'Tis the season...for Ritter Sport's holiday-themed chocolate bars. Since my most popular blog post of all time is my review of Ritter Sport flavors available in the U.S., I wanted to post a review of the 2017 Winter Edition flavors: Spekulatius, White Cinnamon Crisp, and Caramelised Almonds. As in my previous Ritter Sport reviews, the bars are rated as GET IT, YOUR CALL, or SKIP IT.
Spekulatius: milk chocolate filled with a cocoa-flavored milk creme with winter spices and a spiced butter biscuit. The cocoa creme layer is minimal, but the light, crisp spekulatius-inspired cookie layer provides plenty of spice and texture. With a flavor profile similar to gingerbread, this bar tastes like Christmas dipped in chocolate. GET IT.
White Cinnamon Crisp: white chocolate with cinnamon crisp and crispy rice. White chocolate is the perfect foil for this bar's nuanced cinnamon flavor, while crispy rice and crunchy cinnamon bits provide a delightful textural contrast. GET IT.
Caramelised Almonds: milk chocolate with chopped, caramelized sugar-glazed almonds. Sadly, the caramelization was undetectable, and this simply tasted like milk chocolate with some chopped almonds. While that makes for a perfectly acceptable chocolate bar, it isn't anything special either. SKIP IT.
More Ritter Sport reviews:
- Product Review: Ritter Sport Chocolate (my original post from 2015 featuring the flavors available in the U.S. at that time)
- Ritter Sport-Summer 2016 Flavors
- Ritter Sport-German Edition (post from 2017 featuring German flavors I couldn't track down in the U.S.)
- Ritter Sport Review-2017 Edition
I wasn't compensated by Ritter Sport for this or any of my other Ritter Sport reviews—I just really like their chocolate!