What's a "handscooped bar" you might wonder. These bars are the genius creation of Josef Zotter, founder and chocolate maker at Zotter, Austria. When Josef started making bean to bar chocolate he wanted his bars to stand out from the rest. Instead of pouring chocolate into molds he created a new way of making bars. A single layer of bean to bar chocolate is first poured and rolled into a thin layer. Then layers of flavours over flavours are added one on top of the other, with the number of layers dependent on the recipe for the bar. Each filling/layer is made from scratch. Once completed the bar is then completely coated in white, milk or dark chocolate. The bars are packaged in the original artwork of Zotter's team to represent the bar's flavours. Here are the Holiday offerings we have chosen for 2021!
Gingerbread 70g Dark chocolate filled with gingerbread spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange and lemon peel, honey, vanilla, star anise and cardamom, as well as walnuts and hazelnuts and a touch of rum! Mulled Wine 70g Mountain milk chocolate with mulled wine filling. Full cream, red wine, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and vanilla. Whisky 70g Dark chocolate filled with whisky cream, full cream and a touch of vanilla. Butter Caramel 70g Mountain milk chocolate filled with butter caramel cream, caramel crisps and almond praline. Salted Caramel 70g Dark chocolate and salted caramel - so good! This bar also includes almond praline and ginger. Yuzu Citrus from Japan 70g Mountain milk chocolate filled with Yuzu citrus ganache, made from Yuzu juice and tangerine concentrate, and a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.