Mozartkugeln or Mozart balls, the most famous Austrian sweet souvenir

I always like to discover the things specific to a country or a city. The Mozart balls – Mozartkugeln – are famous across the globe and are a great idea for a local sweet travel souvenir from Austria.

Mozartkugeln were invented in Salzburg in 1890, and the original recipe involves a round center of sweetened green pistachio marzipan surrounded by a layer of hazelnut nougat, all covered in dark chocolate to coat the exterior of the ball.

Mozartkugeln - Mozart balls - box
Mozartkugeln – Mozart balls – box

Nowadays there are several types of Mozart balls – all close to the original recipe, with small differences. Each of them sweet and tasty.

I admit I am not a huge fan of marzipan – in fact, quite the opposite. But I did try these candies, and I liked them.

They are a symbol of Austria – and I ended up missing them so much so that, when my husband went to Vienna again (alone, with his job this time), I asked him to bring home some Mozartkugeln.

He chose those with dark chocolate – yes, my favorite.

I admit that I also like the box – for all the assortments.

The box I received is red, with an extra cover – a flyer actually – with photos from Austria – all reminding me of the great time I had while visiting Vienna. As a side note, Vienna is a city I love and miss, a very dear city to my soul. It was the first big city I visited, while Austria was the first foreign country I visited (if a short stop (several hours, a one-day trip) in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, previous to our trip to Vienna, does not count).

Mozartkugeln - Mozart balls - box and flyer
Mozartkugeln – Mozart balls – box and flyer
Mozartkugeln - Mozart balls - box
Mozartkugeln – Mozart balls – box

Mozartkugeln are a highly appreciated gift, and you can easily find them while visiting Austria. They are present in the souvenir shops at famous tourist attractions, but you can also find them in various shops, including at the airport.

Mozartkugeln - Mozart balls
Mozartkugeln – Mozart balls

Did you try these Mozartkugeln? Did you like them?

Lori

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40 thoughts on “Mozartkugeln or Mozart balls, the most famous Austrian sweet souvenir

  • 15 September, 2015 at 12:27
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    Dark chocolate is also my favorite and I would love to try the assortments. I think that this box will be a lovely gift for those fans of Mozart.

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  • 16 September, 2015 at 05:51
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    My goodness they are looking so gorgeous. I wont even feel like unwrapping them and keep it with me like this forever.

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  • 16 September, 2015 at 13:47
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    It’s the first I’ve heard of Mozart balls. I’m a sucker for dark chocolate, it’s good to know that there is a variant like that. Maybe I’ll get to try some one of these days. 🙂
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  • 16 September, 2015 at 16:38
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    Too bad you did not show us how Mozart’s balls look like without the wrapper. I am very curious as to how it tastes like. Will check these out if ever we get a chance to visit Austria in the future.
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  • 17 September, 2015 at 07:05
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    Oh, I’ve tried those Mozart balls before and they are simply decadent! Good dark chocolate plus unique packaging is a sure winner!
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  • 17 September, 2015 at 12:05
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    First time to hear about this Mozart balls, But dark chocolate, I really love it. Wish I could get a box of this .

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  • 17 September, 2015 at 17:33
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    Never tasted this kind of sweets from Austria. Hope that someday I can gobble it to the fullest. Love sweets you know…

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