Mozart Chocolate, Salzburg
What to buy: Mozartkugeln are small chocolate and pistachio marzipan balls originally made in Salzburg in 1890 by the Furst company. Today Salzburg is awash with variants of the original and they make for a nice gift for family or friends on your return home.
There are so many of this chocolate around…from normal shop to the airport. We bought some but not as souvenir, just to try it. I guess It’s good for souvenirs too if you have no idea what to bring home for your love one, after all chocolates are always irresistible
Always remember this:
BLUE = original
RED = not original
Mozartkugel or Mozartsweet (and sometimes Mozartballs) - you cannot leave Salzburg without buying those. You may notice that wherever you go you'll see these ubiquitous red chocolate balls bearing a picture of Mozart on the wrapper. Yes the red colored balls may be everywhere but the original Mozartkugel is actually colored silver and blue made by the legenday Furst.
If you want to know a bit of history and what Furst has to say about the copycats, go to their Website (link below).
But then again the original Mozartsweet by Furst is a bit expensive than the red ones so if you don't want to spend too much on these choco balls, you can at least buy some of the original ones and some of the red ones.
In my opinion the blue ones maybe original and exclusive but the red colored version has nevertheless become an icon (in its own right) since you see them everywhere - in every shop.
What to buy: Mozartkugel and other fine chocolate specialties. They also have a cafe.
What to pay: Original Salzburger Mozartkulgen in a gift pack:
12 pcs. = Euros 15.40
25 pcs. = Euros 26.00
You know you're not going to leave Salzburg without bringing some Mozartkugeln home, a chocolate that every souvenir store sells in Salzburg. I'm not sure how it is associated with Mozart, but you will see them everywhere with lots of ornate packaging (my favorite is the violin). However, you will save a lot of money if you buy them from a grocery store rather than a souvenir store.
What to pay: The cost varies from a few euros for the small packages to a lot for ornate boxes from old town salzburg.
You will find these delicious pralines all over Salzburg!
What to buy:
What to pay: I bought mine in the local supermarket for about 2euro...I saw the same thing on Getreidegasse for 5euro!
In Salzburg you will find Mozart Chocolates in almost all souvenir shops,but I suggest you to buy them in a chocolate shop instead (like the one on my picture).There are many diferent varieties of this Mozart chocolates,the real,best and homemade ones,are the ones wrapped in silver paper.Don't miss them!!!.
Mozart chocolates or Mozartkugel are everywhere. They are Salzburg's most famous edible souvenir, and are selling in every giftshops, souvenir shops there is. In different packaging, and all shapeand sizes. Despite the ultra-touristy nature and the shameless exploitation of Mozart's good name, it is a good gift for friends and family back home.
Mozartkugel is actually a round chocolate coated praline of nougat and marzipan "invented" by Salzburg's master confectioner Paul Fürst in 1890; this sweet temptation is still being produced by Fürst's great-grandson according to the original recipe to this day.
A tip. Get the chocolates from the supermarket. It is alot cheaper. There is a supermarket right on Rudolfskai, the main thoroughfare along the Salzach River.
What to pay: Supermarkets are alot cheaper. These chocolates come in individual or presentation packages, great for gift-giving.
There are two main types of Mozartkugeln in Salzburg:
"echte" Salzburger Mozartkugeln (Mirabell)
"original" Salzburger Mozartkugeln (Fürst)
You get "echte" in almost every grocery/supermarket in Austria.
The "original" are sold _only_ in 3 locations in Salzburg (see below), or can be ordered by fax (link below, Europe only).
This makes the "boriginal" more exquisite and maybe that's the reason why many people who now the difference prefer them.
What to buy: Mozartkugeln, of course ;-)
But they provide also other tasty sweets like Salzburger Schilling or Paris Lodron Truffle.
What to pay: From the website:
9 pcs. Giftbox 10EUR
25 pcs. Giftbox 24EUR
You get single pcs. as well for ~1,50EUR
"Mozartkugeln" - chocolate balls filled with marzipan are just a must-buy when you are in Salzburg. There are various shops where you can buy them (probably it's harder to find a shop that does not sell them). It's a nice present, they come in various shapes of boxes, like the violin boxes. Careful - it's easy to overeat since they're too delicious....
What to buy: Of course the famous "Mozartkugeln", chocolate balls filled with marzipan
You can buy them everywhere in Austria. Most expensive places in Austria to get them: Getreidegasse, souvenir shops and duty-free areas on Austrian airports. Economic: normal supermarkets.
What to buy: Mozart Balls (Mozartkugeln). Of course nobody knows the taste of the originals and no reports about it are existing. Therefore several producers in and around Salzburg claim to produce the one and only originals. Look best for that to Globetrott's (VT's most prominent addict of all what is sweet) Salzburg page or to the website given below.
(I am just waiting when this contrbution will be deleted by the censors ;-). This is not a joke, it happened to my friend Lothar a few weeks ago - I do not know what is wrong with Austria's most popular chocolate...)
Konditorei FÜRST made the very first Mozartkugel and won a prize for his creation on a world-exhibition in 18..
What to buy: These ORIGINAL Salzburger Mozartkugeln are packed in blue, and they really taste a bit better than the other sorts...
They do not have a rather hard but a really soft top-chocolate-cover
Full of chocolates, gifts and souveniers galore. You pay the price though. Maybe wait till you get to duty free!
What to buy: CHOCOLATE%
Everywhere in Salzburg you will see these Mozart chocolates. The Mozart Kugel are quite delicious and are a must buy for any visitor to Salzburg
What to buy: Mozartkugeln, of course. Many different shapes, tastes... But they are must when you are in Salzburg!