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at24 Oct 23, 2008 01:09 PM

Have found my new love this past weekend! Read about these chocolate bars a while back on Chowhound. I finally bought a Chocolate w/ Almond bar at Target for $1.49. It was money well spent. The chocolate was tasty and it had WHOLE almonds and plenty of them in it. Is it just me or do European chocolate bars just seem tastier? Ritter Bars rock! (Toberlorone too!)

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  1. boogiebaby RE: at24 Oct 23, 2008 01:22 PM

    I (heart) Ritter Milk chocolate with biscuit! Their chocolate so so smooth, and they pour it over a yummy biscuit/cookie -- it's so good!

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      coney with everything RE: boogiebaby Oct 24, 2008 05:09 AM

      Second that. I buy ONE whenever I make a TJ's run--otherwise I'd be snarfing them down like crazy.

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      Angela Roberta RE: at24 Oct 23, 2008 03:34 PM

      A good substitute for Lindt, whose shops no longer carry a whole-almond bar--just nasty, little hard almond bits.

      1. chowser RE: at24 Oct 23, 2008 04:01 PM

        I will always have a soft spot for the marzipan w/ dark chocolate, reminds me of grad school when the German students would bring them from home. I don't know if I love them, or love the memory.

        1. nofunlatte RE: at24 Oct 23, 2008 04:13 PM

          I have a real soft spot in my heart for Ritter Sport bars with Yogurt--love that tangy filling in between the chocolate. The hazelnut is great, too!

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            DeppityDawg RE: at24 Oct 23, 2008 04:26 PM

            I like the Knusperkeks (cornflakes). You can also get minis (2x2) in a variety pack, or individually wrapped "Schokowürfel". I've also seen GIANT bars (8x8, or 10x10, not sure, in a limited range of flavors). Check out the nice animations on their website!

            http://www.ritter-sport.com

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              phimoez RE: DeppityDawg Oct 23, 2008 04:49 PM

              I also love the Ritters with cornflakes.........................weird combo but it totally works.

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                mollyomormon RE: phimoez Oct 23, 2008 05:36 PM

                Oh god, the cornflake ones are the best. I cannot keep them around without eating the whole damn bar immediately.

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                  at24 RE: mollyomormon Oct 23, 2008 05:48 PM

                  see now I am going to have to try this one. I agree it sounds quite bizarre -cornflakes of all things. By the way, my candy bar was gone by the time I got in my car in the parking lot. I am ashamed- but I will use the excuse of being very pregnant and I did share w/ my husband. It sure was tastier than a Hersheys w/almonds.

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                JugglerDave RE: DeppityDawg Oct 29, 2008 11:55 AM

                when I was traveling on business in Germany I bought all the Ritter varieties and a bunch of other chocolates.

                in a "Milke" variety pack they had a bag of chocolate-covered cornflakes and nuts in small clusters. They were great and addictive. Sadly I couldn't find them outside of the variety packs nor anything similar back stateside.

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                HastaLaPasta RE: at24 Oct 24, 2008 02:13 PM

                I really like both the milk and dark chocolate bars with hazelnuts. And I second the person who said that the corn flake ones are great, though I don't see them often in my neck of the woods.

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                  mollyomormon RE: HastaLaPasta Oct 24, 2008 03:21 PM

                  If you're in LA, they consistently have them at Bay Cities Deli and at the gas station at the corner of 5th and Wilshire in Santa Monica. Can you tell I like them a lot ;)?

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                    phimoez RE: mollyomormon Oct 24, 2008 05:26 PM

                    I usually get mine at CVS, Cost Plus World Market (best selection) or Target. Here is a great link to find larger retail places that stock Ritter in the US.

                    http://www.rittersportfriends.com/us_...

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                      HastaLaPasta RE: mollyomormon Oct 24, 2008 07:00 PM

                      I think I've seen the cornflake ones at the Union gas station on Sawtelle & National, but don't get up that way often. IIRC, Sorrento's Italian Market in Culver City also has a big selection - I think I've even seen ones there that I don't see on Ritter's web site, but it was a long time ago so maybe those flavors were discontinued.

                  2. Snackish RE: at24 Oct 24, 2008 10:33 PM

                    The marzipan/dark chocolate one makes me have to avert my eyes to keep from buying it, because I will eat THE WHOLE THING.

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                      DeppityDawg RE: at24 Oct 25, 2008 05:31 AM

                      It's not just the chocolate and the interesting fillings. I like the square shape and the way the wrapper splits open when you break the bar in half, and the fact that there's no inner foil layer to get in the way. I am heading to Cologne next month (home of the Chocolate Museum). Maybe I'll bring an extra empty suitcase so I can stock up. They should have some special flavors for Christmas by then.

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                        aynrandgirl RE: at24 Oct 26, 2008 03:42 PM

                        Do they have Ritter bars without hazelnuts? All of their milk chocolate bars seem to have hazelnuts.

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                          nofunlatte RE: aynrandgirl Oct 26, 2008 04:35 PM

                          The ones with the cookie biscuit are milk chocolate--I think boogiebaby listed this as a favorite. Milk Chocolate with Butter Biscuit (just checked--imagine, I have half a bar LEFT!) They are yummy.

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                            dustchick RE: aynrandgirl Oct 26, 2008 09:25 PM

                            There is an unadulterated milk chocolate bar from Ritter. I believe it's the one in the light blue package.

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