must-have: Mozart Kugeln - the campiest chocolates evah

22/01/2008


Sooooo, this evening my friend returns from his extended weekend in gay Berlin (Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Weeeelcome), drops by to pick up his house keys and rewards my cat-sitting efforts with a box of Mozart Kugeln.

Those of you who are well versed in the sciences of geography and musical history will immediately remark: Austria, Germany, wot?

Mozart Kugeln are indeed an Austrian delicacy, although my box states that it was manufactured in Germany.

But let's continue: even though I might be a tad predisposed to that delicacy known as chocolate, my palate had yet to have a special encounter with this type of ball (sorry, I couldn't resist it).

So I opened the box only to discover 12 pretty round chocolates adorned with WA's effigy and... a prize! A Mozart CD. Shoot me, oh ye classical music aficionados, but I just can't admit to loving Mozart's creations all that much, except maybe his wind serenade (K.361).
I then wondered whether this was all about some synesthetic experience, whereby the music was supposed to enhance one's pleasure while eating the chocolates. I decided that in my case that was a foregone conclusion and proceeded to discover the challenge within.

My first thought was: it's a negerzoen! (Dutch candy, translates as negro's kiss, white and spongy contents on a biccie topped with chocolate on the outside, known in popular Flemish as a negertiet, negro's tit. Being PC is not a forte in Belgian dialects.). But now I am still reeling as a result of the marsipan and pistachio wave that hit me.

As one might have surmised on seeing the packaging, this candy gives a whole new meaning to the word sickly sweet. Two are as much as one can handle.

But I think it is a must-have, if only because of the campiness of the box that you can whip out when you have visitors.

So on the list of must-haves it goes!

And thank you my friend, for giving me something to blog about tonight.

6 messages:

Chris said...

Mozartkugel - mmmmhh, lekker, lecker, delicious.
You don't like Mozart? What about this:
Laudate Dominum:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEh4-0hCeWk

or:

Cheryl Studer, Dove Sono:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RapeDnfk4Wc

Lula de Montes said...

The choir in Laudate Dominum from 3:00 onwards was exceptional... but you have to understand, I was raised on a stringent diet of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Prokofiev, Grieg, etc. I had to beg my father for some Debussy... Liszt, etc.
To a certain extent, you could say that I have been conditioned. Thanks for the listening tips though. I keep trying valiantly to find that elusive piece...

Fresco said...

Thanks for that.
*Insert memories of me eating Mozart chocolates in the back of my parents’ car during childhood holidays in Austria *

Lula de Montes said...

@Fresco: See how your childhood shapes you!

Fresco said...

So Mozartkuglen made me gay?
And I thought Charlie's Angels were to blame...

Lula de Montes said...

@Fresco: no, they are to blame for my gayness, along with the women from Falcon Crest, Vogue Magazine in the late 80s/early 90s, and a lot of ballroom dancing competitions on TV.

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