Emily just sent a package of sinfully delicious German chocolate things. Our favorite, which are also available here in the U.S. of A. are Mozart Kugeln, better known as Mozart balls. In his hometown of Salzburg, it seems as if every shop window is filled with Mozart balls. The packaging is beautiful, all shiny gold and red and purple with his portrait curving over the plump round confection.
First there is an outer shell of dark chocolate (very good for you with its antioxidants and all), then a thin shell of light chocolate (still good for you because it makes you feel good), then a thick layer of marzipan (good for you because it's almond paste and we all know that almonds are good for you) and then the center of soft chocolate. It's a gift that keeps on giving.
There were also other chocolates in this packet, all fine, but Mozart takes the prize. We ration them, because a person could just go crazy and scarf up a batch of them without thinking, while enjoying the Jupiter symphony or that great trio from Cosi Fan Tutti.
Ah, sweet Mozart!