Italian Nocciolata keeps organic Amore in its Artisanal Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Luxury Artisan Chocolate Art Gallery

The cool and tasty Chocolate Art Gallery at the annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon event (www.SFChocolateSalon.com) features chocolate skulls, diamonds, dresses, statues, zen gardens, cakes, and even Legos in Scharffen Berger Chocolate.

The Chocolate diamonds come from Chocolatines outside of Chicago, and the zen garden and legos were created by the International Chocolate Salon.

 

Video Recipe for Caramelized Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts

A delicious recipe for Caramelized Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts.

Created by Saratoga Chocolates, and filmed for the TASTEABLE CALIFORNIA television series.

Four Top Caramels you have to Taste

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If you have love caramels, then you have to try these four Gold Medal award-winning selections from the 2015 International Chocolate Salon’s Artisan Chocolate Awards.

 


 

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Luxx Chocolat Bees Knees: Caramel and ganache infused with honey and Jack Daniels Honey Whisky, 1800 Resposado Agave Tequila and fresh organic apple cider. A dash of fennel citrus sea salt.

GOLD: Best Exterior Design, Most Unique, Best Overall Chocolate Artistry

 


 

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Luxx Chocolat CinnaFig: 72% dark chocolate (Venezuelan). 2 layers, one made with creamy cinnamon caramel with Black Mission figs and the other, a ganache made with mascarpone and goat cheese.

GOLD: Best Exterior Design, Best Ingredient Combinations, Best Overall Chocolate Artistry


 

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Phillip Ashley Chocolates Chelonii™ – salted caramel pecan praline

GOLD: Best Taste

 


 

 

ChocolaTas Milk_5079

ChocolaTas Milk_5082ChocolaTas Milk chocolate covered salted caramels. Smooth creamy caramel in milk chocolate, with a sprinkle of fleur du sel.

GOLD: Best Packaging

Fall CHOCOLATE SALON delights chocolate lovers

 

Endorfin Chocolat

Endorfin Chocolat

 

The 5th Annual Fall Chocolate Salon in San Francisco was a delight for chocolate and wine lovers. Despite the challenges of a rare morning rain in California (during a drought), the attendees still managed to come out and join the fun.

 Châtelaine Chocolat Company

Châtelaine Chocolat Company

The event featured over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, and wineries, and is the premier Fall chocolate event on the West Coas, including Neo Cocoa, Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats, Amella Caramels, Truffly Made, Cowboy Toffee Co., Taza Chocolate, Endorfin Chocolat, La Châtelaine Chocolat Company, Fera’wyn’s Artisan Chocolates, flying noir, Claudia Marie Design, Jerk’n Pickle, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Kindred Cooks, CocoTutti, The Tea Room Chocolate Company, Cocoa Vida, Kika’s Treats, Marich Premium Chocolates, Quail Point Chocolate, Socola Chocolatier, Twisted Roots Vineyard, Raff Distillerie, Sottomarino Winery, Rosa D’Oro, Gourmet Blends, Farm Fresh To You, Meetup.com, Winery SF, and Chocolate Television.

Also participating was Jessica Ferraro, of Bar Cacao, who had a fascinating and well-attended presentation on the changes and trends in the Craft Chocolate Movement.

The Fall Chocolate Salon is produced by TasteTV. Other TasteTV Chocolate Salons include ones in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Monterey-Carmel, and Sacramento (as well as previous events in Chicago and Napa).

 

Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats

Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats

Taza

Taza

Winery SF

Winery SF

Farm Fresh to You

Farm Fresh to You

Chocolate samples from CocoTutti

Chocolate samples from CocoTutti

Charles Chocolates

Charles Chocolates

Fuzzy ears

Fuzzy ears

The Tea Room Chocolate Company

The Tea Room Chocolate Company

Chocolate samples from CocoTutti

Chocolate samples from CocoTutti