Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Ritter Sport - Dark Milk Chocolate 55% Cacao (bar) - Jan. 26, 2022

Chocolate of the Day

Ritter Sport
Cacao Selection Dark Milk Chocolate 55% Cacao (bar)
Good ++
Weight: 1.16 oz. (32 g.) / 3.5 oz. (100 g.) in total bar
Calories: 190 calories in 8 pieces (32 g.) of bar
Cost: $4.99 (estimate) for 1 bar
Purchased from: Missing information

Welcome to Day #1 of Chocolate and Ghana Theme Week. Ghana is one of the largest cacao producers. This West African nation exported an estimated 900,000 tonnes of cocoa in the 2020/2021 season.*

Today's Ritter Sport Cacao Selection Dark Milk Chocolate 55% Cacao (bar) from Alfred Ritter GmbH and Co. KG (Waldenbuch, Germany) was made with cocoa mass from Ghana.

Like all square-shaped Ritter bars, this chocolate was easily divisible (easy to break) into tinier squares for eating or sharing with others.

Aroma notes for this chocolate included chocolate mousse, faint diffuse fruit (berry, sweet banana, citrus, tropical fruit), and fleeting, faint, balanced tannic earth (that dissipated rapidly after the package had been opened for a minute or two)

The 55% dark milk chocolate had a smooth, uniform melt and texture. A judicious amount of milk yielded some creaminess, soothed any possible unruly earth notes, and added a hint of caramel; but it was not so much milk that it obscured the cacao notes. (Thank you.)

This chocolate had a sweet dark chocolate flavor--true chocolate (faint chocolate mousse cake, faint brownie), subtle dark caramel, a barely there, diffuse fruit note, and a very faint, balanced tannic forest earth note that kicked in about half-way through with another small uptick in the finish.

Ingredients: Chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, milk. 

Allergen-related information: "May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and egg."

*This according to Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), as reported by Confectionery News.

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