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Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar Review

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Ritter Sport is famous for its square shape, and in fact recently won a legal battle against Milka to protect its iconic shape.

I found myself searching high and low for Lidl's Way To Go! fully traceable chocolate bar, and while looking, this bold yellow square jumped off the shelf into my trolley, squealing "review me" as it fell. Who am I to argue with talking chocolate?!

Anyhoo, it's breakfast time, and the moment to see what it's like, and see how it compares to my fond childhood memories of tasty chocolate cornflake cakes in paper cases.


Packaging

It's difficult not to spot Ritter Sport's Cornflake Milk Chocolate bar on the shelf, thanks to it's distinctive bold yellow plastic wrapper. The Ritter Sport logo sits in the middle next to images of a bowl of cornflakes and a couple of cubes of the cornflake-studded chocolate.

Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar Review
The bright yellow packaging certainly stands out on the shelf

The ingredients and nutritional information are crammed onto the reverse of the packaging, in English, German, Czech, and Danish. There's also an address for an importer in the Philippines, suggesting this bar is shipped far and wide in the world.

Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar ingredients:
Sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, corn (11 %), whole milk powder, lactose, skimmed milk powder, butterfat, emulsifier (soya lecithins), salt, barley malt extract. Cocoa solids: 30% minimum; milk solids: 18% minimum.

50% of this bar is made up of sugars. It carries a statement that advises this bar may contain traces of peanuts, nuts, and egg.


Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar Review

Peel back the bright yellow packaging to reveal the chocolate bar. You're greeted by a waft of creamy, buttery notes. There's no discernable cornflake fragrance but then cornflakes don't really smell of much, do they? As cereals go, they're pretty bland.

Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar
Ritter Sport's trademark square bar

The square block of Ritter Sport chocolate is formed into 16 square segments, each imprinted with the Ritter Sport logo. The bar has a matt sheen to the base and sides, but the logo glistens brightly.

Beneath the smooth exterior on the face of the bar, the rear is a patchwork of lumps and bumps thanks to a generous helping of cornflake bits in the recipe.

Clear snaps breaks the bar along the grooves into 16 pieces. Each piece is still quite a mouthful so prepare to look like a squirrel gathering nuts for the winter with bulging cheeks.

Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar Pieces
Plenty of cornflake pieces in this chocolate bar

The taste of chocolate never really arrives. A sweet, creamy, buttery flavour dominates as the chocolate melts but doesn't have much of a personality. The crunch of the cornflakes follows, and this is a pleasant distraction, but doesn't really impart any extra flavour. Then it all vanishes in an instant, leaving a very faint chocolate flavour and bits of cornflake stuck in your teeth. It's at this point you get fleeting glimpses of the cornflake flavour.

Overall, this one's pretty disappointing. The chocolate doesn't have much of a personality and when partnered with one of the dullest breakfast cereals known to man, it's just average. I certainly can't kick how much cornflake pieces they've crammed in to try and let the flavours come through but in this particular bar, it's still not enough. Perhaps a richer dark chocolate would give this bar a bit more zip?

Ritter Sport Cornflake Milk Chocolate Bar Review

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A pretty disappointing chocolate bar, with not much in the way of flavour from either the chocolate or the plentiful cornflakes. This is definitely a bar for eating on movie night, but isn't one I'd rush to buy again.

Packaging
Appearance
Ingredients
Taste
Creativity
Score: 3

Where to Buy Online

A range of Ritter Sport chocolate is available on Amazon here°, mostly in multipacks. Bars are also available at German Deli (around £2 each). If you're shopping in-store, try Lidl or Wilko.

If you're planning your travels to Germany and are visiting either Waldenbuch (south of Stuttgart) or Berlin, there are Ritter Sport museums, exhibitions, and workshops to enjoy. Just like Café Niederegger, it's another must-visit German attraction for chocolate lovers and avid foodies heading to the country.

Cornflakes in square chocolate or just as they are for breakfast - what's your preference? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Disclosure: I purchased a 100g bar of Ritter Sport Cornflakes from Lidl for £1. I was not asked for a review. My opinions are my own.

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