Reviewing Walmart Variety Cake, Dr. Choq Bars, Ritter Sport with Marzipan, & More

by Victor Martelle
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This snack review has Hostess Iced Devil’s Food Zingers, Walmart’s Variety Cake, Dr. Choq’s White chocolate with Mint Meringue Lime and their Milk Chocolate with Nougat bars, and Ritter Sport with Marzipan. My favorites were the Dr. Choq’s bars, especially the Mint Meringue Lime one due to its uniqueness. The most disappointing however, was the Ritter Sport as I expected so much more from this brand.


Hostess Iced Devil’s Food Zingers

Score: 7 / 10

Front package of Hostess Iced Devil's Food Zingers

Tastes as advertised. It’s like a decent, soft, moist piece of chocolate cake with a small layer of frosting. Taste is between semi-sweet and sweet. It’s a lot better when chilled as it brings out that chocolate cake flavor. I do wish they were more generous with the frosting, although the dollop of creme in the middle is a nice touch.

Zingers have been around for several decades.


Walmart Marketside Variety Cake: Honey Bun, Louisiana Crunch, Sock It To Me, and Triple Chocolate Cake

Scores
Honey Bun: 6 / 10
Louisiana Crunch: 6.5 / 10
Sock It To Me: 8 / 10
Triple Chocolate: 6 / 10

Covered, top of Walmart Marketside Variety Cake: Honey Bun, Louisiana Crunch, Sock It To Me, and Triple Chocolate Cake.

Honey Bun
A bit different than a honey bun as it’s obviously a cake. It’s soft and just slightly moist, making it a decent texture. The taste is like a regular honey bun although not as sweet as the glaze to cake ratio is quite off, there’s a lot of cake to a thin layer of glaze!

Louisiana Crunch
It almost tastes like a regular yellow cake but with some of this almost lemony tart taste. Texture is soft and slightly moist.

Sock It To Me
This is more or less a regular tasting coffee cake. It’s fairly sweet and has that traditional coffee cake, brown sugar, and cinnamon flavor throughout. Texture is slightly moist, semi thick, and soft.

Triple Chocolate
The cake itself is pretty sweet especially with the drizzle. It’s almost like they used dark chocolate cake mix but added a lot of sugar to make it less bitter. Texture is soft, moist, and semi thick.

Side of Walmart Marketside Variety Cake: Honey Bun, Louisiana Crunch, Sock It To Me, and Triple Chocolate Cake.
Side of Walmart Marketside Variety Cake: Honey Bun, Louisiana Crunch, Sock It To Me, and Triple Chocolate Cake.

Ritter Sport Dark Chocolate Bar With Marzipan Filling

Score: 6 / 10

Front package of Ritter Sport dark chocolate bar with marzipan filling

I expected more from Ritter. This was a semi-sweet, regular quality, slightly dark chocolate that wrapped a fairly plain, soft marzipan tasting filling. Each chocolate bar is made up of little squares you can break off. Overall, a bit boring in terms of taste, I expected the quality to be a little higher and it to be sweeter.

This company dates back to 1912, although I’m not sure when this specific variation was released, some reviews date back over a decade ago.


Dr. Choq White chocolate with Mint Meringue Lime Bar

Score: 7.5 / 10

Front package of Dr. Choq White chocolate with mint meringue lime bar.

What a unique and tasty combination! Overall, it’s a fairly sweet white chocolate bar, has just a hint of mint, and a noticeable and pleasant meringue lime. All these flavors together are great, nothing is overbearing or stands out too much from the other. While nearly the entirely of the bar is a soft white chocolate, there are a few tiny embedded bits that give it a small crisp and little bursts of flavor here and there.

There isn’t much about the company online or social medias. Found at Ocean State Job Lot, I haven’t seen them in any mainstream stores. You can find a previous review of their chocolate here.


Dr. Choq Milk Chocolate with Nougat Bar

Score: 7 / 10

Front package of Dr. Choq milk chocolate with nougat bar.

This is almost identical to a Hershey’s Symphony bar except with little bits of crunch here and there throughout from the nougat. The taste and texture is about the same as it’s creamy and a bit sweet. Chocolate is pretty good quality.

There isn’t much about the company online or social medias. Found at Ocean State Job Lot, I haven’t seen them in any mainstream stores. You can find a previous review of their chocolate here.


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