It sounds like you guys were hoping for a real ‘official’ winner….I wish that were the case to find the best ever type of chocolate. I was actually doing a comparison between the different levels of cocoa solids (the 70%, 85% and get this 99%) types. I actually really like the 85%. The more cocoa solids, the better. Haven’t tried the 99% though, just found it yesterday and at $4/bar my class gets to be the guinea pig on that one, I’ll just sample it at the same time they do.
As for my personal favorite, hands down, Ritter is also my favorite. I found out about ritter in high school on my Germany exchange, and I think Ritter alone was to blame for about 1/2 of the extra 10lb or so that I gained there. So good. (The other half was due to the pastries – I didn’t speak German but did learn how to order pastries and learn the different types, so I felt better about my lack of language skills in the pastry shop. “Die eine mit die kirche, bitte” (don’t quote me, but you’ll get something delicious with cherries 🙂
My fave Ritter of all – the biscuit one, with the cookie inside. Oh, and the cornflake one is also awesome. And the coconut one. Oh man, now I want chocolate.