The Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the 2017 award winners for the title BEST CHOCOLATIERS AND CONFECTIONERS IN AMERICA

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


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.



Luxx Chocolat Bees Knees_5107

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



Luxx Chocolat CinnaFig_5097

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



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

CHOCOLATE AWARDS: May Deadline for Bar | Toffee | Caramel | Bridal Categories

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon, producers of the Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate events and competitions in North America, remind our Partners that Registration ends on May 22nd for the 2014 Chocolate Award Competitions for the following categories:

  • Best Chocolate BAR
  • Top TOFFEE
  • Best WHITE Chocolate
  • Best BRIDAL Chocolates

Chocolatiers and Confections can register or get more information for these juried product-submission competitions (not events) using the forms at 


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Chocolate Beverage Awards: 6-Star Picks

Have a craving to drink or sip your chocolate? Here are two 6-star chocolate beverages from Moonstruck Chocolate Co. and Tisano Chocolate Tea
These ratings were awarded by the judges of the Artisan Chocolate Awards in 2013. More details at

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