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Beans on the table! – A visit to the Zotter factory in Riegersburg

His definition of a boombastic chocolate.

Arise, awaken, we have the need to pace, the tour has befallen us, no time to stay at one place. So here we go, are you ready for another? MCF-team on the move, we are busy, we discover.
Just around the corner of Graz is the small village of Riegersburg, home to the chocolate manufacturer Zotter. With approx. 400 metric tons cocoa per year, this is a rather small player in the cocoa world, but it has some specialties... Only ecological & fair trade cocoa is processed, the factory is open to the public (transparent manufactory) and with +300 of own chocolate creations the owner constantly ventures to expand the limits of the conventional chocolate flavor. Once we realized, how close Graz/we actually are to this place, we instantly decided pay this place a visit and see what kind of philosophy and maybe even character in person is behind the Zotter chocolate. Behold! A ChocoMobile in front of the house in deed was the appropriate bait for getting the sweet boss himself out of the office and into discussion with us...

18. Tour-Stop: Graz

For the visitors of the Children´s Museum FRieda and frED in Graz there is no doubt: Fair-traded Chocolate is the answer to make this world a better place. Thanks to the Children´s Museum, who currently host an exhibition on the Chocolate production and invited us for the event. Last Sunday, about 300 visitors got a full bench of information around the production of chocolate in and outside of the Museum. We felt warmly welcomed and got surprised how much Chocolate the Youth of Graz can eat ;-)