Monday, June 11, 2007

Ritter Sport Voll Erdnuss

A bright, sunny Sunday, coupled with a German rarity: a store open on Sunday, brought us to Waldenbuch, Germany, home of Ritter Sport chocolate.

The factory is actually there, along with a museum and a cafe. We had a lovely cappucino and an iced chocolate, then went shopping.

Last year, Ritter sold a Golden Peanut bar. Peanuts and chocolate are as rare as a store open on Sunday in Germany, so I really enjoyed this candy, and one of my goals at Ritter yesterday was to score some more of those bars. It was not to be, however, because the Golden Peanut has been replaced by "echte Kau-Boys." Echte Kau-boys is a pun. Kau is chew, only pronounced like "cow." The tag line for the new peanut bar is: With crunchy American peanuts. For real cow-boys. Har har.

But the chocolate is good, as good as any Ritter bar. And Ritter chocolate is goooood. Plenty of good milk chocolate, peanuts roasted properly, with a pleasant crunch and a nutty flavor.

Reviewed: Ritter Sport Vollnuss
Personality: Dorky "Kau-boy" peanutty satisfaction
How to enjoy: enjoy it a square at a time. One Ritter bar can last a week if you're prudent.

1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy

Where to buy:
Germany: At the Ritter Sport factory outlet, or any basic grocery store
USA: Some Ritter Sport is available at the Chocolate Apothecary, Amazon, or Belgian Chocolate Online
UK: A Quarter of

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