Chocolate & Wine Cruise on the Bay Spring Edition

Chocolate & Wine Cruise on the Bay Spring Edition

Join us for The Spring Edition of the Chocolate & Wine Cruise Because it was great fun the previous times, a grand adventure, and sold out, we will be going on a Spring Chocolate & Wine Cruise on the Bay on May 6th. The day's adventure takes place onboard a luxury yacht, where you will taste wines from a local winemaker, along with samples from a curated selection of local chocolatiers and culinary artisans. Walk among the various chocolatiers and experience their latest creations. Explore and luxuriate on the yacht, and enjoy it all during the 2-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Then take home some of that great chocolate and wine you've discovered and purchased onboard for continued enjoyment. The Chocolate Cruise is Limited to a lucky 130 attendees. RESERVE YOUR SPACE AND TICKETS HERE   VIDEO FROM THE FIRST CRUISE https://vimeo.com/197132521 TICKETS Must be over 21 years of age. $50/person. 1:00-3:00pm (yacht sets off at 1pm SHARP). RESERVE YOUR SPACE AND TICKETS HERE     To participate as a partner or vendor, please...
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2017 Chocolate AWARDS Call for Entries

2017 Chocolate AWARDS Call for Entries

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the following Chocolatier and Confection awards competition and event updates: ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON AWARDS COMPETITION: Best Chocolate Bars Top Toffee Best White Chocolate Best Bridal Chocolates Top Caramels Best Vegan Chocolate* (NEW) Best Spicy Chocolate* (NEW) Registration Now Open Registration closes in May (June for Caramels) Details and to Register here...
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Int’l CHOCOLATE SALON adds 2 New CHOCOLATE AWARD Categories for 2017

Int’l CHOCOLATE SALON adds 2 New CHOCOLATE AWARD Categories for 2017

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce that based on chocolatier requests, as well as trends in the artisan chocolate world, two new award competition categories* have been added for 2017. These new categories are for chocolates and confections in the following: BEST SPICY CHOCOLATE * (flavored by hot or picant spices or ingredients) BEST VEGAN CHOCOLATE * (including no animal products or by products) In addition, Registration is now open for the annual award competitions in these categories: BEST CARAMEL AWARDS SALON CHOCOLATE BAR AWARDS BRIDAL CHOCOLATE AWARD TOP TOFFEE AWARDS BEST WHITE CHOCOLATE AWARDS Juried "Best of Salon" Awards Competitions for the top artisan, gourmet and premium chocolates & confections in the listed categories. Judged by regional and national panels of food and media experts. Chocolatier attendance is NOT required to participate in these Juried product-submission only Awards Competitions. FOR MORE INFORMATION...
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2017 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Announced

2017 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Announced

TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announce the 2017 award winners for the title BEST CHOCOLATIERS AND CONFECTIONERS IN AMERICA The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Award winners are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2016 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Sacramento, and Fall (SF), as well as in the standalone Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Best Caramels, Toffees, Bars, Truffles, White Chocolate, Best Hot Cocoa and Drinking Chocolate, Top Design and Branding, and Best Bridal Chocolates. This year’s SIX STAR GRAND MASTERS are: Delysia Chocolatier Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates SELEUSS Chocolates Ticket Chocolate Chuao Chocolaier Amano Artisan Chocolate CocoTutti Chocolates cochu chocolatier David Bacco Chocolatier Luxx Chocolat All Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Winners are listed here. ...
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2nd Annual Chocolate Branding & Marketing Award Rankings

2nd Annual Chocolate Branding & Marketing Award Rankings

CHOCOLATE BRANDING & MARKETING AWARDS We are proud to present the results of the 2d Annual CHOCOLATE BRANDING & MARKETING AWARDS Competition. The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 2nd Annual CHOCOLATE BRANDING & MARKETING 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, and Marketing 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.   CHOCOLATE BRANDING AWARDS: TOP PACKAGING & DESIGN PICKS 1) Delysia Chocolatier: 5 STARS 2) Creighton's Chocolaterie (Wine Bars & Chocolate Bars): 4 STARS 2) Vivra Chocolate (Boston Bars & Inclusion Bars): 4 STARS 3) Tombo Toffee (Combo Box, 1 lb Bag): 3.5 STARS CHOCOLATE BRANDING AWARDS: TOP LOGO PICKS 1) Tombo Toffee:...
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3rd Annual Truffle Artistry Award Winners

3rd Annual Truffle Artistry Award Winners

3rd Annual Truffle Artistry Awards We are proud to present the results of the 3rd Annual TRUFFLE ARTISTRY AWARDS Competition. The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 3rd Annual CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE ARTISTRY 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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5.0 STARS 4.5 STARS 4.0 STARS 3.5 STARS 3.0 STARS BEST EXTERIOR DESIGN 5.0 STARS cochu chocolatier Gin & Tonic " Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier Blood Orange " Chocolat Celeste Box Set " flying noir box set " 4.5 STARS cochu chocolatier Lychee...
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3rd Annual Hot Chocolate Award Winners

3rd Annual Hot Chocolate Award Winners

3rd Annual Hot Chocolate Awards We are proud to present the results of the 3rd Annual HOT CHOCOLATE AWARDS Competition. The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 3rd Annual HOT CHOCOLATE 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. 4.5 STARS 4.0 STARS 3.5 STARS 3.0 STARS BEST TEXTURE 4.5 STARS Ticket Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup " 4.0 STARS Ticket Chocolate Dark Chocolate Orange " Ticket Chocolate Hazelnut Hot " Amara Chocolate & Coffee Gran Criollo " Delysia Chocolatier Dark " Delysia Chocolatier Peppermint " 3.5 STARS Laurie's Chocolates ChocoMinty " NOMU Decadent Hot Chocolate " 3.0...
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San Francisco Chocolate Salon returns on March 18th for 11th Year

San Francisco Chocolate Salon returns on March 18th for 11th Year

Chocolate lovers, get ready for a world of premium chocolate! The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate Show on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 11th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, March 18th, 2017 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Returning for an 11th year, the San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON participants includes chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans throughout the entire Garden Level at the Hotel Kabuki in the heart of the City. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas. Salon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks and ongoing interviews by TasteTV’s Chocolate Television program. Previous 2016 participants included: Amano Artisan Chocolate Fera'wyn's Artisan Chocolates Alter Eco Kindred Cooks William Dean Chocolates flying noir Starchild Chocolate CACOCO Firefly Chocolate Verde Vivo Tea Socola Chocolatier Jade Chocolates Hot Chocolat CocoTutti DAVIDsTEA Prager Winery & Port Works/SFWA Be...
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Sacramento Chocolate Salon returns on January 28th

Sacramento Chocolate Salon returns on January 28th

Returning for a 4th year, the Sacramento Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants includes chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of California’s most central regions. Salon highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks and ongoing interviews by TasteTV’s Chocolate Television program. www.SacChocolateSalon.com ...
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Chocolate & Wine Cruise on the Bay 3rd Edition

Chocolate & Wine Cruise on the Bay 3rd Edition

Join us for The Thirdy Edition of the Chocolate & Wine Cruise Because it was great fun both times, a grand adventure, and sold out, we will be going on a third Chocolate & Wine Cruise on the Bay on February 11th. The day's adventure takes place onboard a luxury yacht, where you will taste wines from a local winemaker, along with samples from a curated selection of local chocolatiers and culinary artisans. Walk among the various chocolatiers and experience their latest creations. Explore and luxuriate on the yacht, and enjoy it all during the 2-hour cruise on the San Francisco Bay. Then take home some of that great chocolate and wine you've discovered and purchased onboard for continued enjoyment. The Chocolate Cruise is Limited to a lucky 130 attendees. RESERVE YOUR SPACE AND TICKETS HERE   The 1st Edition winery was Social Impact and the chocolatiers included: Rainy Day Chocolate, Heavenly taste toffee, flying noir, Kindred Cooks, Starchild Chocolate, and R & J Toffees. VIDEO FROM THE FIRST...
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