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Suggestions requested: Friends offering to bring me chocolate back to U.S. from their trip to Austria. What should they look for?

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XOCOLAT in Wien Freyung 2 www.xocolat.at
Giovanni, thank you for your response. I've put in a request to my friends visiting Austria to pick me up Zotter and Xocolat. I knew I could count on the knowledgeable Chocolate Life community!
Zotter is a chocolate maker in Austria. Xocolat is a sorted chocolate shop and there you can buy zotter.
Excellent - I'll pass that info on to my friends. Can't wait to try!
In response to your request for chocolates from Austria:

I recommend the following sources for exquisite chocolates in Vienna:

1. DEMEL & SOEHNE, Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Vienna (I worked there for more than 10 years manufacturing chocolate bars, filled chocolate candies and other chocolate specialties). This is the oldest and most famous place for chocolate and pastries in Vienna/Austria.
website: http://www.demel.at

2. SCHOKOLADEKOENIG, Petersplatz, 1010 Vienna (behind the St. Peters Church). Most exquisite chocolates and unique packaging - highly recommended. The store is a beautiful, historic store, which used to be specialized in real buttons, called "BUTTON KING" for more than 100 years selling to the emperor of Austria-Hungary. Was bought by Leschanz Schokoladenmanufaktur a few years ago and is now called "CHOCOLATE KING", same beautiful old and original furniture, but instead of buttons you now find chocolates of highest quality as well as chocolate buttons.
website: http://www.leschanz.at e-mail: office@leschanz.at

3. Kurkonditorei OBERLAA
Not just very good chocolates but also worth an afternoon coffee with cake.
They have the production in 1100 Vienna, Kurbadstrasse 14 and a retail shop / coffee shop in
Neuer Markt 16, 1010 Vienna
website: http://www.oberlaa.at

4. Walter HEINDL VIENNA
Traditional chocolate manufacturer. A factory tour is availabe at the production place as well as purchasing at
Willendorferstrasse 4-8, 1232 Vienna
They also have several retail locations throughout Vienna.
website: http://www.heindl.co.at

5. ALTMANN & KUEHNE
Finest Petit & Mini Chocoaltes in unique petit packaging.
Graben 30, 1010 Vienna
website: http://www.feinspitz.com

Bring me some of these goodies too please!!!

I will be in Vienna in May too and will definitely bring some chocolates back with me to the U.S.

Have fun and good luck "hunting" for chocolate in Vienna/Austria ...

Helmut

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