FINAL RESULTS: BEST WHITE CHOCOLATE AWARD COMPETITION 2015

 

2015 JUDGES PANEL

Bernard Pacyniak
Candy Industry Magazine
Jack Epstein
Chocolate Covered
Lynn Wong
Viva Cocolat
S Luna Raven
Luna's Kitchen Magic
Frank Price
DyingforChocolate.com
Athena Yang
Forays of a Finance Foodie (financefoodie.com)
Mary Vincent
Gratitude Gourmet

Joann Natalia Aquino
freelance lifestyle writer

Chef Michael Wisniewski
Cherry Tree Catering
Leslie Lum
freelance food taster
Pamela Elder
San Francisco Professional Food Society
 

SELECTED JUDGES' COMMENTS OR FAVORITES

The Beijo de Chocolat chocolates were divine. The Chocolate F/X truffles were a tasty surprise with their blend of jalapeño spice and creamy white chocolate. Kuxx's bourbon-infused fig was wonderful enrobed in white chocolate and I loved the shape of their Bananas Foster truffle. Delysia's truffles had great flavor combinations that got my taste buds really working! I actually liked the The LUxx Chocolat Bananas Foster was so rich and dreamy it reminded me of bananas foster. I wanted more after I sampled this delicious truffle!
The banana forester one was delicious. The Beijo de Chocolat 6-piece box really creative and very delicious as well. Wow, loved Chocola Tas' Green Tea bonbon; the flavor was exquisite, wonderfully creamy, and beautiful to look at. Luxx Chocolat's Banana Foster is a wonderfully unique and fun shape with beautiful coloration. Valenza Chocolatier's Sesamo Bar was a surprise pleaser. The blend of white and dark chocolate was perfect, creamy, and smooth; and the sesame seeds were wonderfully showcased in this exquisite bar. ChocolaTas Green Tea bonbon - really a highlight Delysia Chocolatier White chocolate truffle sampler- so pretty!
Phillip Ashley's French bleu cheese was a surprising experience and would be great with Port for a special dessert. I ??????White Chocolate! I'm waiting for Passion Fruit flavor or Pear fruit enrobbed in white chocolate. Most any dried fruit with dark chocolate is yummy! Candied orange with dark or white chocolate. Walnuts and pecans would add texture and crunch to complement the flavor profiles and mouth feel. The white peach balsamic truffle from Delysia Chocolatier was a stand out among this assortment. It would have won on its own if it wasn't in the assortment.
  In my mind,most of the packaging was simple. This is good. I think the name of the product should be a bit bigger. so that one can see right away what it is.  

 


 



FIRST PLACE
GOLD



SECOND PLACE
SILVER



THIRD PLACE
BRONZE

Best Ingredient Combinations

  • Beijo de Chocolat 6-piece box
  • ChocolaTas Green Tea bonbon
  • CHOCOLATE F/X PINEAPPLE JALAPENO BON BON
  • Delysia Chocolatier Gianduja
  • Delysia Chocolatier White chocolate truffle sampler
  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates Savoy™ French bleu cheese
  • Luxx Chocolat Bananas Foster
  • Luxx Chocolat Bourbon Fig
Best Taste

  • Luxx Chocolat Bananas Foster
  • Beijo de Chocolat 6-piece box
  • Delysia Chocolatier French Toast Bark
  • Luxx Chocolat Bourbon Fig
  • Valenza Chocolatier "SESAMO BAR

 

  • ChocolaTas Green Tea bonbon
  • Delysia Chocolatier Gianduja
  • Delysia Chocolatier White chocolate truffle sampler
  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates Savoy™ French bleu cheese
  • The Chocolate Fetish White Cashew Frog
Best Texture

  • Beijo de Chocolat 6-piece box
  • ChocolaTas Green Tea bonbon
  • Valenza Chocolatier "SESAMO BAR

 

  • CHOCOLATE F/X PINEAPPLE JALAPENO BON BON
  • Delysia Chocolatier French Toast Bark
  • Luxx Chocolat Bananas Foster
  • Luxx Chocolat Bourbon Fig
  • The Chocolate Fetish White Cashew Frog
  • The Chocolate Fetish Diamond Griottine

 

Most Unique

  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates Savoy™ French bleu cheese
  • Luxx Chocolat Bananas Foster
  • Valenza Chocolatier "SESAMO BAR
  • Delysia Chocolatier French Toast Bark
  • Luxx Chocolat Bourbon Fig
  • The Chocolate Fetish Diamond Griottine
Best White Chocolate



  • The Chocolate Fetish White Cashew Frog
  • Beijo de Chocolat 6-piece box
  • ChocolaTas Green Tea bonbon
  • Delysia Chocolatier White chocolate truffle sampler
  • Luxx Chocolat Bourbon Fig
  • Phillip Ashley Chocolates Savoy™ French bleu cheese
  • Valenza Chocolatier "SESAMO BAR
Best Packaging

  • Delysia Chocolatier White chocolate truffle sampler
  • Luxx Chocolat Bananas Foster
  • Luxx Chocolat Bourbon Fig
  • The Chocolate Fetish White Cashew Frog
  • The Chocolate Fetish Diamond Griottine
Best Graphics

  • CHOCOLATE F/X PINEAPPLE JALAPENO BON BON
  • Delysia Chocolatier Gianduja
  • Valenza Chocolatier "SESAMO BAR
  • Delysia Chocolatier White chocolate truffle sampler

 

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