Zotter is an Austrian bean to bar chocolate maker with a penchant for the wacky. But at the heart of the chocolate is where and how this chocolate maker sources its cacao – it is always directly from co-operatives and individual farmers.
It had been the first time in 20 years that a sailing cargo ship landed in the port of Hamburg, and on it was cocoa from Nicaragua heading straight for Zotter’s chocolate factory in Austria. This voyage – from Nicaragua to Hamburg – had been entirely emission-free and foremost a sustainable method of shipping.
For Zotter’s Labooko range, each bar comes in two, which makes them ideal for tasting, sharing, and exploring the differences between bean varieties, percentages and flavours.
The chocolate has been conched for 19 hours, which owes itself to its fragrant flavour and creamy mouthfeel. On taste this chocolate has delicate raisin and dried berries with a rich nutty flavour body and whipped cream finish.