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The Colorful Chocolate World of Ritter Sport, Berlin – Take the Kids!

The Colorful Chocolate World of Ritter Sport in Berlin is a great place for kids because everyone can design their own chocolate bar. Plan on making Ritter Sport Berlin part of your itinerary!

The Colorful Chocolate World of Ritter Sport in Berlin is the perfect place to take the kids, especially if you get caught in the rain. Each person gets to pick their own ingredients and make a custom-made chocolate bar.  It’s a great stop during your weekend in Berlin.

In this article, you’ll learn:

At the Creation factory, you can make your own Ritter Sport Chocolate bar.

Kids, and adults, everybody loves chocolate! Making my own chocolate bar was really fun, trying to come up with the flavors. It’s a great thing to do in winter, too. So, if you’re in Berlin doing Christmas markets, or visiting all the historical sights (like the Reichstag), make sure to take a sweet break at Rittersport Berlin.

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Ritter Sport Berlin – Pay First

There is plenty to do in the outlet store, especially if you plan to spend spring in Germany. However, first, you’ll want to design your chocolate bar, because it takes 30 minutes or so to set before you can pick it up.

As many German activities are, there is a strict order to adhere to while you are dabbling in chocolate bar Berlin design.  You have to pay first at this make your own chocolate bar store!

Larger than life Ritter Sports bars.

On the far side of the bar, in the Ritter Sport museum Berlin, is where the women construct your chocolate bar there is a cash register.  

When you pay, you will receive a white card for each bar you want to design which you will take to the counter and hand to the candy maker. (You can also order custom large bars here, but those take longer than 30 minutes, so you might want to call them to order it.)

Ritter Sport Berlin – The Chocolate Making Process

One of the women will proceed in the following steps as you design your own chocolate bar:

Choosing ingredients to put inside your Ritter Sport Berlin chocolate bar.

1.  She asks you what you would like in your candy bar.  There are about 20 choices and some are more expensive than others.  One thing you can only get in a custom bar was golden stars.  Um Hell yeah I want gold stars!

Ritter Sport Custon Chocolate and putting your ingredients in a bowl.

2.  After your choices are made and your little white card is filled out, she starts to make your bars with you just watching in anticipation.  She collects your three ingredients and puts them in a bowl.  Along with my stars, I chose candied almonds and chili flakes.

Liquid chocolate being poured into a bowl.

3.  She takes this to the chocolate fountain and pours gooey melted chocolate all over the ingredients; I chose milk chocolate but you could have had dark as well.

Mixing your special ingredients into the rich chocolate.

4.  She stirs vigorously all the ingredients and the chocolate together.  (I’m sure she’s got some serious muscles from doing this all day long.  I didn’t challenge her to arm wrestle!)

Vigorously stirring the Ritter Sport Chocolate in Berlin.

5.  The mixture is then spread into the bar mold.  It has those iconic deep trapezoidal holes that have made Ritter Sport famous.

Putting special ingredients on top of your chocolate.

6. This step is only needed if like me you chose gold stars or sprinkles.  These two ingredients are so special they don’t stir them into the chocolate, they put them on after so that you can see them well.

A woman molding the chocolate.

7.  The the candy maker bangs and bangs the mold to rid the chocolate of bubbles, puts your white card in the slot and sticks them in the refrigerator for the obligatory 30 minutes.

A women packaging chooclate bars at the make your won chocolate bar store.

8. And when it’s finished, you go to the end of the counter to pick it up.  A helper will find your white cards and your specially designed bars, put them in a colorful Ritter Sport box and off you go.

This is the perfect chocolate to use in a Texas Trash Pie, or if you’re cheeky just make your own chocolate bar highlighting some of the flavors, like coconut, pecans, and pretzels.

Other Things to do in This Make Your Own Chocolate Bar Store

While you wait for your bars to set, you can enjoy the “History and Making of Chocolate” exhibit upstairs, or sit and have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate alongside some other goodies (all made with Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars) like the ones pictured below.  

Or, you can shop, shop, shop.  There are so many ways to buy chocolate here that no one with a sweet tooth can even begin to think of getting out of there without some fresh new flavors, and some non-chocolate goodies as well.

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Custom chocolate inside the make your own chcolate bar store.


We had a blast visiting this Ritter Sport outlet, and it may be something we do each time we go to Berlin!  Because this Ritter Sport make your own chocolate bar is just such a great little break from pounding the pavement.

You can be sure that if I’m traveling with little ones they will be bribed with their very own chocolate bar all day long!  It’s sooo worth it.

Have you been to Berlin?  Is it on your list?  Don’t forget to hit the Ritter Sport Berlin on your trip!

Author Bio: Corinne Vail is a travel photographer, food lover, and a perpetual traveler who has been travel writing for over 14 years. For many years she lived overseas in Germany, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, and the Netherlands teaching the children of the US. military. She’s visited over 90 countries, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Jessica Smith

Saturday 7th of July 2018

Mrs. Vail! Doing some research for our summer traveling and came across your blog!!!! Coolest teacher ever! I told Kylee about it and she was all smiles and wants to create her own blog :D . We were also filing school work from the year in their memory boxes and we came across Ethan's ABC's of Schweinfurt. We absolutely loved looking through it. We are going to miss you so much and so glad we were able to see you again <3

Anyways...headed to Berlin in a few weeks (never went last time we lived here) and I heard this is a must! So grateful for all of your tips! I look forward to referencing your amazing blog for more ideas in the future.

~The Smith Family <3

Corinne Vail

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Jessica, You sure know how to make someone's day! I'm sure you will love Berlin. I can't wait to see photos on FB. If Kylee does start a blog, make sure to send me the address. You know I'll follow her and help her out! Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Monday 19th of June 2017

Oh yeah, I DEFINITELY need to go here.

Corinne Vail

Monday 19th of June 2017

Yes! Yes you do!

beth teliho

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

THAT is the coolest thing I've ever seen. EGMAHGERD the possibilities are endless....and my mouth is watering! My cousin is a world traveler and has been to Berlin; he enjoyed it very much!

Corinne Vail

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Beth, There is nothing like designing the perfect chocolate bar. There just isn't! And we love, love, love Berlin!

Corinne Vail

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Eileen, Yes, it was tons of fun and delicious!

Corinne Vail

Monday 20th of January 2014

It is sooooo much fun Tana! Highly recommend it.