The Ritter Sport Noisette has been around for a few years but it's always proved extremely difficult to find. I was lucky enough to be sent a bar to review by Monster Sweets, who stock an impressive range of Ritter Sport bars, including all the newest releases, in their online store.
The description for the Noisette is fairly simple; it's a "milk chocolate with hazelnut paste", making this a gianduja based chocolate bar. I know it probably makes me sound like some kind of chocolate philistine, but when I hear the words chocolate and hazelnut in the same sentence, I instantly think of Nutella. I can't help it, that's the kind of girl I am.
The Ritter Sport Noisette has a completely smooth consistency, there are no bits in it at all; nuts or otherwise. The smoothness is emphasised by the extremely soft texture of the chocolate. This softness sets the Noisette apart from most hazelnut chocolate bars I've tried, and gives it a wonderfully silky melt in the mouth feel.
The flavour of this hazelnut chocolate is indeed very reminiscent of the aforementioned Nutella. The nuttiness is full flavoured and delightfully satisfying. The chocolate itself is notably creamy and sweet, providing a suitably indulgent base for the hazelnut. Overall, the Ritter Sport Noisette is extremely delicious, with a perfect combination of hazelnuts and chocolate that is made all the tastier by it's favourably soft texture.
Monster Sweets kindly sent me this product for an honest review but all views expressed are my own.
Grocery Gems Verdict: Ritter Sport Noisette
RATING: 8.5 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Absolutely.
Purchased: Available at Monster Sweets.