Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners of America Awards announced

The 2014 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners of America Awards have been announced by TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon.

The awards are based on the combined number of gold and silver awards received by each entrant in the 2013 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Fall (SF), in addition to standalone Chocolate Salon award competitions for best caramels, toffee, bars, truffles, white chocolate, chefs roundtable and best bridal chocolates.

Winners received lapel pins, custom award certificates, award logos and merchandise featuring the logo award.

Six Star Awards winners:

  • Amano Artisan Chocolate
  • CocoTutti
  • Delysia Chocolatier
  • FGR Chocolate Collection
  • Flying Noir
  • Forte Chocolates
  • Marco Paolo Chocolates
  • Socola Chocolatier
  • The TeaRoom Chocolate Company
  • Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby

Five Star Awards winners:

  • Amara Chocolate
  • Amella Caramels
  • Beijo de Chocolat
  • Charles Chocolates
  • Chocolot
  • Chuao Chocolatier
  • Cocoa Vida
  • Droga Chocolates
  • Gusto Chocolates
  • Hot Chocolat (formally MDP Chocolates)
  • Intrigue Chocolate Co.
  • Jade Chocolates
  • Kallari Organic Dark Chocolate from Ecuador
  • Marti Chocolatt
  • Neo Cocoa
  • Quail Point Chocolate
  • Seattle Chocolate Company
  • Sixth Course Artisan Confections
  • Smitten Artisan Truffles
  • St. Croix Chocolate Co.
  • Toffee Talk
  • Truffles in Paradise
  • Valenza Chocolatier
  • William Dean Chocolates

The complete list of winners, can be found here.

Additionally, the newest edition of the ebook, The Chocolate Guide: North American Second Edition has been released. More than 80 chocolatiers and confectioners in North America are included in the edition.

It is available for purchase on Amazon and can be viewed on Kindle, iPhones, iPads, and smartphones. It will soon be sold on Barnes & Noble as well for use on the Nook.