So I’m at Ritter Sport Cafe on Sunday, enjoying the best Sunday brunch I’ve had in awhile. Seriously, before I get to the actual story, I have to stress that they make THE most amazing french toast, maybe top three in the world, including in France, which I don’t think actually even sells french toast. I will tell you that what else they have is the second best hot chocolate in the world, second only to the Godiva hot chocolate in Salzburg, which I think is actually just melted chocolate in a cup.
Sorry, the food was really that distracting. Moving on.
In case you’re not aware, they also have a massive chocolate shop, which wasn’t open the day I went to brunch, and a museum, which details the different chocolate and wrappers and marketing they’ve had over the years, starting in the 1930s until present day.
Let’s take a look at some of the decades to see how the chocolate has changed.
Then we get a bit of vintage, the farther back we go.
And then the first wall, which has the very start of the chocolate factory on display.
Well that’s odd. One wall doesn’t look like the others. I wonder why the ’40s is so empty.
Nothing more that the Germans love than to refuse to say words to address an old fashioned 1940s closing. There must be a story here somewhere. Ah, yes! Found it!
And there it is. Those pesky political reasons, always shutting down chocolate factories.
Seriously, POLITICAL REASONS?