Ritter Sport Debuts Its First Vegan-Certified Bars

The company developed new, vegan-certified flavors to feed a growing vegan German population.

German confectionary company Ritter Sport released its first two fully vegan chocolate bars. The new vegan-certified flavors—one made with quinoa and the other with amaranth—contain Nicaraguan cocoa and replace dairy with hazelnut cream. “The ‘normal’ supermarket chains now also have organic and vegan products, and not just in a corner,” Ritter press representative Thomas Seeger said, adding that vegan products in Germany are now placed “side-by-side with the normal ones." The new chocolate bars are only available in Germany, and the company plans to develop at least two more flavors in the near future. The growth of veganism in Germany is undeniable, so much so that it poses a threat to the meat and dairy industries—as evidenced by agriculture minister Christian Schmidt’s recent attempt to diminish competition to the animal agriculture industry by proposing to ban vegetarian meat alternatives from using the term “meat” on their labels. Ritter Sport currently offers several “accidentally” vegan options that are not labeled as such, because they are produced on the same equipment as products that contain milk.

More News

Vegan Girl Scout Thin Mint Chickpea Snacks Debut in June

Biena Snacks partnered with female-empowerment organization to create its iconic cookie flavor in chickpea-snack form—which can also be eaten frozen.
Read More »

Vegan Tacos Win Food Battle Against Fish Tacos

Taqueria La Venganza obliterated Ricky's Fish Tacos in LA's Taco Madness competition.
Read More »

Postmates Ends Deliveries of Foie Gras

The delivery service will no longer honor orders that contain the cruel product made by force-feeding ducks.
Read More »

New Vegan Market Opens in South Florida

Vegan Fine Foods offers a range of plant-based products with a 100-percent vegan guarantee.
Read More »

Beyond Sausage Debuts at All Whole Foods Nationwide

Beyond Meat's newest product, pork-free sausages, is now available in the meat section at Whole Foods Markets.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »