So I was in the local supermarket picking up some groceries and grabbed a bit of self-indulgence… Ritter Sport (imported biscuit chocolate bar). For those of you who haven’t tried it, you simply HAVE TO GET ONE!!! They are the bomb-dizzle shatizzle!!!
As delicious as they might be… While standing in line waiting for the miserable (slow as molasses) cashier to finish checking out the (ready to snap) customer in front of me, I started pondering the name. I was thinking to myself “what the fuck is so sporty about a chocolate bar?”. Then I thought “perhaps if I find out what Ritter means, it will make more sense…”.
Yeah… NOT SO MUCH!!!! It just made me even more confused… Ritter means “a knight”. So this Chocolate bar is essentially named Knight Sport. I know the Germans haven’t always made sense… but come on, this is just whack!
I had to then seek the assistance of the company website because I wondered if perhaps they explained the rationale behind their brand name on the website… It did explain the Ritter part. Apparantly the Ritter’s are a family that has been around since 1912, but what the fuck about the sport part? So maybe it’s not as bad as Knight Sport, but it still doesn’t make any fucking sense… It’s like having a chocolate bar with your last name and then “SPORT” at the end of it.
This reminds me of the Nutella commercial where the kid is playing soccer and runs up to grab a slice of bread slathered in chocolate spread. The commercial goes on to say that Nutella is actually a source of essential nutrients. It’s laughable really.