Mozart Piano Bar

My friend Steve bought me this German Mozart Piano Bar at least a year ago. I’m sorry it took me so long to write about it, Steve!

The under-flap blurb describes it as “finest pistachio marzipan and hazelnut nougat in a crispy milk chocolate.” As you can see from the bumpy photo below, the milk chocolate was chock full of crunchy rice crisps.

The bar on the wrapper has neat rows of chocolate drizzles that don’t look very compelling. The real bar’s squiggles were far more interesting, with an abstract arty design.

The milk chocolate coating was sweet and one-dimensional. It surrounded a circle of green marzipan around a chocolate cream center.

The marzipan was soft and dryly grainy. It tasted lightly of actual almonds (as opposed to almond extract) with notes of pistachio – hence the green coloring.

The chocolate cream center was blandly sweet. I think it’s supposed to be hazelnut nougat, but I got no nuttiness whatsoever, though I won’t hold that against it – I did have it stashed for a while before I ate it.

The marzipan was nice, and I enjoyed the texture of the “crispy milk chocolate”, but I wished the chocolate were better quality. And I know Mozart is capable of doing better. An O.

One Reply to “Mozart Piano Bar”

  1. I’ve seen these Reber bars before. Much as I love Mozartkugeln (which amusingly translates as “Mozart Balls”), I’d definitely seek out the ones made by Mirabell over Reber’s. Which is why I’m not surprised you weren’t taken with these.

    Neither Mirabell nor Reber the original–that distinction goes to Fuerst of Salztburg Austria (where Mozart was born, hence the name)–but they’re not readily available outside of Austria. But Mirabell is considerably better (and it’s from Austria, too, so maybe a local pride goes into making them, rather than Reber which is German).

    It’s easy to tell if you have a Mirabell (or Fuerst) Mozartkugel: they’re spheres, all the others have one flat side.

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