Wishing all Chocolate Log Blog readers, visitors and friends a
Very Merry, Happy, Festive, Relaxing Christmas
Austrian chocolatier, Josef Zotter has made a name for himself for producing high quality but quirkily individualistic chocolate. He has also set himself apart from his peers with a staunchly ethical approach to production methods: all Zotter chocolates are fairtrade and organic. Not only that, but packaging is carbon neutral - cardboard outer and organic plastic which is claimed to be 100% biodegradable. All chocolate is handmade, from bean to bar. So far, so good. It seems that Austria's pivotal role as a cradle of chocolate innovation continues from the far-off days of the Sachetorte down to the present.
The packaging is also highly individual with striking, colourful and sometimes impressionistic illustrations on the wrappers. Once the wrappers have been removed, the chocolate bars themselves are unusual in appearance and the fun and general air of excitement continues once the bars are tasted.
I was recently sent four bars to try.
We are off to Cambridge for a few days - anything to escape the incessant rain and Cornish floods. Just in case I don't happen to get any special chocolate this year, I'm saving the other two bars for emergency rations.