Friday, April 11, 2008

4. Marc de Champagne (Spring Special Edition)

Today's flavour was the Marc de Champagne from the special Spring Edition of the Ritter Sport line - only available during the spring (le duh).

I have never enjoyed any sort of liqueur in chocolate, but I was very curious to see how these master chocolate makers would translate the golden bubbly liquid of party and giggles into a block of rich rich sweetness.

Sweetness: 1.5 out of 5

It was too sweet and ended up just tasting like the "generic" taste of alcohol in chocolate. They could might as well labeled it as the rum, wine, whisky or brandy flavour, and there probably would have been no difference.

Texture: 4 out of 5

I cannot complain about the texture though: thick milk chocolate shell, velvety centre. It IS after all a Ritter Sport.

Devourability: 0.5 out of 5

This is the first Ritter Sport bar that I didn't even TRY to finish. I ate the first piece, decided to not pass judgement too quickly, and gave it a second chance. After the second piece, I pondered: "There is no way I will enjoy this. Just. Stop." My mom has always taught me not to waste food, so I gave it a THIRD try. This time, I tried nibbling on only the outer layer (yes, what a PATHETIC SIGHT I must have been), because it IS after all just pure and delicious Ritter Sport milk chocolate, right?

The TAINT of the "Marc de Champagne" had already CONTAMINATED the damn thing.


Frequency: 0 out of 5

I think the only way I would eat this flavour again is if:
- My life depended on it.
- Someone who I FEARED offered me the chocolate. I would take a square, and smile fakely as I gulped down the piece uncomfortably.
- If I were on a deserted island during New Year's, I wanted to get into a festive mood and didn't have real champagne to celebrate with.
- I ate it by mistake.
- I was tricked.

Overall: 6 out of 20

How does this even TASTE like champagne? I like champagne. It makes me happy and is always related to cheery occasions. The Marc de Champagne Ritter Sport made me unhappy and was no reason to celebrate.

Luckily it's only a Special Edition.

(damn am I BITCHY today.)


Anonymous said...

you ALCOHOLIC! drinking on the JOB!! i'm surprised you didn't take off your top in a BOOZE-FILLED MANIA and then sob about how your mom has AIDS.. again!!!

Anonymous said...

i though u thought champagne was pretentious...i've learned smth new today

annabelt (I dream in chocolate) said...

I could finish that for you if you like :)

Anna said...

I think I know who "anonymous" is. ha.

Anna said...

White grape chocolate sounds better....take the champagne out of that photo and there you have it