Picture from our factory in Austria.
We love variety. Nature shows us how beautiful and surprising variety is. More than 400 different chocolates are produced in our chocolate manufacture in Riegersburg (Styria, Austria). From way-out to classic. We celebrate individual taste with extravagant varieties such as "Coffee Toffee", "Bacon Bits", " Lemon Curd + Orange Lord", "Balsamic Orange", "Cherries in Almonds" and hit creations such as "RedCurrant Chilli Rock".
According to an international chocolate test, Zotter ranks amongst the best chocolate makers in the world. Our small manufacture, which was once provisionally set up in my parents' stable, has grown into a centre of competence for chocolate. We create our chocolates in-house, bean-to-bar, and employ a team of 160 dedicated employees.
By now, our hand-scooped chocolates enjoy cult status. At Zotter, everything is possible: cheese chocolate, fish chocolate, mass wine and incense chocolate and now the sweet variation of hummus. Each year, lots of new varieties are added to our product range. But what would our chocolates be without the fascinating illustrations of Andreas h. Gratze, a.k.a. AHG? With his art design he turns a simple wrapper into art.
We produce everything in organic and fair-trade quality because we care about what happens to the people and the environment. We deliberately work with small farmers, visit our cocoa farmers and also invite them to our manufacture. Because quality begins with the raw material and cultivation on-site and depends on good cooperation. Aside from organic and fair-trade, we are now also EMAS certified. This certification specifically focuses on the environmental protection of the entire company, which has been rated as exemplary.
We have opened a second Choco Shop Theatre in Shanghai and export our chocolates, together with the ”environmental idea”, to China, to get the 23 million inhabitants of the booming metropolis excited about organic and fairly traded chocolates from Austria. Our daughter Julia (27) runs the ”world of experience”, that is by now a very popular place.
And now, in 2015 we start our business in the US, serving our Customers directly from Cape Coral, FL. We are excited to bring our Products to the American people because we know about their love to honest, delicious and high quality chocolate.