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RitterSport chocolate

I'm a big fan of RitterSport chocolate bars and all the different flavors. Can I just buy them in regular supermarkt or isn't there a wide selection?

I have to bring some home as well for the family.

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I'm not a fan of Ritter chocolate but since you'll be in Berlin, why not check out KaDeWe and Galeria Kaufhof.

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Can I just buy them in regular supermarkt

Yes, it's available everywhere.

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It is in all the stores. The colours of the wrappers are the same but the writing is in German - of course. You will find all sorts of flavours and textures you haven't seen. The only way to know which will be your new favourite is to try them all, of course.

Or you could go southwest in Germany to Stuttgart and go to the factory store which has everything..... There is even a huge stack of giant Ritter Sport bars sculpture in Stuttgart Hbf.

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Yum! I loved them during the RS Germany, Switzerland, Austria tour! My favorites are the milk chocolate with whole hazelnuts or the white chocolate with the same. If you’re in the US, sometimes they are carried at the World Market stores.

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I haven't seen them much in regular US grocery stores where I live, but I see them at our local Lidl, Aldi, and European specialty stores.

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Love the rum raisin bars. I was always able to find a good selection in our supermarkets when living there. Fortunately we have a German deli near us now that we are home, so I can indulge now and then.

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Have you checked your local Walmart? I see them in there all the time for about $2.50.

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I've seen them in many grocery stores (both large chains and smaller local ones) here in Oregon and elsewhere. World Market usually has a nice variety of flavors. Even Amazon has lots of flavors - of course you have to buy them in lots of 12 bars rather than individually. There may be some unique flavors only available in Europe - I've found that's the case with lots of food items - so there's that argument for buying them there.

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Yes, everywhere in grocery stores-and you will find flavors that aren't available in the US. Also a few different sizes-this fall I saw some that were either 200 or 250 grams (vs the standard 100g bars) as well as some combination packages of mini-bars.

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Can anyone confirm that the ones sold in the US are made in Germany? They're pretty much in all the stores around here.

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Stan, the ones at World Market definitely are. I was recently looking at them in store.

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I've bought them at Wegmans and they are labeled Made in Germany.

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Can anyone confirm that the ones sold in the US are made in Germany?

All Ritter sport chocolate is made in Waldenbuch, just outside Stuttgart.

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I always load up on Ritter to bring home when I visit Germany. I see a few varieties here in grocery stores, but there are many more available in most supermarkets in Germany. My favorite is the marzipan filled.

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I’m not a fan of it either, but as others have said, that brand can be purchased in the U.S. It used to be nice to find unique candy overseas to bring back from a trip since they couldn’t be purchased in the U.S. That’s no longer the case with globalization and those unique items are harder to find, but still out there.

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Wow 16 replies. And yes, we can get Ritters here in the states but they don't taste as good. There's a Swiss shop that sells the real deal for probably double the real price in Germany so I think I will stock up on some.

And yes, I will also visit the better chocolate stores but I always like to give chocolate souvenirs to family and co-workers.

Thanks for all the tips.

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In SF RitterSport is available in lots and lots of markets, main stream , ethnic , Asian, etc. If you don't want to get it here and arriving in Berlin Hbf, go to the Rossmann or the Rewe in the station.

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You can buy Ritter bars all over the place here in Canada.

"And yes, we can get Ritters here in the states but they don't taste as good." - Do you think the bars they ship out to the USA are made with different ingredients, or made for different tastes? Maybe?

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It's been reported in other discussions, that some chocolate made for US tastes have a higher sugar content and lower fat. Thats why I wondered where the Ritter in N America comes from. Somebody do some side-by-side comparisons and report back.

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From The Guardian, 2021 :

The German chocolate manufacturer Ritter Sport is embroiled in a row with food law regulators after being told it cannot call its latest creation a chocolate bar because it contains no sugar.

The company, which has been producing chocolate at its factory near Stuttgart for more than 100 years, and has attracted something of a cult following over its frequent new ranges, has been told the new bar contravenes Germany’s strict cocoa regulations. The so-called Kakao-Verordnung deems that anything labelled as chocolate must contain cocoa mass, cocoa powder, cocoa butter and sugar.

But Ritter’s new bar, called Cacao y Nada (cocoa and nothing) is 100% cocoa, sourced from its own plantation in Nicaragua. It is sweetened with cocoa juice, which is naturally found in the pulp of the cocoa bean and increasingly recognised as a product in its own right because of a naturally sweet taste said to resemble that of lychees. It was first approved as a foodstuff by the EU almost a year ago.

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I don't normally buy Ritter Sport bars but I saw two new ones in my neighborhood grocery today and picked up one of each. I'd never seen either of them before so either they're new flavors or maybe just new to me: White Cinnamon Crisp and Caramelized Almonds. Can't wait to try them.

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I am going to the German store next week for Christmas goodies so I will have to buy a pack and one at Trader Joes and report back

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Lots of products are made for varying tastes. Heinz Ketchup or Coke are different in Germany than in the US, as it is made for German tastes, not so sweet.

Have you tried Lindt chocolate? It is my favorite. The chocolate tastes better than Ritter Sport. Especially the dark choc.

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When in Berlin, I love to stop by Ritter World just south of Unter De Linden toward Checkpoint Charlie. It’s their flagship store where you can even design your own personal Ritter bar with a crazy selection of add-ins. It takes 40 minutes for the bar to set up so have it made on the way to checkpoint Charlie and pick it up after.

They also have new flavors they are trying out. I was there at the end of September and the trial flavor was Skyr, like the Icelandic yogurt. Beware they have a quantity discount; ten bars for ten euros. My bag came back noticeably heavier.

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Thinking about this thread I picked up a hazelnut milk chocolate RitterSport last night. It was OK. Nothing special. Either it's just this flavor, or they are made differently for a (supposed) US palette.

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there are two very similar coloured bars - Honey Salted Almond (my wife's favourite of those easily available in the UK) and Salted Caramel (mine, although when in Germany I go for the high percentage cocoa flavours). Brown over golden orange for hers, all golden orange for mine.

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I have been buying them at Trader Joe's for more than 10 years. Yes, limited variety, but always there.

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I love RitterSport bars too - best selection I ever came across was at the Munich Airport duty free shop.