Monday, October 24, 2011

Lunch-bag friendly milk chocolate, portion-controlled and just right for that afternoon sweet-treat

I love finding quality milk chocolate that is packaged in a small size , just right to maintain portion control. I actually prefer to eat milk chocolate in smaller sizes (and dark chocolate in unlimited sizes)!, because the sugar content is high in milk chocolate, as is the saturated fat. Also, the sweeter the chocolate, the more my mouth waters for more. So the smaller the milk chocolate bar, the better.

Today I am tasting and comparing two chocolate bars for you milk-chocoholics out there: Green & Black's Organic Milk Chocolate in the little 35g bar and Ritter Sport's Fine Milk Chocolate in the "mini" sized 16.7g package. Both are widely available and easy to find in grocery stores, health food stores and pharmacies.

After tasting each one, I will say this:  if you like your milk chocolate to be a little on the bitter side, and full of smokey and musty flavour common to organic chocolate, then you will prefer the Green & Black's.  If you like your milk chocolate to melt in your mouth and have a creamier buttery taste, then you will like the Ritter Sport. Although be warned: the buttery flavour in the Ritter Sport is a result of the addition of butterfat. So if you prefer your chocolate ingredients to be pure and organic, then go for the Green & Black's. 

Both are a tasty treat and perfect to pack in your lunch bag for that afternoon pick-me-up on a dreary day at the office.

Read about other perfectly portioned milk chocolate and chocolate snack bars:
http://ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/need-portion-controlled-milk-chocolate.html
http://ultimatechocolateblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/camino-snack-bars-portion-controlled.html

Here are the package details from the two chocolate bars that I tasted today:

Green & Black's Milk, 34% cocoa, 35g
Green & Black's Ltd. (London, England)
www.greenandblacks.com
Ingredients: Organic raw cane sugar, organic whole milk powder (27%), organic cocoa mass, organic coca butter, soya lecithin, organic vanilla extract.

Ritter Sport Fine Milk Chocolate, 35 cocoa, 0.6oz (16.7g)
Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG (Waldenbuch, Germany)
www.ritter-sport.com
Ingredients: sugar, cocoa butter, cream, chocolate liquor, skim milk, whey (milk), lactose (milk), butterfat, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla.  May contain traces of wheat, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts and other nuts.

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