Zotter Chocolate Mint

I bought this Zotter bar in Seattle when I got the Mousse one.

Like the mousse bar, this bar had an inner wrapper that explained what it was.

I had high hopes for this bar, because the mousse bar was just so amazing. I wasn’t sure what to make of the addition of sugarcane brandy, but I was aboard with dark chocolate and mint.

And the bar was…OK. I liked it, but I expected it to be more Girl Scout Thin Mint, and what I got was more Wrigley Spearmint Gum. I liked it, but it was not amazing like the mousse bar. And my co-workers agreed. They liked it but didn’t love it.

Oh well, I still want to try the other Zotter bars!

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Zotter BitterClassic Mousse

I found this bar at a high end grocery in Pike Market in Seattle.

The inside of the label explained its story.

So this was an 80% cacao dark chocolate shell around a bar-shaped block of mousse, itself made of dark chocolate and butter. And wow, it was SO GOOD!!!!! It cut like butter into blocks, and I shared it with my co-workers, and we all agreed it was fantastic. The mousse melted like…well…butter, and the dark shell was nicely bitter and astringent. I loved it and ate three pieces. Plus, I have a secret…

I bought their Chocolate Mint bar too. I am going to eat that tomorrow!

Mozart Truffles

My co-worker Amor S. brought me some chocolate truffles that she got on a recent trip to Austria.

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The round one on the left was dark chocolate filled with pistachio paste, somewhat like marzipan but not very sweet. I liked it, and the chocolate seemed very high quality. It had a rich deep chocolate taste, and it melted readily in my mouth.

The one on the right was similar, being dark chocolate with hazelnut paste. It was somewhat fruity tasting but I am not sure there was any fruit. Anyway, it was really good too.

Amor said this brand seemed popular in Austria and Germany with both locals and tourists, and I agree it was very good. Now I want to visit Vienna!

 

 

Choco-Lina Sheepmilk bar

Robert brought this unusual bar back from Germany, where he was working at a game conference.

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This was a strange bar. It’s made with sheepmilk, something I have never tried before. I labeled it as a dark chocolate bar. I am not sure why this is not a milk chocolate bar instead of a dark chocolate bar with milk, but that’s what the label says. In any case, I really liked it. The 70% cacao made it very deeply chocolate flavored, and the sheepmilk made it smooth and taste a little bit like cinnamon. It was a good flavor combination. I don’t think I’d want to eat this regularly, but it was fun to try. This was also the first bar I’d ever had from Austria!