We love variety. Nature shows us how beautiful and surprising variety is. 365 different chocolates are produced in our chocolate manufacture in Riegersburg (Styria, Austria). One chocolate for each day of the year. From way-out to classic. We celebrate individual taste with extravagant varieties such as ”Artificial Fertiliser“, ”Wine Duo - right and left“ and hit creations such as ”Coffee Toffee“ and ”Black & White“.
According to an international chocolate test, Zotter ranks amongst the best chocolatiers 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 refreshing ”Verjuice - Green Grapes” creation. 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.