Ritter Sport Coconut & Cornflakes

Kcal 593 Fat 41g Fat (Sat) 22g Carbs 48g (per 100g)Kcal 532 Fat 30g Fat (Sat) 18g Carbs 59g (per 100g)

Coconut and Cornflakes sound like a good combination for a single bar, but in fact to separate chocolates by Ritter Sport. First let’s take a look at the Ritter Sport Coconut, which comes in a shimmering blue wrapper that sets the scene of sunny clear skies in the Caribbean. As with most chocolate bars containing coconut, Bounty is going to be the comparison point. The two are in fact quite different from one another. While Bounty has huge coconut filling and very thin chocolate coating, Ritter Sports is the other way round; the emphasis is on the 30% milk chocolate, which comes in thick squares and allows the creaminess of the chocolate to come through. The coconut filling is smaller, but still quite substantial. The coconut crème actually has a texture more like a paste, which is probably because hazelnut paste is listed among the ingredients, and brings nuttiness to the bar. The chocolate coating is smooth, but the filling is a bit gritty because of the shredded coconut.

Presentation: 9
Aroma: 7.5
Taste: 7
Sustenance: 5
Texture: 7

Overall: 7.1

Moving onto Ritter Sport Cornflakes, I must first admit that I have never been fond of this breakfast cereal and it inevitably had a knock on effect here. The yellow wrapper, while wholly appropriate, does look a bit garish, but also makes the bar easy to spot. It has a sweet milk chocolate aroma as well as a very faint hint of sugary cereal. The sweetness translates into the taste as well, which is rather artificial. Although it is the same recipe as for the Coconut bar, cornflakes seem to completely destroy the chocolate’s flavour, but at the same time do not add any of its own; the cornflakes are so densely packed that the bar also loses the smooth creamy texture and end up just being crispy cornflakes in a weak coating of chocolate.

Presentation: 7
Aroma: 7.5
Taste: 3.5
Sustenance: 2.5
Texture: 3.5
Overall: 4.8