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Absurd regulation? The new Ritter Sport variety must not be called chocolate - "This is the new reality"


A new type of Ritter-Sport cannot be called chocolate - and is therefore now under a completely different name on the supermarket shelves.

A new type of Ritter-Sport cannot be called chocolate - and is therefore now under a completely different name on the supermarket shelves.

  • A new Ritter Sport variety is currently causing a stir.

  • The “Cacao y Nada” variety cannot officially be called chocolate.

  • The reason for this is a missing ingredient - and the provisions of the German Cocoa Ordinance.

Munich - white chocolate, dark chocolate, nuts - or is it the classic whole milk?

As for


, tastes are definitely different.

It gets strange, however, when the favorite


is not allowed to be called


” - as is currently the case with a

new product from the Ritter Sport brand


Specifically, it is about the

variety "Cacao y Nada"

- translated it means something like "cocoa and nothing".

Ritter Sport: The new variety must not be called chocolate - sweetness comes from special fruit



lies in this “nothing”


Since the

square chocolate bar


one hundred percent of cocoa

is and is

not a sugar

is included, it may not as


are called.

Because in order to be considered "real" chocolate, the product must be made from

ingredients such as cocoa mass, cocoa powder, cocoa butter and sugar

- this is what the German cocoa regulation says.

This legal regulation - also


- regulates


and the

labeling of cocoa and chocolate

products in Germany


Since the

Ritter Sport variety “Cacao y Nada”

now works without sugar, according to the regulations, it has to be denied the name “Chocolate”.

The product is



cocoa juice


According to

Ritter Sport

This is also based on the idea of




chocolate making

only normally

cocoa bean


For the new variety, however, the pulp of the

cocoa pod will also be

used to filter the juice from it.

The product has already been approved as a food in the EU for a year - but only under the label “

cocoa pod


Chocolate dispute in the video: Ritter Sport already caused a stir for another reason

Ritter Sport: Fuss about a new variety that cannot be called chocolate - "This is the new reality"

Ritter Sport boss Andreas Ronken

finds the regulation absurd.

“Our food law has to keep pace with innovations of this kind.

If sausage can be made from peas,

chocolate doesn't need sugar either


Wake up!

This is the new reality, ”quotes the




Federation of German Consumer Organizations (vzbv) also 

took a position.

There you see things differently.

“On the one hand, manufacturers have to adhere to the applicable food law.

On the other hand, the term



confuse or deceive some consumers because they





We are therefore always in favor of products being declared with maximum clarity for the


”, according to the headquarters, according to the



But regardless of whether it is

chocolate or “cocoa fruit bar”

- in the end, many consumers are less concerned with the name than with the taste.

If this



“Cacao y Nada”

on the shelves of Lidl, Kaufland, Edeka or other supermarkets, you will hardly be


by the missing “







Product name fuss: Consumers react to name changes

Some time ago consumers reacted ambiguously to the renaming of "Knorr Zigeneuersoße".

When the name "Zigeneuerschnitzel" was about to disappear, a host resisted.

After accusations of racism, a biscuit company also thought about changing a product name - there was a shit storm for the well-known manufacturer on the Internet.

Source: merkur

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