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Today's Zotter Saffron and Pistachios milk chocolate bar was a well-balanced, sweet celebration of flavors. The bar was filled with (as advertised) a golden-colored, saffron-infused pistachio marzipan center that was soft and moist without being too gooey-sweet.
The flavorful center was held firmly in place by the milk chocolate coating. It offered an enjoyable, sweet and upbeat flavor on a cool, April morning.
Could I taste the saffron,* given the sweetness and other ingredients? Happily, yes!
And the blend of saffron, vanilla, cherry brandy and chocolate made this a festive, "happy" bar. The ground nuts (pistachios) helped balance the sugars.
Ingredients: Organic cane sugar, organic marzipan (organic almonds, organic sugar, organic invert sugar syrup), organic cocoa butter, dry whole milk, organic cocoa mass, organic rice syrup, pistachios (4%), dry skim milk, milk, butter (cream), organic raspberry vinegar, organic cherry brandy, dry sweet whey, organic anise, organic dark brown cane sugar, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla bean powder, salt, organic saffron, organic cinnamon.
Allergen-related information: Contains milk, almonds, pistachio, soy.
Manufactured on equipment that processes other tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and sesame.
* Saffron, the pricey spice, harvested from purple saffron crocus flowers, has a very slightly earthy floral, green, slightly sweet, almost grassy-buttery flavor. Words don't do it justice. It adds a bit of heaven to desserts and savory dishes.
This Zotter bar's combination of creamy milk chocolate, pistachio marzipan, and saffron ganache arouses the palette to luxuriate in luscious sweetness with a delicate middle eastern flair. Enjoy.
I am really impressed how the chocolate presents itself as a blend of spiciness and sweetness. I highly recommend it to anybody who wants to have something special with their coffee in the morning. It goes especially well with a cup of a creamy cold brew.
The best chocolate I’ve ever had!
Collection title: All Chocolate Bars
Collection title: Austria Chocolate Makers
Collection title: Cacao Origin: Blend
Collection title: Homepage Collection
Collection title: Latest Arrivals
Collection title: Milk & Dark Milk Chocolate
Collection title: Organic Chocolate
Collection title: Shop Bar & Cocoa
Collection title: Zotter
Collection description: Zotter was started by a husband and wife team in 1987. They have made many strides over the last decade tucked away in a picturesque rolling hills landscape of Austria. Zotter is the only company in Europe that uses all organic and Fair Trade ingredients. They also have sustainable business practices, using solar and geothermal energy to run their entire production facility, and use packaging made from renewable sources. Zotter's philosophy has garnered them many awards both for their business success and chocolate making. They are a family business that adhere to family principles. This allows for a plethora of creative freedom to create fun and exciting chocolate bars. Zotter first produced their "hand scooped" bars with couverture from Valrhona and Callebaut but always dreamed of making their own chocolate, and in 2006 this became a reality. We feature Zotter's Labooko line of chocolates, that feature cacao sourced from all over the world. Zotter has the largest line of chocolate in the world with over 450 different chocolate in their range.