Review: Brombeer Joghurt from Ritter Sport

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Limited Edition Summer Chocolate Bar - Brombeer Joghurt from Ritter Sport, Germany | eatexploreetc.com

This Blackberry Yoghurt chocolate bar is a re-release of the Summer 2016 Limited Edition from Ritter Sport.

Ritter Sport amend their line-up frequently, swapping in and out three Limited Edition bars with each season. Though we’re in the middle of Spring, the Summer bars are already hitting shelves and I found all three in my local Netto. That’s Pink Grapefruit (which I won’t be picking up), Eiskakao-Creme and this Brombeer Joghurt.

Limited Edition Summer Chocolate Bar - Brombeer Joghurt from Ritter Sport, Germany | eatexploreetc.com

When it was released in 2016 I didn’t try it, so whilst it’s not a new bar, it’s new to me.  After a little Google-mangle, this is the extended description:

For all who have a berry starter on chocolate in the summer, our RITTER SPORT summer blackberry yogurt is the right choice. As the name suggests, fruity blackberry slices meet with yoghurt cream. Combined with crispy rice crisps and crispy milk chocolate, our summer resort provides a crisp and refreshing summer experience. | Ritter Sport

Limited Edition Summer Chocolate Bar - Brombeer Joghurt from Ritter Sport, Germany | eatexploreetc.com

So what was it like? Opening the packet sent a dark berry fruity aroma my way. The strong blackberry scent was a surprise, putting chocolate firmly in the back seat.

The milk chocolate casing itself seemed a little softer and more melty to the touch than I’d expected from Ritter.

Limited Edition Summer Chocolate Bar - Brombeer Joghurt from Ritter Sport, Germany | eatexploreetc.com

The filling is a Blackberry Creme (43%) with Blackberry Crisp (1.5%) and Rice Crisp (1%) pieces. It’s light and creamy in texture, with an airy crunch from the crisped rice bits. The flavour though? That’s properly punchy. As Mr. E3 said, “That’s bloody strong!”.

A real fruit tartness comes from the creamy filling, giving a fresh, tangy fruitiness to the bar. The dried blackberry crisps impart some pretty hefty flavours here, pushing the milk chocolate into the background.  As the square melts away, there’s a note of yoghurt coming through as the fruit fades, finishing with the milk chocolate.

I’m not really a massive fan of combining milk chocolate with fruit, so I’d much rather see this bar made with white chocolate. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at just how potent the blackberry flavour is. If mixing fruit with milk chocolate is your thing, I’d have a hunt for this one in stores. Of course if you’re not a fan of blackberries, I’d steer clear.

20th April, 2017
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