Have you heard of “The Mozartkugeln Controversy”? (English translation Mozart Balls)
I must confess, I did some research recently and that is how I found out about it. Now you might ask why this Beverly Hills Realtor and Chocoholic would start a research about Mozartkugel-s?
Well, for Christmas, Diane surprised me with a container of Mozartkugeln. I was very excited since it has been quite a few years, since I last had them.
I inhaled the first Mozart Ball and it tasted differently then what I was accustomed to. I did not want to say anything, so I tried a second one. Keep in mind, this small, round sugar confection is made of pistachio marzipan and nougat and is covered with dark chocolate.
The history of this delicious Chocolate goes back to around the 1890’s when an Austrian confectioner created it, in Salzburg Austria. They became very popular, sadly he did not apply for a patent and other cake shops started selling similar products. As the imitation products began to appear, the creator initiated a court procedure to secure a trademark. The dispute spread from Salzburg Austria to Germany.
There were many disputes, first the name The Mirabell Firm outside of Salzburg, Austria chose the name “Real Salzburg Mozartkugeln”. Then there was the German competition The Reber Firm “Mozartkugeln”….
Anyway, you get the idea, there were battles over the hyphen, who had the original etc. The bottom line is there were many assorted Mozartkugeln and I have enjoyed them from 1964 on to the present. One thing was clear to me, that this version does not have as much or should I say the predominant flavor is not Pistachio Marzipan to which I was accustomed to. Hence my research and subsequent blog post.
If you never tasted the Austria version in the early 1960’s or the German version in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s you would not have done the research and you would not have had any idea about the disputes from the 1970’s to the early 2006’s.
So, with that said the 2018 version is still very good it just does not have the predominant flavor of the Pistachio Marzipan. Thank you Michael Jacobs for the inspiration to write this post about Chcolate and Dispute😊!
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