ritter Sport. The filling is smooth and crunchy, and the flavor of the coconut filling combined with the milk chocolate is outstanding. 

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