We are proud to present the results of the 2017 SPICY CHOCOLATE AWARDS Competition.

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 2017 SPICY 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.

Best Ingredient Combinations

GOLD

  • Delysia Chocolatier Honey sriracha chocolate truffle

SILVER

  • BLINK Azteca, Malabar cinnamon & cayenne
  • Vivra Chocolate Curry Cashew
  • Xchocol'Art Gourmet Chocolate Box of Spicy Chocolates

BRONZE

  • cochu chocolatier racha bar
  • flying noir A Spicy Quaternity
  • Laurie's Chocolates Aztec Bark
  • Serena Lissy Chocolate Texas Heat
  • The Chocolate Fetish Black Thai Affair Truffle
  • The Cocoa Exchange Aztec Spice Slab Sweet and Heat
  • Tombo Toffee Cayenne - No. 2

Best Taste

GOLD

  • Vivra Chocolate Curry Cashew
  • Xchocol'Art Gourmet Chocolate Box of Spicy Chocolates

SILVER

  • BLINK Azteca, Malabar cinnamon & cayenne
  • Delysia Chocolatier Honey sriracha chocolate truffle
  • Tombo Toffee Cayenne - No. 2

BRONZE

  • Ethereal Confections Caramel Inferno truffle
  • flying noir A Spicy Quaternity
  • la Cascade du Chocolat Phoenix
  • Laurie's Chocolates Triple Chili Truffles
  • The Chocolate Fetish Chili Cocoa Nib Round
  • UliMana Chocolate Mayan Truffles

Best Texture

GOLD

  • BLINK Azteca, Malabar cinnamon & cayenne
  • Laurie's Chocolates Aztec Bark
  • Tombo Toffee Cayenne - No. 2
  • Xchocol'Art Gourmet Chocolate Box of Spicy Chocolates

SILVER

  • Ethereal Confections Caramel Inferno truffle
  • flying noir A Spicy Quaternity
  • la Cascade du Chocolat Phoenix
  • Laurie's Chocolates Triple Chili Truffles
  • Vivra Chocolate Curry Cashew

BRONZE

  • ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Masala chai spice ganache
  • Chuao Chocolatier Firecracker
  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates Dark Hot Mama
  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates Cucumber
  • Delysia Chocolatier Ghost pepper dark chocolate bark
  • Ethereal Confections Scorpion Pecan Inclusion Bar
  • SAPORE DELLA VITA LLC Hot Little Number Bar
  • The Chocolate Fetish Black Thai Affair Truffle
  • The Chocolate Fetish Chili Cocoa Nib Round
  • Whetstone Chocolates Datil Truffle

Most Unique

GOLD

  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates Cucumber

SILVER

  • flying noir A Spicy Quaternity

BRONZE

  • Chuao Chocolatier Firecracker
  • Delysia Chocolatier Honey sriracha chocolate truffle

Best Spicy Chocolate

GOLD

  • BLINK Azteca, Malabar cinnamon & cayenne
  • Chuao Chocolatier Firecracker
  • Chuao Chocolatier Spicy Maya
  • la Cascade du Chocolat Phoenix
  • The Chocolate Fetish Chili Cocoa Nib Round

SILVER

  • ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Masala chai spice ganache
  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates Dark Hot Mama
  • Ethereal Confections Scorpion Pecan Inclusion Bar
  • flying noir A Spicy Quaternity
  • Laurie's Chocolates Aztec Bark
  • Xchocol'Art Gourmet Chocolate Box of Spicy Chocolates

BRONZE

  • NA

STAR RATINGS

4.5 STARS

  • Tombo Toffee Cayenne - No. 2
  • la Cascade du Chocolat Phoenix

4 STARS

  • flying noir A Spicy Quaternity
  • Vivra Chocolate Curry Cashew
  • BLINK Azteca, Malabar cinnamon & cayenne
  • Chuao Chocolatier Spicy Maya
  • Ethereal Confections Scorpion Pecan Inclusion Bar
  • Xchocol'Art Gourmet Chocolate Box of Spicy Chocolates "

3.5 STARS

  • Olive & Sinclair
  • Chuao Chocolatier Firecracker
  • The Chocolate Fetish Chili Cocoa Nib Round
  • Delysia Chocolatier Honey sriracha chocolate truffle
  • Laurie's Chocolates Aztec Bark
  • The Chocolate Fetish Black Thai Affair Truffle
  • Ethereal Confections Caramel Inferno truffle
  • SAPORE DELLA VITA LLC Hot Little Number Bar
  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates Cucumber
  • Laurie's Chocolates Triple Chili Truffles
  • Whetstone Chocolates Datil Truffle

3 STARS

  • The Cocoa Exchange Aztec Spice Slab Sweet and Heat
  • UliMana Chocolate Mayan Truffles
  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates Dark Hot Mama
  • Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates C.P.
  • ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Masala chai spice ganache
  • Serena Lissy Chocolate Texas Heat
  • Delysia Chocolatier Ghost pepper dark chocolate bark
  • cochu chocolatier racha bar
  • Delysia Chocolatier Jamaican jerk salsa chocolate truffle

JUDGES' COMMENTS

FAVORITES

Blink Azteca

Seleuss Vegan Coconut

flying noir and vivra

Tombo Toffee Cayenne

Laurie's Chocolates Aztec Bark

The Chocolate Fetish

flying noir A Spicy Quaternity, Blink Azteca Bark, Whetstone Datil Truffles.

La Cascade

 

COMMENTS

Chuao is always great. Chubby Chipmunk is unique, interesting, very delicious, and has great packaging.

Flying Noir -- artful masterpieces hidden in rustic boxes.

Chuao Firecracker -- most unexpected tongue-sensation of the year.

Tombo -- irresistible packaging.

Only one toffee, but it was good. Nice balance of nuts, sweetness and heat.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO CHOCOLATIERS

Vivra is a great product but logo and packaging seems a bit drug store ish. We'd love to see them with more interesting logo. We like the photo of the inclusions! --//-- Though this was a little too spicy for our pallette, we LOVE the cleverness of Lick My Spoon label and packaging and appreciate the effectiveness of the simple packaging with no waste. --//-- Appreciate the uniqueness of the Flying Noir packaging with the hand painted wrap and the thick rubber band. It's appealing and different. --//-- Tombo toffee nice packaging and not too sweet. Nice salt finish.LOVE this local company

Chocolates with a little flavor, spice, enhancements like sea salt, popping candy (Chuao!) are great. It's hard though to maintain the balance and not overwhelm the genuine cocoa taste with hot peppers. Please keep in mind we're still looking for dessert, not a heat shock when we reach for a nicely packaged bar of our beloved familiar color. All packaging is very enticing, which is wonderful!

 

 

 

 


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