Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Ritter Sport Weisse Cocos

Product name: Ritter Sport Weisse Cocos
Purchase details:
£1.55 for a 100g bar (monstersweets.co.uk)
139 per four square portion (554 per bar)
Country of origin:

Well, this is a sad review for me, since it marks the end of my Ritter Sport chocolate stash, as well as my first Monster Sweets order. Thankfully, though, my experience has ended very happily with Ritter Sport Weisse Cocos.

I adore white chocolate, and despite my recent bad experience with Vita Coco, I maintain that I also love coconut. What better, then, than a ‘white coconut’ chocolate bar?

I initially thought this product would simply be a block of white chocolate with artificial coconut flavouring mixed in there somewhere, but Ritter Sport's website soon taught me that the chocolate actually contained ‘delicate coconut flakes’ as well as flakes of rice.

The white chocolate itself was described as ‘creamy whipped cocoa butter with a strong milk and vanilla flavour’ and it was certainly a deep cream in colour. Divided into 16 squares, the rice flakes were visible throughout the bar, and were particularly noticeable on the base, which, I thought, resembled a differently-proportioned Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Squares bar.

The bar snapped softly, suggesting there was more filling than chocolate, and I was surprised to see that the inside almost looked aerated, although this turned out to be an illusion caused by the abundant and beautifully-smelling coconut flakes. (I would have awarded full marks for this divine aroma if it weren’t for the fact it could only be fully enjoyed when held right next to the nose!)

As promised, the chocolate itself was deliciously creamy with hints of vanilla (and not sickly!), but it was the coconut flakes that really made this bar what it was. The coconut was effectively the desiccated kind that is often used in baking, and it was evenly distributed throughout the bar, creating a bitty texture. Combined with the rice pieces for added crisp, this chocolate felt more like a white chocolate tray bake than a slab of chocolate. That’s not to say that the chocolate itself didn’t melt – it did, although this took place around the rough coconut. It really was fantastic.

I can’t actually put it into words just how much I enjoyed Ritter Sport Weisse Cocos. I usually like to take my time and savour my evening snacks as I see them as rewards for being good the rest of the day, but this bar didn’t last long at all. If you like white chocolate, you’ll like this. If you like coconut, you’ll like this. If you like them both? You just have to try it! 

Appearance: 8.5/10
Overall score:


  1. I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this bar too. I didn't think the crispy rice pieces would add much but the whole thing just tastes fantastic. Mine didn't last long either! :)

  2. I am a huge coconut fan and this bar is awesome. I agree with you on Vita Coco: one of the most revolting things I have ever tasted!


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