A treasure hunt for the rarest bar of chocolate in the world

Last week I was sent the rarest bar of chocolate in the world.

That’s a claim isn’t it?

It was made by Ritter Sport and only 50 were made, sent to a select group of super special people. (i.e. ME!)

How cool is that?

Temptation was just to scoff it immediately, obviously, but I restrained myself. This chocolate was special. Instead I decided to do something uncharacteristically maternal – I decided to set up a treasure her for Belle and her friends. If you want to find a real unicorn, you would have to hunt for it after all.

I really loved doing treasure hunts as a child. I still love them now to be honest. As a teenager, there was a bit of a trend in our town for car treasure hunts – the sort where you meet in a supermarket car park and get sent off at five minute intervals to scour the countryside for clues on phone boxes and obscure road signs and end up in the garden of a second rate pub for a cheap barbecue.

I loved those. 

I started by getting myself some pretty coloured card and stickers, and coming up with some riddles.

ritter sport unicorn chocolate bar

(That’s a towel in case you’re wondering.)

Belle is very competitive, so I had to incorporate an element of competition, as well as cooperation, so I started the treasure hunt by giving them individual clues. The first clues I hid in the trees in our little communal garden, just to get them out of the house for a few minutes. After a series of individual clues, they then had a more difficult ‘my first is in…’ type riddle to work on together. 

ritter sport unicorn chocolate bar

The final riddle went a teeny bit wrong when I realised I had written the word MINT when I had meant to write MILK. That confused them for a while, as it’s hard to spell ‘ALTEA’ (our car) without an L, but I hastily scribbled a correction, pretended it was deliberate, and they were back on track.

There was an exciting three minutes while they searched the outside of the car, unaware that the prize was inside, and then a small kerfuffle looking for the car keys, before they finally reached their goal.

ritter sport unicorn chocolate bar

They seemed to enjoy themselves and I must admit I was pretty pleased with myself. It was a fair bit of effort, but then no one ever said it was easy to find a unicorn.

If you’re super quick, there’s still time to head over to Twitter for a chance to win your own! Good luck – may the magic be with you :-)



  1. 10 November, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Riiight, so, is it chocolate FOR Unicorns or MADE of them? I’m only eating it if it’s the latter, obvs.

    • Jo Middleton
      10 November, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      I’d say both, but that would be a bit creepy wouldn’t it?! I think it must be made with drops of unicorn tears or something like that…

  2. 11 November, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    This looks like so much fun! My 6 year old would be ALL OVER that unicorn chocolate!

  3. 14 November, 2016 / 11:18 am

    Wow, Unicorn chocolate and a treasure hunt, that sounds like an exceptionally magical day. Haven’t had Ritter Sport in years – I love the flavours!

  4. 14 November, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Unicorn chocolate – dreams do come true after all! How lovely of you to do this. We did an indoor Easter egg hunt like this for the kids once and writing the clues and watching them was one of the most satisfying things ever xx

  5. 14 November, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Cor! I loved treasure hunts when i was a kid, my dad used to do them for us all the time.

    But what was the chocolate like? I can’t imagine…!

  6. 14 November, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    That’s a cool idea with a tasty reward, keeps the kids entertained and out of the house. Ours are still a little bit young, but I’ll keep it in mind for the future ;)

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