In 1912, Alfred Ritter and newly wedded wife, Clara, founded a chocolate factory in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. Later it introduced its own brand of chocolate named "Alrika (Alfred Ritter Cannstatt)." When production needs required a factory expansion, the company moved to Waldenbuch in 1930, a couple of miles outside Stuttgart. The chocolate brand Ritter's Sport Schokolade produced as the square tablet known today was launched in 1932 after Clara suggested creating a chocolate bar that would fit into every jacket pocket without breaking. The company's current 3rd generation owners are Alfred T. Ritter and his sister Marli Hoppe-Ritter. In 1990 they launched project(s) "Cacaonica", which supports organic cocoa agriculture and reforestation in Nicaragua and "Ritter Solar" now the European market leader of solar thermal products and Large solar thermal systems. The Ritter company owns a CHP power plant and buys additional electricity from renewable resources. The monomaterial chocolate packaging is designed to minimize its ecological footprint. On the whole, their products are neither certified organic nor certified fair trade. However, in April 2008 they launched an organic product line called "Ritter Sport Bio". The Ritter museum is a »Hommage to the square« - to describe the Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter. The collection consists of nearly 600 paintings, objects, sculptures and graphic works, a breadth of painterly and sculptural confrontation with the square form used as the design for the Ritter chocolate. Ritter's factory is located in Waldenbuch, outside Stuttgart. They have a shop and museum there as well that is open to visitors.
Ritter Sport Bars, Milk Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 10). Crunchy roasted hazelnuts in milk chocolate make RITTER SPORT Whole Hazelnuts the absolute favourite in our range. Is it the extra-high quality standards we set for our nuts? Or simply that they hit the spot for anyone with real bite?
Ritter Sport Bars, Dark Chocolate with Halbbitter is A rich bitter-sweet chocolate at its delectable best. This bar will make a great treat for the Dark Chocolate lover in your family or circle of friends. Scored into perfect squares for easy breakage into mouth-watering, bite-size pieces.
Ritter Sport Bars, Dark Chocolate with Nugat.Even with chocolate, it's what's on the inside that counts. This bar's main attraction is its creamy premium praline filling. Lots of hazelnuts, roasted golden-brown and finely ground, give it an intense, nutty taste. The result: love at first bite.
Ritter SPORT Mini- 9 piece box. Grab the little rascals! In the case of RITTER SPORT MINI Chocolate Mix, that's a kind-hearted offer: there's something for everyone in the pack. Hazelnuts, Marzipan, Praline, Cornflakes, Yoghurt, Milk Chocolate and Butter Biscuit always guarantee they cause a stir.
Ritter Sport Corn Crisp. With plenty of crispy cornflakes in our rich milk chocolate made with cream, RITTER SPORT Cornflakes is something like a round-the-clock breakfast bar. Of course the flakes are selected according to particularly strict quality requirements. After all, breakfast is the first meal of the day. And thanks to our 250 g bar, you can now look forward to a bigger breakfast.
Ritter Sport Dark Whole Hazelnut. In case anyone is still in the dark about the secret behind this chocolate bar, it is the many hazelnuts you can already see outlined in the firm dark chocolate: hand-picked and roast to a golden brown. But why not try it for yourself and see whether it puts all other varieties in the shade.
Ritter Sport Fine Extra Dark Chocolate. With a cocoa content of 73%, our Fine Extra Dark Chocolate bar outdoes the other chocolates in our range. The same is true of the number of pieces: its 36 extra-fine pieces allow the subtly bitter notes of the premium Arriba cocoa from Ecuador to unfold even better. For true cocoa-lovers, the Fine Extra Dark Chocolate bar is first choice.
Ritter Sport Fine Milk Chocolate. It goes without saying that this chocolate bar comes from a good family, but the "Fine” comes from the high content of premium Arriba cocoa from Ecuador. That means an intense chocolaty taste and a strong milky flavour. All too easy to forget your good manners and finish it off all on your own.