How do you like the treadmill photo, kind of like an oxymoron, at least I think so. A chocolate bar sitting on a treadmill, do they go together, probably not if you are serious about losing weight but who is counting. Yes, you can have the best of both worlds by purchasing a chocolate bar with at least 75% cacao, that is the minimum amount to obtain the full health benefits. This is when chocolate turns into one hefty super food with heart healthy benefits, cholesterol and blood pressure lowering advantages, brain booster factors, faster muscle recovery from exercise, and the list goes on and on. I use my treadmill all the time and yes, on occasion, I am guilty to have paused my workouts in order to delve into a piece of chocolate, dark, milk or white, who cares. I need a chocolate fix as I am a chocolate addict. Yes, there you have it officially. I finally admitted it. He he he!!! Off to the review now! Overall, this is a very delicious chocolate, and the added marzipan is just delightful. My fiancé loves marzipan, and I am not stating that lightly. He is from Switzerland therefore, whenever we are travel abroad, he tends to purchase 100% pure marzipan from the supermarket, and just eats it in one go, regardless of the amount. The problem is finding a good quality marzipan in North America. It just does not exist. Most of them are filled with sugar, and all sorts of ingredients that you would not want to look at let alone ingest. As for the essence of the marzipan bar, at first bite, I can initially taste the dark chocolate but once it melts, I am left with this wonderful almond essence and nutty texture. There is nothing harsh or tart, just a nice and mellow zest. On the downside, the sugar factor is overwhelming as I think that there is definitely too much. It is super sweet. The ingredients are good to some extent. There is 44% marzipan filling and 16% almonds, awesome but there are a few other items added that must definitely be questioned. Invert Sugar – a mixture of glucose and fructose. This is possible by splitting the sucrose into these two components. The reason for its use: it is much sweeter than regular sugar, excellent at retaining moisture, and is less prone to crystallization. That is a double plus for bakers although not health addicts. Invert sugar is very similar to high-fructose corn syrup, and you all know how I feel about corn syrup or hydrogenated c__p. Disguising and rubbish!!! However, that is the only ingredient that really concerns me. There is also the invertase in the ingredient list but that falls within the same guidelines as the invert sugar. All of this information is available on Wikipedia for anyone out there who is interested. Besides this negative aspect, my overall impression of the Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate with Marzipan is fairly positive. It pairs well with a Lemon Iced Tea without the sugar for a refreshing summer treat.
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate with Marzipan Filling (44%), Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Almonds (16%), Cocoa Butter, Invert Sugar, Syrup, Water, Soy Lecithin, Flavour (Natural), Invertase
Chocolisciously Delightful Rating: 4.1 / 5.0
Affordable but still Savory
This blog page is dedicated to inexpensive chocolates that are continuously, to this day, enjoyed daily by many chocolate lovers out there. I still happily delve my taste buds into a good old-fashioned, so tasty, and yet simple Mr. Goodbar. To top it off, the cost allows for a much "Sweeter" satisfaction on your fuller wallet!