“It’s The Mozart Chocolate!”

I had the opportunity to help pass out chocolate samples and make some custom chocolate bags for customers this weekend at a local grocery store just down the road from my home. There was a variety of chocolates to be sampled, along with cinnamon stars and some non-alcoholic glüh-punsch. But it was the chocolate that people were eyeing the most as they walked into the entrance of the store.

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One particular chocolate brand caught the eyes of several people walking past our samples. Just about every person who recognized the packaging and the image on the front all said the same thing, “I know that chocolate! It’s the Mozart chocolate!” If you are a chocolate connoisseur, you may recognize the red packaging or the famous face of the composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, then you know Reber Chocolate Specialties. And if you know Reber, then you know the Genuine Reber Mozart-Kugeln!3510-Mozart-Kugel It’s a delicious and exquisite piece of chocolate! The Reber Mozart Kugeln has a creamy hazelnut chocolate nougat filling with freshly ground almonds and pistachio marzipan, enrobed twice with milk and dark chocolate. If you have never had one, you need to go find one! It’s amazing! You don’t have to take my word for it, if you were with me on Saturday, you would have heard people raving to their family members about the Reber chocolates they enjoyed while visiting and traveling throughout Europe.

Above I added a stock photo of the Mozart Kugeln, and to show you that YES, it really does look like that on the inside, I shall provide you proof of my dissected confection! You can truly, actually SEE the milk chocolate under that top layer of dark chocolate!


Reber has been around for 150 years making their confections of sophisticated taste. With a long history in Munich, Reber’s products are all made without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Reber uses the best ingredients for all their products, from fresh pistachios to the finest praline. It was so fun listening to people talk about where they were when they were enjoying their Reber chocolate! Some people found Reber in Germany or Austria and others found the delicious confections in airports and shops along the way. There was a woman from out-of-town visiting her parents and when she saw the Reber packaging, she immediately started sharing memories of her past adventures overseas and how she tried this chocolate and she absolutely enjoyed it. I have to say, I really enjoyed being a part of conversations of the people who came in and out of the store this past weekend! It’s really neat how something like chocolate or other food or beverage item can bring memories back to people.


Reber has a variety of different chocolates to choose from besides the Mozart Kugeln, they do offer chocolate bars and other specialty chocolate pieces with varying fillings. There are many things to choose from when it comes to Reber! There is something to please everyone! Earlier this year I did talk about the Reber Fascination Box, that is a great gift to give anyone: boss, family or friend! So you have options to choose from when it comes to Reber! Perhaps you have never tried it – if you haven’t, it may become a new favorite! Perhaps you may pass this along to a friend, loved one or co-worker and maybe you’ll remind them of some special moments in their life!

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A Perfect Stocking Stuffer!

Every Christmas Eve, my brothers and I like to annoy my mother by stalking our stockings. It’s really not our fault, you see, ever since we were little, our Christmas stockings were something we could open up right after we got home from church, so it was in-between church and Christmas Eve dinner that we would be able to enjoy some small gifts and a lot of candy (yes, right before dinner!). Even as we get older, we still may gather at my parents before Christmas Eve service and take a look at what might be spewing out of our socks. Mother gets super upset, yells at us, chases us away, then we do it all over again. It’s sort of like wash, rinse and repeat.

After church, we arrive back to mom and dad’s house and then as she preps appetizers, we big kids head to our socks and well, pretty much tear into them. As we get older, we are a bit more slow in pulling out the Christmas stocking items. My own kids and my niece also join in the fun with their stockings as well. Of course, in the midst of all of this, my mother is trying to prepare Christmas dinner. While she is excited that we are opening our socks, she’s still annoyed beyond belief that we are ripping into small packages and candy that she has filled into our socks. With any luck, there might be a small adult beverage hiding in the “big kids” socks! Woo hoo!

Where am I going with this? There’s something my mom always puts in our Christmas stockings…

Do you need a quick and easy stocking stuffer? Grab some of these Haribo Christmas Edition Gold Bears! This package only includes red and green gummy bears, the best flavors if you ask me! You can find these in our Christmas stockings – and if my mom didn’t put them in my own sock, the grandkids get them, but I control my kids sugar intake, so really this means I get the gummy bears. It’s a well laid out scheme!

I really could annoy you all and get that Gummy (Gummi?!) Bear song stuck in your head. I’m still half thinking about posting the link to the song as I type this out… but gummy bears make the best stocking stuffer! Well, any of the Haribo gummy products are delicious, while I do love the Christmas bears, I actually do have a secret favorite in the Alphabet Letters


While I’m thinking about it, is it gummy or gummi? I suppose it depends on what part of the world you are in, I think it goes both ways. Check out the process of making the Haribo Gold Bear below!

And in case you were wondering, we do have a Haribo fun fact below (taken from their website).

Where does the name HARIBO come from?

The name HARIBO comes from HAns RIegel BOnn. Hans Riegel was the founder of the company, born in 1898 in Friesdorf (a region of Bonn, Germany). In 1920, the company was registered into the Bonn trade register as HARIBO, an acronym of the his name and the place Bonn.

Source: Haribo.com