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Ritter Sport - coconut - downtown Toronto?

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mango_madness Sep 20, 2009 07:28 PM

Hi All,

Does anyone know where to find coconut or the rum-soaked raisins and hazelnut pieces ritter sport chocolate bars in the downtown Toronto area? I've visited a few chain grocery stores and retail outlets and have left disappointed. These two flavors aren't always available.

Thanks in advance.

  1. Sooeygun Sep 21, 2009 06:48 AM

    I noticed Pusateri's had a large selection of Ritter bars, but I didn't look to see which varieties they had. I was in the one on Bay and the display is near the Yorkville exit, past the cashiers.

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      pearlD Sep 21, 2009 07:07 AM

      I too, have been looking for the Ritters Coconut..glad you posted..I'll step up my search...

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        mango_madness Sep 21, 2009 05:33 PM

        thank's all... I visited Pusateri's two weeks ago and unfortunately they don't have it there :(...if anyone's interested Cocao Camino now has a coconut chocolate bar ... it's 65% coca dark chocolate... a bit too bitter for me but otherwise quite good

    2. sylvrgirl Sep 21, 2009 05:35 PM

      Shoppers carries a wide selection - try the one at Yonge/King or Peter/King.

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        simplepieman Sep 21, 2009 08:04 PM

        I've seen the raisin/hazelnut bars at Reither's deli on Church Street. They have a full-size Ritter Sport display with a lot of varieties. I can't say I've ever seen the coconut though, there or anywhere else.

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          Strongbad789 Sep 22, 2009 05:51 AM

          The Loblaws at Queens Quay has a good selection of the Ritter bars, and I'm pretty sure I've seen coconut (not sure about the rum-raisin).

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            itzi Sep 22, 2009 06:12 AM

            i am friendly with the importers of Ritter
            i will check and post on the board where it is available

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              lyndak Sep 22, 2009 06:37 AM

              that would be great Itzi.

              I thought I was the only one looking for Ritters coconut... I haven't seen it since last summer. Thanks for asking the question.

            2. Manybears Sep 22, 2009 11:03 AM

              They sometimes have more unusual Ritter sport flavours at the Vince's on Bloor St. W (in between Royal York and Islington). I bought white chocolate/blood orange (a Europe-only flavour AFAIK) and coconut there in the summer, but haven't been in about 3 months so I'm not sure what they've got on hand right now. I feel like coconut often goes through disappearing phases.

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                Hondapendragon Sep 25, 2009 12:41 PM

                I just checked... Vince's does not have the coconut or the rum raisin flavours.

              2. ParsleySage Sep 23, 2009 06:28 AM

                Ritter coconut is one of my faves as well. I planned on stocking up on them while I was in Europe this summer but I could not find the coconut version anywhere! It is no longer listed on the Ritter website either so I think it may be out of production or discontinued.

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                  cinnamon girl Sep 23, 2009 10:29 AM

                  Reither's on Church south of Wellesley (as mentioned by Simple pie man). I'll look for the coconut today since I'm going there. You are interested in the hazelnut pieces rather than the whole hazelnuts? I've bought the latter there ... I may have bought the rum-raisin there too. Metro (nee Dominion) in College Park used to have a large selection . . . don't know if they still do.

                  1. Rabbit Sep 23, 2009 12:16 PM

                    I just saw a stash of the coconut Ritter's in the quickie mart at the corner of Simcoe and Richmond/Nelson. It's in the base of the condo complex with the Tim Horton's.

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                      cinnamon girl Sep 23, 2009 05:22 PM

                      sorry Mango - none of those are at Reither's . . . there's a raisin and chopped hazelnut (mixed) but no rum soaked raisin . . . and the hazelnut bars are the whole nut (avail in dark and milk).

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                        pancake Sep 25, 2009 11:39 AM

                        Sobeys @ spadina/front has these bars at their checkout.

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                          mango_madness Oct 23, 2009 08:12 PM

                          Rabbit: unfortunately they didn't have them at the quickie mart .

                          I suppose both kinds have been discontinued or no longer available in Canada.

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                        itzi Oct 23, 2009 08:52 PM

                        Word from Husky importers is that The Ritter Head office in Germany wont supply Canada coconut Ritter due to the fact that the product cant be made from fresh products without using too many preservatives and they are concerned about the quality of their products. So we will not be getting Ritter coconut , along with a few other flavors . They even suggest we e mail Ritter in Germany to request these products

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                          red dragon Oct 29, 2009 08:45 AM

                          I was at a Longo's promo a few weeks ago and that's what I was told as well, the coconut was discontinued. If the product wasn't high quality, I wouldn't want to eat it either, so it's best they did discontinue it. Hopefully, they can find a way to bring an improved coconut back.

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