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Chocolate stores UK, Germany & Austria
May 14, 2004
8:52 pm
Masur
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LoneLy,
Düsseldorf is a nice city for chocolate lovers and you can fly directly from Oslo with Lufthansa. Here you can find Café Heineman and Leysieffer with Cafés in the central area near the world famous boulevard Königsalle. Leysieffer also has a shop at the airport, Düsseldorf International. Here you also can find chocolate from Belgium and a lot of German manufactures like Rausch. Münstemann Delikatessen is a shop near old town (Hohe Strasse 11). They sell chocolate from Valrohna, Michelle Cluizel, Rausch etc. Much cheeper than in Scandinavia. Less than an hour by train from Düsseldorf and you are in Cologne. Here you can find a famous chocolale museum, Imhoff-Stollwerck-Museum. I've been there and it's something special. Most of the exhibition is translated into English.
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Masur

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May 17, 2004
5:26 pm
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lonely,

i found the following list on german chocolatiers (and shops, i think):

http://www.theobroma-cacao.de/.....chland.php

May 17, 2004
11:10 pm
adornix
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In Frankfurt there is "Bitter&Zart" in the Domstraße. They have nearly all Chocolates from Bonnat, Amedei, Domori, Slitti, Cluizel, Dolfin amd the filled Austrian Chocolates from Zotter (you should try the one with thyme in it...).
Compared with IntVeld in Berlin Bitter&Zart may seem a bit high priced, but Frankfurt always is more expensive...

Does anyone know a good chocolaterie in York or in Leeds?

May 18, 2004
10:20 am
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adornix,
i envy you in frankfurt! one shop for all your needs?! wow! i have to run around a search and research. and even then i only get a part of what i want. might you know of a place in munich perchance?

dolfin seems quite popular in germany right now. i think it has a lot to do with their packaging, which is really cool.

May 18, 2004
11:36 am
adornix
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Sorry, I don't know Munich, but I can try to ask the owners of "Bitter&Zart" who are very competent.
Last week they got an award for entrepreneurs (or whatever the english word may be). It is called "Existenzgründerpreis der Frankfurter Wirtschaftsförderung GmbH". Sounds nice, does'nt it? :-) They plan to open an online shop this year and I write some texts describing the chocolate for their webpage (I'm paid in chocolate not money of course!). They have a small but extremely good assortment of -hm- Pralinés (there seems to be no english word for it, the New York Times calls them Bonbons...), especially some from a confiseur near Bamberg: "Dark canache with chili" and one with Rose jam in it, I could die for.

According to mrs. Seidel from Bitter&Zart Dolfin is the most popular choclate, especially the one with pepper. Of course that might have to do with the very nice packages. The chocolate is better than most belgian chocolates but far from perfect. What I like is the bar with indian spices, I forgot the name...
It is a pity, that many customers only have eyes for dolfin and not for the wonderful Bonnat chocolate. Bonnat shows that even milk chocolate can taste very distinctive, if the content of cacao is high enough.

May 18, 2004
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just keep it up, adornix, my envy is rising. you get paid in chocolate for writing about it?! that's loads better than getting to go to movies for free to write about them!

enterpreneur is the right word as far as i know. and i think pralinés (or pralinen) would be truffles.

dolfin isn't a great chocolate. but i've only tried the 70% and the 70% with cocoa nibs. didn't like the former but the latter was quite nice. that is, until i ran into domori and co.

May 24, 2004
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Lone Ly
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Thanks for great info, guys. It seems like I have to make a German Chocolate tour to cover everything.

Xocolat in Vienna (in Ferstel Palace close to Café Central and Freyung) is also one of this all-goods-in-one-place-shops. I haven't been there for a while and they've extended their stock since last time I was there according to their web pages.

"Man cannot live by chocolate alone - but woman can." (Unknown)
February 14, 2007
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t.fadrus
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Vienna has got a very active high quality chocolate community. There are lots of nice places to satisfy your chocolate needs.

Xocolat (www.xocolat.at): Maybe the best shop in the whole city. Very big selection of fine chocolate from all over the world. Amedei, Valrhona, Slitti, Coppeneur, Cluizel, Hachez, Rovira, Domori, ... you name it. Definitely visit this one if you are in vienna. They also stock a lot of couverture, hot chocolate and cocoa beans, as well as a nice selection of really good chocolates from Coppeneur. They are also home to the Chocolate Lovers Club Vienna (www.chocolateloversclub.at)

Grand Cru (www.grandcru.at): Also very nice shop. Not such a big selection as Xocolat, but really nice people. Quality staff, they know the bars they are selling. Got a few specials e.g. Santander, Guido Gobino, ...

Grand Cacao (www.grandcacao.at): Got 2 smaller shops. Don't know if they have anything special. Might try this as well.

Schokov (www.schokov.com): Very new and stylish shop. Never been there myself, but the seem to have a nice selection.

Meinl am Graben (www.meinlamgraben.at): Posh food store, which also has a huge selection of chocolate bars. Some Valrhona as already mentioned. Don't fancy it too much, tough. Lot's of cheap chocolate as well, as far as I can remember.

If anyone's in vienna, just let me know. I can give you a small tour around the chocolate sites of the city ^-^

Cheers,
Thomas

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March 13, 2007
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Lady Godiva
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There is - perhaps strangely! - a lovely, tiny chocolate shop in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, that stocks a range of Valrhona bars, which I thought should be mentioned on this forum.

It's called Cocoa and is on Eccleshall Road. It has a lot of Rococo bars from London, too, and they make their own rather nice loose chocolates. (There are plenty other things, too, but the Valrhona selection is pretty good: I just visited Sheffield and got both an Ampamakia and Palmira bar to try, and am kicking myself for not picking up more when I had the chance!)

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March 30, 2007
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Polarbear
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quote:


Originally posted by t.fadrus

Vienna has got a very active high quality chocolate community. There are lots of nice places to satisfy your chocolate needs.

Xocolat (www.xocolat.at): Maybe the best shop in the whole city. Very big selection of fine chocolate from all over the world. Amedei, Valrhona, Slitti, Coppeneur, Cluizel, Hachez, Rovira, Domori, ... you name it. Definitely visit this one if you are in vienna. They also stock a lot of couverture, hot chocolate and cocoa beans, as well as a nice selection of really good chocolates from Coppeneur. They are also home to the Chocolate Lovers Club Vienna (www.chocolateloversclub.at)

Grand Cru (www.grandcru.at): Also very nice shop. Not such a big selection as Xocolat, but really nice people. Quality staff, they know the bars they are selling. Got a few specials e.g. Santander, Guido Gobino, ...

Grand Cacao (www.grandcacao.at): Got 2 smaller shops. Don't know if they have anything special. Might try this as well.

Schokov (www.schokov.com): Very new and stylish shop. Never been there myself, but the seem to have a nice selection.

Meinl am Graben (www.meinlamgraben.at): Posh food store, which also has a huge selection of chocolate bars. Some Valrhona as already mentioned. Don't fancy it too much, tough. Lot's of cheap chocolate as well, as far as I can remember.

If anyone's in vienna, just let me know. I can give you a small tour around the chocolate sites of the city ^-^

Cheers,
Thomas


Very useful knowledge![:)] I am going for a conference in Vienna in april, and intend to see something more than just business [:D]

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April 17, 2007
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t.fadrus
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Hey Polarbear,

I've been out of town for a few weeks so I only saw today, that you are going to vienna. If you have already been here I hope you had a good time visiting some of the stores I mentioned. If you are still to visit and feel the need for a guide, that can't tell you much about the history of the city or anything, but can show you round the chocolate places, feel free to contact me and I'd be delighted to show you the "dark side" of vienna ^-^

Cheers,
Thomas

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