WildSnow Weekend — Chocolates Made for Pockets

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | January 4, 2015      
Ritter Sport land.

Ritter Sport land.

WildSnow has arrived back in Europe, the land famous for skiing and chocolates. It’s been raining here in Austria so no ski touring yet, but that gives us time to buy chocolate. One of our favorites is Ritter, perhaps the original sports bar. Back in the 1930’s Ritter shaped their chocolate bar into a square so it could fit in the pocket of sport jackets without breaking. We’ve tested them extensively in every outfit made for the backcountry and affirm that the design is flawless.

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13 Responses to “WildSnow Weekend — Chocolates Made for Pockets”

  1. Michel January 4th, 2015 12:48 pm

    I’ve never seen such a big display of these! The Ritter Sport milk chocolate bars with whole hazelnuts got me through college back in the 1970s. Now I favor the dark chocolate with whole hazelnuts. They also make great stocking stuffers. And there’s one sitting right in front of me on my desk right now!

    Thanks for the interesting history — I’ve always wondered why the word Sport is in the name.

  2. VT skier January 4th, 2015 3:11 pm

    The Milka (to the left in this picture) or the Lindt are my favorites..

  3. Joe John January 4th, 2015 3:28 pm

    My vote for the #1 chocolate bar is the Swiss Bernerschoggi, perfected in Mountain use by the Swiss army.

  4. Scott Diamond January 4th, 2015 4:18 pm

    Exactly the kind of in-depth critical analysis I’ve come to expect from Wildsnow! I’ll be sure to follow this advice. Thanks guys!

  5. cv January 4th, 2015 7:14 pm

    Viel spass in Europe Lou, dollar starting to go a little further over there too.

  6. Greg Louie January 4th, 2015 7:15 pm

    Agree that the Ritter Dark with whole hazelnuts is close to perfection, but I’m a quiver guy when it comes to chocolate. If it isn’t going in my pocket, Lindt gets the nod with almost every flavor they make. Check out the Crème Brûlée and the Les Grands, with whole hazelnuts and toffee. Some of my favorites seem to be out of production, like the 58% “Cuba” bar (maybe Obama missed those too and they’ll be back soon) and the old dark Chili bar with liquid filling.

  7. Bar Barrique January 4th, 2015 8:41 pm

    I love Euro chocolate but as the weather gets colder, I have to pack the milk chocolate instead of the dark. It’s pretty hard to get the dark stuff to melt in your mouth at minus 20.
    Sorry to hear that the weather is not cooperating in Austria.

  8. Sedgesprite January 4th, 2015 9:04 pm

    Lemon Pepper!

  9. Mark Worley January 4th, 2015 9:32 pm

    Ritters are nice. Like to get a lot of calories in a small space!

  10. :) January 5th, 2015 12:22 am

    Ritter chocolate is good…
    but you should try The RITTER SPORT RUM (my personal favorite).
    Search the store for something like this: http://www.saymo.de/images/produkte/i32/32145.jpg

  11. Lisa Dawson January 5th, 2015 4:58 am

    Thanks for the recommendations. Guess That Schoggi may take priority over Guess That Pastry on this trip.

  12. Pieter January 5th, 2015 6:45 am

    more recommendations to come…

    the Ritter with the red wrapper (dark chocolat with marzipan filling) or the Lindt (milk chocolat with salted caramel…)

    enjoy Europe and I’m looking forward to your observations 🙂



  13. Erik Erikson January 7th, 2015 9:21 am

    Here in Austria Ritter Sport is known to be the most crispy chocolate while Milka beeing the most creamy.. Or at least thats what the two brands emphasize in their advertisments.
    Taking the risk of getting bashed here: I still prefer a snickers-bar to both of them 😉

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