Zotter Balsamic Orange

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on June 9 2014 | Leave A Comment

Zotter Balsam Orange

This is one of a stack of bars I bought following our recent trip to the Zotter chocolate factory in Austria. With a huge shop, packed with hundreds of different products, it’s difficult to know where to start, so along with the selection of pralines, I just picked up a few of these “Hand Scooped” bars and a few from the “Labooko” range of solid bars.

The Hand Scooped range was my first introduction to Zotter back in 2010, when I looked at the rather odd Bacon Bits bar. This time I chose something a little more down to earth – Zotter Balsamic Orange bar is made with orange and balsamic vinegar.

Zotter Balsam Orange

In this case, the filling is made into a smooth ganache that’s really rather tasty. It’s made with orange concentrate, apple balsamic vinegar and grappa and has a good balance of chocolate, orange and acidity from the vinegar.

Zotter Balsam Orange

The entire bar is wrapped in a thin layer of Zotter’s 40% bean-to-bar “Mountain Milk” chocolate. It’s very nice, but with such a thin layer, it doesn’t bring a lot to the party. As with most of the Hand Scooped range, this is all about the filling.

I found this bar all to easy to eat. The texture is light enough that it’s almost like eating a piece of chocolate cake rather than a chocolate bar, and consequently it disappeared a little too quickly.

Zotter Balsam Orange

Of course, there are many people who simply don’t like the combination of chocolate and orange – or have had their tastebuds forever tainted by the Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Personally, I liked this a lot. It’s obviously not the most refined chocolate experience, but in terms of quality and flavour, it’s a huge step up from your average confectionery chocolate bar.


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  1. I am one of those many people who do not like orange and chocolate together, but your pictures make this chocolate look so good! And the orange colour on the packaging makes it look so citrusy

  2. Looks delicious! Need to try make one of those 🙂

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