Confession, I am a chocoholic. When I moved to Germany I discovered Ritter Sport chocolate and soon became completely addicted. All the flavors! The practical square shapes you can break it into! The knickpack!
What, you don't know about the knickpack?! If you're ever struggling to open your Ritter Sport in front of a German, they will not hesitate to take it from you, and with the patience of a parent showing their child how to tie their shoes properly, carefully break the top line of the Ritter Sport bar while it's still inside the wrapper, thus dividing it and opening the package in one smooth, perfectly German engineered moment of brilliance and simplicity.
Those Germans, man. Thinking of everything. They even have a name for it! Knickpack.
Obviously, I have a huge love affair with Ritter Sport. So when I heard they had a flagship store in Berlin where you can not only by all the kinds they sell but make your own (!!!!) I told Fionn we were going. WE MUST.
Fionn, who at this point knows better than to get between me and my chocolate, very graciously agreed.
The store in Berlin is called the Ritter Sport Schokowelt (Chocolate World), which is a pretty accurate name. Everywhere was chocolate.
They even had lactose free chocolate!! It's like they knew I was coming.
The coolest part was the station where you can make your own chocolate bar. It costs 3,90 euro and takes around 30-45 minutes to complete. You choose three additives and then choose between white or milk chocolate. I chose raspberry and cookies and let Fionn pick the third ingredient. His choice? Rose pepper. Hmmm...
We took a walk around while our Schokocreation got whipped up...
and then...it was time.
I can't help but break it like a knickpack even when there is no knickpack...
The verdict? Very good, though next time I would not add rose pepper (ahem, Fionn...). Still it was amazing cause Ritter Sport always is, and it was awesome seeing all my favorite chocolate in one place.
If you want to visit Ritter Sport's Schokowelt in Berlin, you can find it on Französische Straße 24, near the U-Bahn station Französische Straße.
So...are you craving Ritter Sport now? :)