Sunday, August 24, 2008

Zotter Kuerbiskerne marzipan

Safran in Tuebingen specializes in Zotter chocolate. When we were there, they had just gotten in a new shipment, perhaps the biggest selection of Zotter I’ve seen. The Austrian Zotter bars are perhaps the most creative I’ve seen anywhere. Their particular flavor combinations can’t be duplicated anywhere. Austria is, in my mind, the Montana of Europe. Fewer people, but people who are totally committed to being themselves. That commitment comes out clearly in this bar.
Today’s Zotter is a pumpkin seed and marzipan bar. Who could have thought to combine these two? Curious.
Curiously attractive, too. This handmade bar is also Bio and Fair trade. Zotter’s web site is worth a read, where you’ll learn more about his philosophy and practices.
This bar is wonderful, with chunks of pumpkin seeds blended into a superior tasting marzipan. The almond and pumpkin see flavors blend well, and the chocolate coating makes it perfect.

Reviewed: Zotter Kuerbiskerne mit marzipan
Personality: Upscale trophy chocolate
How to enjoy: Laid out nicely on a beautiful plate, these are to be savored by eye as well as the tongue.
1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy

Where to buy:
Safran chocolate in Tuebingen, Germany, and
USA: Rumore has it, Zotter is sold at The Candy Store in San Francisco.

1 comment:

H.Peter said...

Just got back from Austria and went on a major Zotter binge one night. I tasted a few new ones, relived a few old ones and always very enjoyable.

Ceps and lingonberries was teh bar that hit me the most this time around. Nice mix of flavors.

Since I live really close, I also checked out Bachhalm in Kirchdorf.
He definitly is on his way.