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A world-famous Austrian chocolate brand

Based in Riegersburg, Austria, Zotter is a world-renowned chocolate brand loved by chocolate lovers for its exceptional quality and commitment to sustainability and fair trade. Since its foundation in 1999 by owner Josef Zotter, and with the involvement of the entire family, the company has developed an unrivalled range of organic and Fairtrade-certified chocolate.

Commitment to sustainability and fair trade

The focus on sustainability and fair trade is reflected in every aspect of the company. Zotter strives to use 100% organic and Fairtrade-certified raw materials, from the fine cocoa to the fresh and minimally processed ingredients that serve as fillings. Through direct trade and paying fair prices, Zotter supports cocoa farmers and contributes to the preservation of traditional cultures and a healthy environment.

Bean-to-bar chocolate, the secret behind Zotter's exceptional quality

As a bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer, Zotter produces all its chocolate in its own factory in Riegersburg, where every step of the production process is carefully managed. The focus is on quality, from roasting and grinding the cocoa beans to conching the chocolate, all in small batches to ensure the best flavour.

Transparency and sustainability

Transparency is a core value of Zotter, which is realised by offering tours of their "chocolate theatre", where visitors can see how cocoa beans are turned into chocolate. Moreover, Zotter prides itself on its sustainable practices, such as the use of green energy, electric vehicles and an organic company canteen that serves fresh meals to employees daily.

A family business that embraces innovation and quality

A family-owned company with a long history of innovation and commitment to quality, Zotter is a pioneer in sustainable chocolate production. Their constant pursuit of excellence, combined with a deep respect for people and the environment, makes Zotter a leading brand in the world of fine chocolate.

A conscious choice for a better world

In a nutshell, Zotter is known for its extensive range of high-quality chocolate, produced with a strong focus on sustainability, fair trade and quality. From bean-to-bar production to the use of organic and Fairtrade-certified ingredients, Zotter promises not only a delicious taste experience, but also a conscious choice that contributes to a better world. So, be tempted by the tantalising aromas, colourful packaging and captivating stories behind each bar of chocolate, and enjoy a tasty treat that will delight both the heart and the senses.


Rebecca and Marianne, The Chocolate Girls. They are the craft chocolate experts and owner of this online sustainable chocolate shop.

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