Ecole Chocolat Graduates are among the list of winners of the 2016 Academy of Chocolate awards
We are pleased to share that several of our Ecole Chocolat graduates are winners of the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards!
Background about the Academy of Chocolate Awards
“The Academy of Chocolate was founded in 2005 by five of Britain’s leading chocolate professionals, united in the belief that eating fine chocolate is one of life’s great pleasures.
The Academy campaigns for better chocolate and to promote a greater awareness of the difference between fine chocolate and the mass-produced chocolate confectionery which most of us eat.
Our aims are:
- To encourage chocolate lovers to look ‘beyond the label’ to differentiate between chocolate confectionery and ‘real’ chocolate.
- To improve the standard and knowledge of chocolate in the UK by promoting an understanding of the ingredients of chocolate, through the chain, from bean to bar.
- To encourage the transparent sourcing of cocoa beans from the plantations and their production in socially fair and environmentally undamaging conditions”.
This year, Ecole Chocolat graduates received the following awards:
The Golden Bean Award was awarded to Hummingbird Chocolate Maker for their Hispaniola 70% bar
Dandelion Chocolate, Mantuano, Venezuela 70%; Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania; Camino Verde, Ecuador, 100%, United States
Duffy’s Red Star, Duffy’s Honduras Indio Rojo 72%; Duffy’s Honduras Mayan Milk 61%; Duffy’s Guatemala Rio Dulce 70%, United Kingdom
Fifth Dimension Chocolates, Apple & Calvados Caramel; Soy Caramel; Mandarin & Star Anise,United Kingdom
Hummingbird Chocolate Maker, Hispaniola 70%; Vietnam Lam Dong 70%; Alta Verapaz 70%; Reserva Zorzal 70%; Fleur de Sel 70%; Honey Lavender 70%, Canada
ÓBOLO Chocolate, ÓBOLO Chocolate 70% Cacao, Chile
Palette de Bine, Kokoa Kamili Tanzania 72%; “Sapin” (fir), Canada
Ritual Chocolate, Fleur De Sel; Mid Mountain Blend 70% Cacao, United States
We are so proud of our graduates, please join us in celebrating their success! Visit their websites to learn more about their fabulous chocolates.
For the full list of winners of the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards click here