Ritter Sport have released a Winter Edition collection for the Christmas season 2012. The Ritter Sport Coconut Macaroon is a combination of freshly baked coconut macaroons with milk chocolate and crispy rice flakes.
The chocolate has the distinctive squared shape of the rest of the Ritter Sport range and comes in a the same 100g format. It's a very decently sized bar which is very appealing.
The milk chocolate covering on this chocolate is just delicious. It has a lovely smooth taste with real depth of cocoa flavour. On their website, Ritter Sport describe the chocolate used for this bar, as a finely blended mixture of cocoa from West Africa, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar. The chocolate flavour manages to hold it's own against the rich taste of the filling.
In the photo above I've cut the chocolate across the middle of the pieces, rather than on the natural break, so that you can really see the filling. The "milk creme" base is very sweet and smooth with a very subtle vanilla flavour. This is mostly overshadowed by the intense coconut flavour of within the macaroon pieces. There is also a baked biscuity flavour which is completely delicious and stops this from being a purely coconut bar.
There is also the ubiquitous "crisped rice" ingredient in this chocolate bar. I think every Ritter chocolate I have tried recently has contained crisped rice! Actually it does add a nice crunchy texture to the whole chocolate which I think benefits the texture.
The flavours in this bar are very good. It's a very sweet chocolate bar but I enjoyed the unique flavour combination of chocolate with coconut biscuit. If you manage to find the Ritter Sport Coconut Macaroon in the UK then it is certainly worth a try. I can't wait to try more from this range!
The other Winter Editions by Ritter Sport are Dark Praline Creme and Caramelised Almonds.
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What do you think of the Ritter Sport Winter Editions range?