Thursday, September 1, 2022
Mondelez International - Mirabell Mozartkugeln Chocolates - Aug. 31, 2022
Chocolate of the Day
Mirabell (Mondelez International)
Good + - Good ++
Weight: 1.81 oz. (51.3 g.) / 9.6 oz. (273 g.) in total package of 16 pieces
Calories: 282 calories in 3 pieces
Cost: $N/A - shared gift
Purchased from: N/A - shared gift (Thank you Erin!)
Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Nuts Theme Week.
Today's Mozartkugeln (Pistachio) Chocolates were from Mirabell (Salzburg, Austria).*
These round, filled confections (named for Austrian composer Mozart) were first created in 1890 by confectioner Paul Furst in Salzburg (the city where Mozart was born). Mirabell is one of the companies carrying on the tradition of making one of Austria's favorite chocolates.
Aroma and flavor notes included: nutty, very faint floral (vanilla), and cookie (cashew or mild nut shortbread) and smooth creamy, sweet chocolate.
A cross-section of this round, filled confection ("Mozart ball") revealed a few different layers. Inside a creamy, milky dark(er) chocolate outer shell were two thick strata of light nutty (pistachio marzipan and nougat)--and a ring of darker beige-brown in between these two lighter layers.
Chocolates with light (28%) and dark (17%) praline fillings and Marzipan (6.5%). Ingredients: Sugar, cocoa mass, vegetable fat (palm), hazelnuts (9.5%), cocoa butter, whey powder (from milk), almonds (2.5%), invert sugar syrup, milk fat, lactose (from milk), fat-reduced cocoa powder, humectant (sorbitols), emulsifier (soya lecithin), pistachios, flavourings, stabilizer (invertase), whole milk powder. Chocolate contains cocoa solids: 46% minimum.
Allergen-related information: Contains nuts (hazelnut, almond, pistachio) and dairy. "May contain other nuts, peanuts and wheat."
*Mirabell is part of Mondelez International/Mondelez Osterreich GmbH.