The economic crisis due to Covid, which has hit various production sectors, has not spared Mozart’s balls, the iconic Austrian chocolates. Mirabell, the manufacturing company, filed for bankruptcy, so much so that the Salzburg regional court opened bankruptcy proceedings in his regards.
The tourism blockade
I sweets symbol of Austria therefore they risk no longer being produced by the Salzburg Schokolade which is based in the municipality of Groedig. The pandemic has blocked a significant flow of tourists who often, returning from their trip, buy Mozart balls as souvenirs to friends and relatives and had an very hard reflex for the company on the market. Not only that, but also popular events and Christmas markets often were an opportunity to buy them. Their suspension for over a year and a general contraction in consumption have done sales plummeting.
What will happen to Mozart’s balls?
The manufacturer Mirabell now fears for his existence. In addition to numerous varieties of sweets and specialties, the Salzburg-based company produces pistachio marzipan balls covered with gianduia cream and then dark chocolate, the so-called real Salzburg Mozartkugel, exclusively for the US company Mondelez. To know what will happen, however, we will have to wait to see how bankruptcy evolves, the insolvency proceedings for the company will be opened on Tuesday December 7 at the Salzburg court. Meanwhile, the product will be on sale during holidays and Christmas markets, at least while stocks last.