Tuesday, 5 May 2009

May 5th: Ritter Sport Raspberry / Wildberry / Peach & Passionfruit Yogurt


Just when I thought I had seen it all from the Ritter Sport range Dean-German-Grocery sent me across their new summer flavour variants. Back in April I remarked that there seemed to be a growing trend of fruit flavoured yogurt chocolate products being created by German chocolate manufactures. Looking at Ritter's three new bars below it seems that this was a pretty on the money forecast. These three new flavour variants all came in the traditional 100.0g Ritter Sport size, a quick look at the Ritter website however did show that they are available in miniature form as well. In regards to the packaging I was impressed with all three wrappers. They all indicated the flavour themes well and were coloured appropriately to the contents and radiated a very fresh look.

Below are my thoughts on each of the three bars:

Ritter Sport Raspberry Yogurt:

Kcal 583 Fat 39.1g Fat(sats) 23.6g Carbs 51.8g (per 100.0g)

This bar came described as 'white chocolate with a raspberry flavoured yogurt filling and rice flakes'. The aroma that emanated from the packaging was predominantly dairy based though I could detect a slight hint of raspberry.

The white chocolate that coated the bar was unsurprisingly splendid. It had a creamy dairy led taste that never verged on being overly sweet; this taste was further enhanced by the milk flavours of the yogurt filling. It did seem slightly sweeter than the outer chocolate initially, though this was kept in check by the tangy element in the aftertaste. Out of the three bars on view here this was the bar that was the weakest in terms of its fruit flavours. The raspberry was very much detectable, however unlike the others this bar didn't seem to have the fruity flavour bursts that really took hold of the taste.

Overall I did find this a very refreshing bar but it didn't quite give the same strength of flavour as the others. I found this to be a creamier version of the Ritter Sport Strawberry Yogurt which I guess some may actually prefer.

8.0 out of 10


Ritter Sport Wildberry Yogurt:

Kcal 568 Fat 35.8g Fat(sats) 22.6g Carbs 52.8g (per 100.0g)

The yogurt filling in this bar contained a whole host of different berries including blueberries, strawberries and blackberries within the milk chocolate coating. The aroma was heavily dominated by the strawberry which was notably amplified in comparison to the others.

The milk chocolate was as ever its wonderfully average self. The mild cocoa and milk flavours provided a solid base set of flavours and really let the filling do the talking here. In this bar the fruit flavours were really quite dominant and took a firm grip of the taste. The creamy flavours of the yogurt were slightly lost but the dried fruit pieces added frequent flavours bursts. The blueberries seemed to feature constantly throughout with blackberries and strawberries more evident when the fruit pieces were encountered. As with all three bars the rice pieces contributed little to the taste but added a nice crunchy element to the texture providing nice variation.

Overall out of the three I found this to be the richest of the selection. The fruit element seemed very amplified in this variant with none of the three berries getting lost in the mix. All the fruits contributed to what was a very flavoursome and satisfying taste - I really recommend this bar if your after a milk chocolate fruit flavoured yogurt bar.

8.4 out of 10


Ritter Sport Peach & Passionfruit Yogurt:

Kcal 585 Fat 39.3g Fat(sats) 24.1g Carbs 52.0g (per 100.0g)

Although I have had previous experiences with peach and chocolate this was the first time I had encountered a chocolate and passion combination. As you can see above this was another white chocolate bar that had a light coloured filling very generously portioned at its centre. Upon opening the bar I was immediately met by some very fresh smelling lemon like fruit smells.

Just as with the raspberry bar the white chocolate proved a perfect foil for the centre fruit filling. What I liked so much about this bar was the way the taste developed with each piece. The creamy taste of outer chocolate was again further enhanced by the initial milk flavours I got from the yogurt. These creamy flavours led wonderfully into the sweet peach flavours that followed as the thick melt progressed. The aftertaste was nicely influenced by the passionfruit element with some delicious tarty, zesty flavours really making for a very moreish overall taste.

Overall this was my favourite from Ritter's new summer range and it combined a pleasant white chocolate with a fantastically refreshing two toned fruit twist. Both the peach and passionfruit elements contributed to the initial cream flavours that were generated by the white chocolate and created a taste that was equally unique as it was satisfying. If you only end up buying one bar from the new variants on offer I would suggest it be this one.

8.5 out of 10
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