I decided to give Zotter another chance. I never got warm with their filled chocolates, but I loved the Mitzi Blue I tried some time ago. So, when I saw this bar in a shop in Meran I bought it because I wanted to try another plain bar from Zotter.
The bar contains actually two thin bars, each weighting 35g. The list of ingredients: cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, salt. Cocoa content: 72% minimum.
On their homepage Zotter writes about this chocolate:
The wonderful Cocabo cocoa is traditionally cultivated by indigenous cocoa farmers far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life under the protection of the Panamanian rainforest. This ensures a steady income for the natives and enables them to live in harmony with nature. Cocoa is an ideal protection for the environment as long as it is planted in a mixed cultivation.
Cocoabo stands for COCABO (Cooperativa de Servicios Múltiples de Cacao Bocatereña), a co-operative of cocoa producers located in the eastern district of Bocas del Toro, Panama, founded in 1952.
Inside the chocolate bar, there is a card giving suggestions about how to eat chocolate, and some more information about the cocoa.
I ate the bar after dinner, when I eat most of the dark chocolate bars I’m eating. I shared it with friends, and we all agreed that the bar is not much special. It’s not unpleasant, but it’s boring. Good balance between sweet and tart, but the aromas are so delicate, they are hard to taste. So, we ate the bar, but I expected more of it. Even pairing it with wine did not improve it.
I expect I need to keep trying to find another Zotter bar that makes me really happy.