FINAL RESULTS: TOP TOFFEE AWARD COMPETITION 2015

 

2015 JUDGES PANEL

Terry Boyd
Blue -Kitchen.com
Anita Chu
Dessert First / Cookbook Author
Elaine and Scott Harris
Cuisineist.com / Vegas2LaMagazine
Laura M Stolpman
Chicagoist
Janet Rudolph
DyingforChocolate.com
Susie Anderson
We are not Martha
Darrell Scattergood
West Seattle Herald
Sarah Wyatt
Capitol Hill Times
Angela F Lazear
East Bay Food Scene
Soreya David
Narsai's Specialty Foods
Emma Krasov
Art and Entertain Me / JetSet Extra
Edie and David Ichioka
Bunrab.com
  Jennifer Che
Tiny Urban Kitchen
 

SELECTED JUDGES' COMMENTS

Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee is Prozac without the prescription! R&J Toffees absolutely nails classic toffee—in taste, in texture. And it has a beautiful finish. Sweetbricks honors classic toffee tradition and taste, while successfully introducing interesting new flavor notes, such as fig. More toffee S'mores, please!
Love the varieties of toffee--from traditional to s'mores to macadmia nuts... very exotic uses of nuts and percentages of chocolates. Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee was so unique and such a fun idea. Bars should start serving it for a sweet treat! Adding certain flavors just to be inventive can sometimes fail.
Improved packaging would help in many cases. Don't make the toffee gummy or too hard to bite into. Also overwhelming the toffee with too many ingredients doesn't allow the toffee to shine through. I was disappointed by the packaging this year. Most of the packaging was pretty bland and I feel like it could have been a lot more fun!



 



FIRST PLACE
GOLD



SECOND PLACE
SILVER



THIRD PLACE
BRONZE

Best Ingredient Combinations

  • Beijo de Chocolat S'More Toffee
  • Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee
  • Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee
  • Sweetbricks Half mixed toffee box
  • Beijo de Chocolat "Sesame-Ginger Toffee
  • Guillory Labbé Confections Toasted Coconut Toffee
  • Heavenly Taste Toffee Cherry Pistachio
  • R & J Toffees Dark Almond Toffee
Best Taste

  • R & J Toffees Dark Almond Toffee
  • Beijo de Chocolat S'More Toffee
  • Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee
  • Guillory Labbé Confections Toasted Coconut Toffee
  • Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee
  • Mink Chocolates Milk chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Miss Denise's Toffee: Original Recipe
  • Ruth's Toffee Ruth's fine almond Toffee - dark chocolate covered
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Chili Hickory Smoked Almond Toffee
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Spiced Butter Pecan Caramel Toffee
Best Texture

  • Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee
  • R & J Toffees Dark Almond Toffee
  • CHOCOLATE F/X CROSSROADS BUTTER TOFFEE
  • Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee
  • Heavenly Taste Toffee Cherry Pistachio Toffee
  • Heavenly Taste Toffee Milk Almond Toffee
  • Mink Chocolates Milk chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Ruth's Toffee Ruth's fine almond Toffee - dark chocolate covered
  • Sweetbricks Half mixed toffee box
  • The Cocoa Cabana
Most Unique

  • Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee
  • Beijo de Chocolat "Sesame-Ginger Toffee
  • Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee
Best Packaging

  • Mink Chocolates Milk chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Mink Chocolates Dark chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Spiced Butter Pecan Caramel Toffee
  • Beijo de Chocolat S'More Toffee
  • Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee
  • Guillory Labbé Confections Toasted Coconut Toffee
  • Sweetbricks Half pound mixed toffee box
  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Chili Hickory Smoked Almond Toffee
Best Product Name

  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Sweetbricks Half pound mixed toffee box
  • Beijo de Chocolat "Sesame-Ginger Toffee
  • Heavenly Taste Toffee Milk Almond Toffee
  • Heavenly Taste Toffee Coconut Macadamia Toffee
  • Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee
  • Miss Denise's Toffee: Original Recipe
  • Sweet Time Cafe Dark Chocolate Almond Square
Best Graphics

  • Mink Chocolates Milk chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Miss Denise's Toffee: Original Recipe
  • Beijo de Chocolat S'More Toffee
  • CHOCOLATE F/X CROSSROADS BUTTER TOFFEE
  • Laney's English Toffee Cashew with Irish cream white chocolate
  • Sweetbricks Half pound mixed toffee box
  • The Cocoa Cabana
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Chili Hickory Smoked Almond Toffee
Best Logo Design

  • CHOCOLATE F/X CROSSROADS BUTTER TOFFEE
  • Chocolate for the Spirit Orange Pecan Toffee
  • Miss Denise's Toffee: Original Recipe
  • Guillory Labbé Confections: Toasted Coconut Toffee
  • Mink Chocolates Milk chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Mink Chocolates Dark chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Sweetbricks Half pound mixed toffee box
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Spiced Butter Pecan Caramel Toffee
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Top Toffee




  • R & J Toffees Dark Almond Toffee

*Official Toffees of the TASTE AWARDS

  • Sweetbricks Half mixed toffee box
  • Beijo de Chocolat S'More Toffee
  • Guillory Labbé Confections Toasted Coconut Toffe
  • Laurie's Chocolates Tavern Toffee
  • Mink Chocolates Milk chocolate toffee with almonds
  • Miss Denise's Toffee: Original Recipe
  • Ruth's Toffee Ruth's fine almond Toffee - dark chocolate covered
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby Spiced Butter Pecan Caramel Toffee

 

 

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