We are proud to present the results of the 2016 CARAMEL AWARDS Competition.

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 2016 CARAMEL  AWARDS are based on the combined total number of votes received by each entrant from the Judging Panel.

The Judging Panel consists of National and Regional Magazines, Newspaper and Blog Editors, plus Topic Experts, Local Chefs and Food Gurus.

The award winners below have the honor of being able to display and use the Official Award Winner title and award logos, as well as use items (such as the Award Winner lapel pin), as well as use Custom Award Certificates, and logo award merchandise.

Best Exterior Design

GOLD

  • Ferawyns Artisan Milk Chocolate Pecan Turtles

SILVER

  • ChocolaTas Bumblebee -true honey caramel, outer layer of Belgian milk choco
  • Gem Chocolates Beat-It! (Beet reduction in caramel with orange)
  • Mink Chocolates Grapefruit Caramel
  • Oakland Chocolate Co. Walnut Cashew Caramel Turtles

BRONZE

  • Delysia Chocolatier Smoked cigar caramel chocolate truffles
  • Luxx Chocolat Black & Blue: 68% dark filled with a late bottle vintage Port
  • Luxx Chocolat Cinnamon Buns: cinnamon caramel studded with Georgian pecans

Best Ingredient Combinations

GOLD

  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Cinnamon Buns: cinnamon caramel studded with Georgian pecans
  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Citrus & Savory: lemon caramel & basil ganache inside a 72% dark

SILVER

  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Black & Blue: 68% dark filled with a late bottle vintage Port
  • Gem Chocolates Rosie (Rosemary caramel with sea salt flakes)
  • Chuao Chocolatier Dark Passion
  • McCrea's Candies Single Malt Scotch Caramels

BRONZE

  • Serena Lissy Smoky BBQ soft caramel topped with bacon praline

Best Taste

GOLD

  • Chuao Chocolatier Dark Passion

SILVER

  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Cinnamon Buns: cinnamon caramel studded with Georgian pecans
  • Gem Chocolates Rosie (Rosemary caramel with sea salt flakes)
  • Mink Chocolates Grapefruit Caramel

BRONZE

  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Citrus & Savory: lemon caramel & basil ganache inside a 72% dark
  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Black & Blue: 68% dark filled with a late bottle vintage Port
  • McCrea's Candies Single Malt Scotch Caramels
  • Gem Chocolates Beat-It! (Beet reduction in caramel with orange)
  • Oakland Chocolate Co. Caramels Macchiato

Best Packaging

GOLD

  • McCrea's Candies

SILVER

  • Gem Chocolates

BRONZE

  • jcoco Chocolates

Most Unique

GOLD

  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Black & Blue: 68% dark filled with a late bottle vintage Port

SILVER

  • Gem Chocolates Rosie (Rosemary caramel with sea salt flakes)
  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Cinnamon Buns: cinnamon caramel studded with Georgian pecans
  • Delysia Chocolatier Smoked cigar caramel chocolate truffles

BRONZE

  • Gem Chocolates Beat-It! (Beet reduction in caramel with orange)
  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Citrus & Savory: lemon caramel & basil ganache inside a 72% dark
  • Delysia Chocolatier BBQ brisket caramel chocolate truffles

Best Overall Chocolate Artistry

GOLD

  • Chuao Chocolatier Dark Passion

SILVER

  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Black & Blue: 68% dark filled with a late bottle vintage Port
  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Citrus & Savory: lemon caramel & basil ganache inside a 72% dark
  • Ferawyns Artisan Milk Chocolate Pecan Turtles

BRONZE

  • Gem Chocolates Rosie (Rosemary caramel with sea salt flakes)
  • Luxx Chocolat LLC Cinnamon Buns: cinnamon caramel studded with Georgian pecans
  • Oakland Chocolate Co. Caramels Macchiato
  • McCrea's Candies Black Lava Sea Salt Caramels

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