As you will remember, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG is a major German chocolatier and candy manufacturer. I happen to have recently received two of their Limited Edition candies for review, Raspberry Creme and Buttermilk Lemon, which means, sadly, that I wasn’t allowed to just snarf them down. These are part of a series of candies made with yogurt and flavorings and covered in chocolate.
The first is the Raspberry Creme. This one, sadly was somewhat smashed in handling, so that the appearance was not all that it should have been. But then, if you’re like me, you don’t spend a lot of time looking at chocolate candy. The flavor is certainly up to snuff, with the tartness of the raspeberry/yogurt filling offsetting the sweetness of the milk chocolate covering. The texture, as much as I could tell, is firm without being brittle. It leaves a nice aftertaste, although the flavors tend to blend so that raspberry, yogurt and chocolate no longer are identifiable.
The other candy is Buttermilk Lemon. This one gave me pause on opening — the covering is white chocolate, which is not my favorite, but given the buttermilk/lemon filling, it makes sense. Again, the tartness of the lemon offsets the sweetness of the white chocolate, and there’s a nice buttery quality to the aftertaste. The texture on this one is more firm than I had expected, which as far as I’m concerned just adds to the enjoyment.
On the whole, confirmed chocolate purist that I am, these are not something that I’d necessarily go looking for, but when your sweet tooth is getting out of hand, they’re not bad. Not bad at all.