Nutritional values

Energy (calorific value)

Mental arithmetic for foodies.

The term “energy” or “calorific value” shows how much energy the human body can gain from a foodstuff. Your energy requirements depend very much on your age, sex, weight and how much physical activity you get. Energy is measured in kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories (kcal). 

Fat is the biggest and most important source of energy. Nutritional value tables list the calorific value of the main ingredients of foodstuffs. These are:


Carbohydrates (except polyvalent alcohols) 17 kJ/g 4 kcal/g

Polyvalent alcohols

10 kJ/g 2,4 kcal/g
Protein 17 kJ/g 4 kcal/g
Fat 37 kJ/g 9kcal/g
Ethyl alcohol  29 kJ/g 7 kcal/g
Organc acids  13 kJ/g 3 kcal/g
Fiber 8 kJ/g 2 kcal/g


Chocolate has a high calorific value and should thus be consumed in moderation. The exact nutritional values of each RITTER SPORT chocolate variety can be found on every pack, and online in the product profiles for each variety.

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