The Ritter Sport Coffee and Hazelnuts bar is a new addition to Ritter Sport's Winter Edition range, replacing the Caramel Orange flavor from last year. Returning for 2014 are Ritter Sport Coconut Macaroon and Caramelised Almonds.
Place purchased: Free from the Sweets & Snacks Expo
Number of reviewers: 5
Appearance - 7.2
The Ritter Sport Coffee and Hazelnuts bar has a milk chocolate shell with a coffee flavored filling studded with hazelnut pieces. Also, the bars sold in stores obviously will not have a sticker over a generic white wrapper, as pictured. I received this bar in May, before the bar went into full production.
C: Love the wrapper - especially the snowman!
E: Ritter classic.
S: Cute snowman made out of sugar cubes on package.
Flavor and Taste - 7.9
Mild, milk chocolate is the first noticeable flavor in the Ritter Sport bar. Then the coffee flavor hits along with a stronger chocolate flavor. The flavor of the hazelnuts comes in toward the end and balances well with the coffee and chocolate flavors.
C: The hazelnut really comes through and the coffee is a little light but comes through and works for this flavor.
E: Flavor builds slowly. First coffee, then chocolate, then hazelnut. Could use more chocolate flavor (i.e. wish it were dark instead of milk).
E2: Want more hazelnut! Roasted coffee note is unexpectedly delightful.
S: Hazelnut, chocolate with slight espresso bean.
Texture - 8.0
Both the chocolate shell and coffee filling are rich and smooth. The hazelnut pieces bring a textural contrast with their slight crunch.
C: Creamy chocolate.
E: Very rich and creamy with crunchy nuts.
E2: Kind of ganache like, creamy.
S: Creamy with nut pieces. Melts in your mouth!
Aftertaste - 6.8
The aftertaste is mostly coffee flavor.
C: Coffee, creamy chocolate, and hazelnut.
E: Fatty, sweet, nutty.
E2: Small amount of sour dairy, mostly espresso/roasted coffee.
Overall - 7.8
Overall, the Ritter Sport Coffee and Hazelnuts bar is excellent. The combination of coffee, hazelnuts, and chocolate work very well together. I hope this bar becomes a mainstay in the Ritter Sport Winter Edition range.
E: Really good, but could have been great with darker chocolate.
E2: Has potential to be really awesome, just want more hazelnut.