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November 22, 2014



FINAL RESULTS: FALL CHOCOLATE SALON AWARD COMPETITION 2014

Summary Results based on Judges Votes

 

 



FIRST PLACE
GOLD



SECOND PLACE
SILVER


THIRD PLACE
BRONZE
Best Dark Chocolate

Amano Artisan Chocolat Charles Chocolates
Endorfin Chocolat
Neo Cocoa
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
Best Milk Chocolate

Amano Artisan Chocolate Cowboy Toffee Company
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
flying noir
Quail Point Chocolate
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
Best Truffle

Charles Chocolates
Neo Cocoa
Quail Point Chocolate


Quail Point Chocolate
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats

-- na
Top Artisan Chocolatier

La Châtelaine Chocolat Company Charles Chocolates
CocoTutti
flying noir
Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats
Quail Point Chocolate
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations

CocoTutti
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
flying noir
Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats
Quail Point Chocolate
Socola Chocolatier


-- na
Most Artistic Designs

Quail Point Chocolate CocoTutti
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
flying noir
Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats
Kindred Cooks
La Châtelaine Chocolat Company


-- na
Best Gift Set

La Châtelaine Chocolat Company Quail Point Chocolate CocoTutti
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
flying noir

Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience

Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats CocoTutti
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
La Châtelaine Chocolat Company
Quail Point Chocolate
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
Best Traditional Chocolates

Charles Chocolates Marich Premium Chocolates
Neo Cocoa
Quail Point Chocolate
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
Best Flavored Chocolate

Socola Chocolatier Quail Point Chocolate Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats
Neo Cocoa
The Tea Room Chocolate Company

Best Dark Chocolate Bar

Amano Artisan Chocolate Endorfin Chocolat flying noir
Socola Chocolatier


Best Milk Chocolate Bar

Amano Artisan Chocolate Endorfin Chocolat
Socola Chocolatier


-- na
Best Flavored Chocolate Bar

Endorfin Chocolat Amano Artisan Chocolate
Socola Chocolatier
The Tea Room Chocolate Company

-- na
Top Toffee in Salon

Cowboy Toffee Company Charles Chocolates -- na
Best Caramels

Marich Premium Chocolates Charles Chocolates
CocoTutti
flying noir
Kika's Treats
Kindred Cooks

-- na
Best in Salon

Quail Point Chocolate Amano Artisan Chocolate
Claudia Marie Design
CocoTutti
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
flying noir
Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats
La Châtelaine Chocolat Company
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
Best Presentation & Packaging

flying noir
Socola Chocolatier

Charles Chocolates
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates
La Châtelaine Chocolat Company
Quail Point Chocolate

-- na
Best Organic or Fair Trade Products

Amano Artisan Chocolate
Endorfin Chocolat


Socola Chocolatier
Taza Chocolate
The Tea Room Chocolate Company
-- na


     
Best Comfort Chocolate or Snack Product

Charles Chocolates
Kika's Treats
Marich Premium Chocolates

La Châtelaine Chocolat Company
Socola Chocolatier

-- na
New Product Award La Châtelaine Chocolat Company Claudia Marie Design
CocoTutti
Endorfin Chocolat
Gâté Comme des Filles Chocolats
Quail Point Chocolate

-- na


     
Best White Chocolate Creation Socola Chocolatier CocoTutti
Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates

-- na

 

SELECTED JUDGE'S COMMENTS

The quality quotient was definitely high this time around, from veteran chocolate maker Art Pollard of Amano to young upstart chocolatier Alexandra Whisnant of Gate Comme des Filles. Perennial favorites Socola, Charles and Kika's Treats did not disappoint for good reason. Well done, all around! Blown away by the truly artisanal elegance and depth of flavor of Gate Comme de Filles. What a fabulous product. Also very impressed by Endorfin, who is pushing the edge of chocolate bars and going the distance like a high-end small-batch distillery. It's exciting to see the level of risk some of these craftspeople are now taking. I love it.
Personal favorite: Absinthe (The Green Fairy), from La Chatelaine La Chatelaine Absinthe truffle Flying Noir use of unusual ingredients and lovey noir packaging Quail Point delectable ganaches Fera Wyn's holiday flavors Endorfin Chocolat row cocoa and good looking crew

 




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