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Ritter Sport Cappuccino (Germany)

Posted in candy, food, Tom with tags , , on April 29, 2008 by criticalreviews

So my adventures into European candy continues. After the last two being totally disappointing I figured I would go with a company that I tend to trust, Ritter Sport. I haven’t had too many candies by these people but the one or two others that I have tried are tastie, and the Cappuccino bar turned out to be the same.

So the Ritter Sport Bars are all square with smaller squares carved out within the bar (think of how Hershey’s bars are, but with squares). I have had the RS with Corn Flakes before, and didn’t really know what to expect with the cappuccino. The corn flakes are easy, they are just dispersed through out the bar as a peanut or almond would be, but the cappuccino was much different. While the bar is divided into smaller squares, each is not filled with cappuccino flavor, rather the cappuccino is is a full layer throughout the bar.

When you break the bar, the pieces don’t break clean…rather the milk chocolate breaks in chards around the cappuccino filling. The bar itself is extremely creamy, and while not 100% natural (some artificial flavors…which I guess is my only complaint about the bar), still very convincing with the coffee flavor (some can taste fake, but this one does a pretty good job pulling off real coffee). I guess the closest thing that I can think of that this bar reminds me of is Ben and Jerry’s Coffee ice cream. While it is a candy bar it possesses the creaminess of the ice cream. The flavor is extremely intense, and I find that I can only handle one or two of the small squares at a time, but they leave me very satisfied.

(Photos from Chocablog)


Yorkie Chocolate Bar (Nestlé Candy Company)

Posted in candy, food, Tom with tags , , , , on April 4, 2008 by criticalreviews

So my interest in European candy got me to pick up another, and my I say disappointing, candy bar. This time it was the Yorkie “It’s not for girls” bar made by Nestlé (which was originally made by Rowntree’s of York). I picked it up at the checkout at Fairway Market in Harlem (only 99 cents).

So first off I wanted to know why it wasn’t for girls…the package says it is chunky milk chocolate…ok sounds good. So the candy bar itself is divided up into five chunks of chocolate. I broke one off and took a bite. While it was a thick milk chocolate bar, that was all it was…no chunks of anything anywhere to be found (KLK thought it was awful, and said that the boys could keep it). Milk chocolate is great, but this really wasn’t special…maybe even a little cheap tasting(well it was cheap so what could I expect). I guess the chunk they are referring to is the size of the chocolate itself. Sad.

So after getting this solid chocolate bar with an aggressive (and chauvinistic) slogan I had to do research into why it said “It’s not for girls!” I found out that this was, and still is, a lame English marketing scheme (one that would never work in the US). The idea behind it was that that a thicker more man-ly bar would appeal to men (truckers, construction workers, football fans, ect), compared to the thinner bars like Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Bars. What does a lame marketing gimmick and a bad candy bar produce….you guessed it a lame TV commercial: