This morning we’ve had some great news from the International Chocolate Awards, an independent competition that recognises excellence in fine chocolate from around the world.
The organisers aim to highlight the work of chocolatiers and chocolate makers internationally and in their own countries, reaching out to local food communities and helping to build public recognition and understanding of the fine chocolate industry. If you’re interested in finding out more about the awards, take a look at their website and at Cat’s account of the judging process on Chocolate Couverture.
Semi-Final judging takes place in a number of regions around the world, with World Finals taking place in London during October’s Chocolate Week. We were entered into the European Semi-Final, and are delighted to have won two gold awards (only one entry in each category at the International Chocolate Awards is given a gold) and three silvers. Our winning entries are:
Bars – Flavoured white chocolate
GOLD: Rococo Chocolates Organic White Chocolate & Cardamom Artisan Bar
Dark – nut based pralines and gianduja, enrobed whole nuts
GOLD: Rococo Chocolates Salted Chocolate Toffee & Crunchy Praline
Bars – Flavoured milk chocolate
SILVER: Rococo Chocolates Organic Milk Chocolate Artisan Bar with Salted Caramelised Almonds and Rosemary
Dark – Caramels
SILVER: Rococo Chocolates Kalamansi Lime Caramel
SILVER: Rococo Chocolates Passion Fruit and Rosemary Caramel
If you’re a Rococo fan you might have spotted a new Artisan bar flavour in that list. This bar will launch soon (keep your eyes on the blog for an announcement) and is based on our best-selling sea salt milk chocolate bar with shards of crunchy caramelised almonds and subtle notes of rosemary. We can’t wait to let people try this one.
The two caramels and toffee praline also won gold awards at the Academy of Chocolate Awards earlier in spring, and the four award-winners are available online in a gift box with 20% off for a limited time!