I just returned from the city of The Sound of Music. Magical mountains. Cafes at every corner. Museums. Funky statues. And lots of Mozart chocolate balls! They’re everywhere. Although these pretty foiled pieces of candy dominate the shopping experience in the Old Town, I found a few chocolate shops that I’d like to share with you.
This fair trade, organic, bean to bar company offers a range of bars, from classic flavors like Strong Coffee, to ones that make you wonder…Peanuts and Ketchup! I purchased three bars: Marille mit Krokant, Labooko Single 60% Brasilien Dunkle Schokolade, and Sauerstoff. The Marille mit Krokant is a sweet treat. The apricot with brittle is enrobed in a white chocolate. The Sauerstoff is balsamic jelly enrobed in milk chocolate and makes for a great nibble after dinner. The 60% Brasilien Dunkle Schokolade is a chocolate that will be kept in my purse (which is a sign of something good) for my after lunch chocolate craving!
This family run confiserie offers delightful bonbons and truffles. I tried three flavors: a butter honey caramel, praline, and an almond nougat. I am quite picky about confections: I look for a thin and crispy exterior that blends well with the ganache. After I ate my three pieces of chocolate, I decided that it’s good I don’t live near the shop…because I would visit it daily.
A tiny, closet like shop that offers chocolate lovers a choice of bars and some confections. I bought 2 bars: Cafȇ Latte 31% manufactured by Braun and the Exotic Dream/My Generation bar from Berger Feinste Confiserie. The bar is 35% cacao filled with a mango passionfruit filling. The milk chocolate enrobing makes this quite sweet. I haven’t yet ripped open the Cafȇ Latte bar, but what can be wrong with something that looks like a crushed oreo cookie.
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If you’re in Salzburg during the winter months, be prepared to be cold and to make many cafe stops. We found this cafe in a little alley off the main street Getreidegasse. The cafe offers an assortment of hot cocoas’: white hot chocolate, rum hot chocolate, a fine dark hot chocolate, an iced hot chocolate, and of course, a Mozart hot cocoa. I chose the classic hot chocolate with whipped cream, and in my attempt to warm up, I forgot to take a picture of it before it was gone.