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April 22, 2008

Casali Rum Kokos Chocolate

Filed under: Austrian Chocolate — admin @ 8:55 pm

austriaCasali Rum Kokos are chocolates made of the finest Viennese chocolate and filled with Carribean rum.

Casali has a very long history. The company was founded in 1782, and started to manufacture rum. The brilliant quality of the products soon opened the doors to the Imperial family and other aristocratic personages.

casali rum kokos chocolate

During the wars in the Napoleon times the company moved from Trieste to Vienna. Trieste was an Austrian city in those times, and had to suffer a lot by the French soldiers. The boss of the company, Julian Casali, did not see a future anymore in this city and moved to the Austrian capital Vienna.

casali rum kokos chocolate

In 1810 Julian Casali, who was the son of the founder, moved into his first office in Vienna. It was located in the city centre of Vienna, Wollzeile Nr. 816.

casali rum kokos chocolate

One year before the first world war in 1913, the Casali company was sold to a family called “Beer”. They started to manufacture chocolate candy with alcoholic filling. Casali Rum Kokos was born!


Even two world wars could not stop the success of Casali Rum Kokos. Today they are manufactured by the Manner company (since 1970), and one of Austrias most famous and popular candy specialities.

April 20, 2008

Marabou Chocolate

Filed under: Swedish Chocolate — admin @ 6:42 pm

swedenMarabou is one of Swedens most popular chocolates. The famous candy is manufactured in the municipality of Upplands Väsby. Upplands Väsby is a part of Swedens capital Stockholm.

Today I had the pleasure to try the Mjölkchoklad of Marabou. Mjölkchoklad is Swedish and means translated into English language: Milk Chocolate.

marabou chocolate

This kind of chocolate made me very happy. It was a true pleasure to taste this wonderful product.

marabou chocolate

I have experienced a chocolate of a creamy and smoothly character. There is a good and solid taste of milk. I had a very pleasant time while I was eating Marabou Chocolate.

marabou chocolate

30 percent cocoa content is included. There was not a slight flavour of a bitter chocolate taste noticeable. Marabou is a very good milk chocolate.

April 15, 2008

Walkers Chocolate Cookies

Filed under: British Chocolate,Scottish Chocolate — admin @ 9:09 pm

scotlandNot much chocolate is included in “Walkers Chocolate Chip Shortbread”, but as I never had chocolate from Scotland, I decided to take this chance and buy it, to have a least one chocolate item from Scotland on my list.

Walkers Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies were established 1898, and they seem to be quite a traditional enjoyment in Scotland.

walkers chocolate cookies

On the backside of the box I am reading following words: “This luxury shortbread is manufactured in the secluded village of Aberlour, Speyside, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It is baked with traditional ingredients and we personally guarantee that every care is taken in the manufacture using the finest butter and real chocolate chips.”

walkers chocolate cookies

Aberlour is indeed a very small village with 1.100 inhabitants.

walkers chocolate cookies

My first exerience with Walkers Chocolate Cookies was a fine taste of butter cookies. Unfortunately the chocolate in those cookies is very rare and hard to find in the flavour. Compared to those American Chocolate Cookies, the Scottish Chocolate Cookies have a lack of chocolate.

walkers chocolate cookies

The cookie itself has a very fine and tasteful flavour. A great enjoyment with a cold glass of milk, hot tea or coffee. The negative point about Walkers is its economical use of chocolate.

April 13, 2008

Cloetta Polly Original

Filed under: Swedish Chocolate — admin @ 9:02 pm

cloetta polly originalCloetta Polly Original are chocolates manufactured in the Swedish village of Ljungsbro, which is located in the South Western part of Sweden.

Cloetta Polly Original have a coating of milk chocolate, and a filling of a strange and sticky mass. The taste of this mass is a mix of coffee and alcohol.

cloeatta polly original

The chocolates are known as “soft foam dragees”. “With a taste of chocolate, arrack, buttertoffee and vanilla”, is written on the wrapping.

cloeatta polly original

Yes, now I must confess that there is a taste of vanilla. I cannot say that I am enjoying this kind of candy. I can eat a lot of those chocolate dragees without becoming sick, but I am not able to experience a wonderful taste, and there is also no addictivity to me.

cloeatta polly original

April 10, 2008

Brunberg Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 7:34 pm

finlandBrunberg is a chocolate from Finland, which is produced in the town of Porvoo. Porvoo has 48.000 inhabitants, and can be found in the south of Finland.

The official name of the product is “Laktoositon Laktosfri Brunberg Tumma Mörk”. The chocolate bar has a weight of 150g.

brunberg chocolate

Brunberg was founded by a bakerman called “A. W. Lindfors” 1871 in the town of Porvoo. In the following 20 years he was able to become the most successful producer of sweets in Finland. In 1928 the chocolate factory was bought by Lennart Brunberg.

brunberg chocolate

My first experience of the chocolate was a lack of sweetness. I was shocked about a real tasteless chocolate.

After one minute the taste changed. There was still no sweetness to taste, but I was able to explore a unique and pleasant flavour of creamy chocolate.

brunberg chocolate

The special thing about Brunberg Chocolate is the unique taste, which is a big contrast to other chocolates. At the beginning the chocolate seems to be quite hard to get used to it, but after a little while you are able to experience a pleasant taste which is so different from all the other chocolates.

It tastes like a cup of cappuccino without sugar. I am still impressed about such special kind of chocolate. Brunberg was really worth tasting.

April 9, 2008

Bobby Chocolate

Filed under: Austrian Chocolate — admin @ 8:59 pm

austriaVery fine milk chocolate as a covering for a heavy filling banana cream, garnished with round cereal crisps. This is Bobby Chocolate. An Austrian chocolate creation with interesting history.

At first I have experienced the inspiring taste of the milk chocolate melting on my tongue. When I started to bite, I have heared the cereal crisps crunching. The rich banana cream inside Bobby is the last thing I was able to taste. This is also the most intensive part of the product. A full taste of smooth banana cream.

bobby chocolate

Bobby Chocolate was invented at the end of the 70’s.  “Graf Bobby” was a famous and popular character in the Austrian TV in those times.  This chocolate was named according to him.

bobby chocolate

Since 1993/94 Bobby Chocolate is manufactured in a chocolate factory in Salzburg. The chocolate was invented by Bensdorp. Later in the middle of the 80’s Bobby Chocolate was bought by Suchard, and produced in the Lower Austrian town of Tulln.

bobby chocolate

Now Bobby Chocolate is manufactured in the same chocolate factory like the famous Mirabell Mozartkugeln in Salzburg, and very popular among young and old chocolate lovers. Bobby Chocolate is not available in every supermarket. You have to search a little while until you are going to find a supermarket which sells Bobby chocolate bars.

April 8, 2008

Lindt Goldhase

Filed under: Swiss Chocolate — admin @ 7:42 pm

switzerlandLindt Goldhase is available only during Easter time.

The “golden hare” is manufactured in Switzerland by Lindt and Sprüngli, Maitre Chocolatier Suisse Depuis 1845.

The Lindt Goldhase consists of 30 percent cocoa, and is made in a very special procedure to receive its wonderful taste.

lindt goldhase

I have experienced the Lindt Goldhase as a very tasteful creation of Swiss milk chocolate. I would also call this product an enjoyment of the particular kind.

lindt goldhase

The chocolate is substantial in the taste, not too sweet and not bitter, but very creamy and full of a tasteful character.

lindt goldhase 

It’s not a surprise to me that this item is world famous, and strictly protected by the copyright.

lindt goldhase

A look deep inside the chocolate hare.

April 5, 2008

Salmiakki Chocolate

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 9:09 pm

finlandSuch a chocolate like “Fazer Salmiakki” from Finland, I have never tried before.

Salmiakki Chocolate is filled with salmiac. This kind of thing is a rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride, NH4Cl. Quite unusual for a chocolate filling, and my first bite confirms my thoughts.

salmiakki chocolate

This is a chocolate with a very strange filling. I would describe the filling as kind of “salty”.

salmiakki chocolate

The chocolate around the filling is very good. I have experienced a very smooth milk chocolate with a cocoa content of 30 percent.

salmiakki chocolate

I am sure I won’t become addicted to Salmiakki Chocolate, but it was interesting to taste such an exotic chocolate at least on time in my life.

April 4, 2008

Karina Chocolate

Filed under: German Chocolate — admin @ 9:33 pm

germanyKarina is a chocolate which is manufactured in Cologne, a city in the Western part of Germany.

Karina is a dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 72 percent called “Chocolat Noir Bitterschokolade”.

Very dark, very pure and very good. Those three attributes came spotaneous on my mind after my first bite.

karina chocolate

This kind of dark chocolate tastes like a dark chocolate has to taste. Karina Chocolate is not too bitter, and has a flavour of the purest chocolate enjoyment.

karina chocolate

I am surprised about the cheap price. I payed less than one Euro. I have tried much more expensive chocolates with a much higher price which had not such a wonderful taste.

karina chocolate

I must admit that Karina is a true German chocolate dream. The price-performance ratio is almost unbeatable.

April 3, 2008

Panda Maitosuklaa

Filed under: Finnish Chocolate — admin @ 6:54 pm

finlandPanda Maitosuklaa is another Finnish chocolate of the Panda series.

Maitosuklaa is a word in the Finnish language and simply means “milk chocolate” in English.

Panda Maitosuklaa has a cocoa content of 30 percent. My first impression was a rough taste.

panda maitosuklaa

The flavour is not too sweet for a milk chocolate. Also the creamy character turns out to be modest.

panda maitosuklaa

At the end of my chocolate experience I would review Panda Maitosuklaa as a chocolate with a solid taste. Not outstanding, but quite good to eat. Not more.

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