Have fun with your friends and enjoy life — a great motto, right? That’s the idea behind Ritter Sport chocolate.
Have you ever heard of Ritter Sport? I confess that I hadn’t. But, when #Tryazon sent me an email inviting me to apply to host a party introducing guests to these chocolates, I had to say yes.
There are many things I love about Ritter Sport chocolates. First, they’re a German company. My heritage is German. I studied German in high school and college. I’ve visited Germany twice, and I’ve written a book about a famous German king. Of course, I also love chocolate. So really, I feel like Ritter Sport was kind of created just for someone like me! I’m really not sure how it had escaped my radar up until now.
There are so many varieties of Ritter Sport chocolate. They’re all unique: many have fillings inside (I loved strawberry-filled). Look at the little “mountains” on this dark chocolate type. And of course, dark chocolate is good for you, so you can feel good about indulging.
A Bit of History
So, let’s get on to the party. We had participants of all ages, from kids to seniors. And every one loved the Ritter Sport chocolate! Being a teacher, I had to start things off with a few interesting facts about the company. Did you know …
- The Ritter family started the company in 1912, in Bad Cannstatt, Germany. The “sport” name origin is interesting. They’d noticed that regular candy bars didn’t fit easily into a man’s suit jacket. Ritter “Sport” bars were made in a square shape to fit perfectly into a sport coat pocket!
- Ritter Sport’s slogan is “Quality. Chocolate. Squared” (or, for German aficionados, “Quadratisch. Praktisch. Gut.”).
- The chocolate squares come in a unique package: you can “snap” the chocolate along break lines, eat just as much as you want, and then reseal the package for later.
- Ritter Sport uses 100% pure Alpine milk — 25% more than prescribed by food law requirements. I can testify to its creamy, delicious taste. I remember just how delicious the chocolate tasted when I visited Germany. Not surprisingly, this chocolate tastes just like that!
Taste Testing Ritter Sport
Then, we did some taste testing. I wish I could give each of you some samples, too! But I’ll have to do the next-best thing — give you a listing of the many delicious varieties:
- Milk Chocolate with Honey Salt Almonds
- Milk Chocolate with Macadamia
- White chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts
- Milk Chocolate with Butter Biscuit — remember that in Europe, biscuit = cookie
- Milk Chocolate with Cornflakes — sounds odd, but it’s similar to a crunch bar
- Milk chocolate with Whole Almonds
- Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts — like Nutella!
- Alpine Milk Chocolate
- Extra Fine Milk Chocolate
- Fine Extra Dark Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate
- Cocoa Mousse
- Dark Chocolate with Marzipan
- Milk Chocolate with Rum, Raisins and Hazelnuts
- Milk Chocolate with Raisins and Hazelnuts
- Espresso with Robust Arabica Coffee
- Milk Chocolate with Praline
- Milk Chocolate with Strawberry Creme
- Milk Chocolate with Coconut
- Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Pieces
- White Chocolate with Hazelnut Pieces
As you can see, that’s a whole lot of varieties of chocolate! Where can you buy Ritter Sport chocolate? Thankfully, lots of places.
Ritter Sport Creation
Then, it was time for some fun. We used some of the candies to create something. Since Ritter Sport is a German company, and since I love German castles, we decided to make a castle, dubbed “Ritterstein.” You can see it at the top of this post.
Daughter #3 is taking German at school, so she brought a few of the candies to her German class. The teacher saw them and immediately shouted, “RITTER SPORT!” He was a fan for sure. Have you tried Ritter Sport Chocolate? It would make a great addition to any Easter baskets you’re making this spring.