Making sure that chocolate is still chocolate.
Just like every other foodstuff, chocolate is subject to European guidelines. Since 2003, all member countries of the European Union have been allowed to replace up to 5% of the cocoa butter with certain other vegetable fats, such as palm oil, when manufacturing chocolate.
On the one hand, this saves chocolate manufacturers a lot of money, as cocoa butter is very expensive; on the other hand, some added fats have a longer shelf life, which also raises the shelf life of the chocolate.
In Germany and the EU, information about this replacement is required on packaging.
However, you will find no such information on our packaging, as we make no compromises when it comes to quality. The RITTER SPORT purity law for chocolate has always been sacrosanct to us, which is why we use only 100% pure cocoa butter for our chocolate masses.