The Ritter Sport brand stands for modern, high-quality, innovative chocolate. The distinctive square tablet available today was first launched in 1932 when Alfred and Clara Ritter of Stuttgart, Germany created a chocolate bar that could fit into a jacket pocket without breaking. The idea quickly caught on among football fans who would typically buy chocolate outside sport stadiums on weekends. The small family company has grown exponentially since the Ritter couple started it back in 1912. The same commitment to quality the Ritters poured into their chocolate creations over a hundred years ago prevails today. But taste and quality go hand in hand. Excellent taste requires consistently high-quality raw materials and processing methods, all of which are foundational to Ritter Sport’s success. Cocoa is integral to the quality and taste of Ritter Sport chocolate. Premium cocoa beans sustainably grown in different regions of the world contribute to the different tastes of their chocolate. The iconic squares enjoyed by consumers are made from cocoa beans grown in Peru, Nicaragua and Ghana. Ritter Sport has their own cocoa plant committed to fair trade and support of local community. Some beans have a strong, nutty flavour; some are more fruity and spicy; and others have a mild, more gentle taste. The result is as it should be — quality squared.