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

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the 2017 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 Caramel Exterior Design

GOLD

  • GerDan Chocolates Rhubarb & Ginger

SILVER

  • Serena Lissy Chocolate The Tropika
  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar

BRONZE

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • Gem Chocolates Rosemary-Olive Oil Caramel with Sea Salt
  • Solasta Chocolate Blue Box Set

Best Ingredient Combinations

GOLD

  • Dallas Caramel Company Lemon Meringue Caramel

SILVER

  • Gem Chocolates Toasted Black Sesame Caramel
  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar

BRONZE

  • Chuao Chocolatier Joy Filled Firecracker
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier hazelnut macchiato
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • GerDan Chocolates Rhubarb & Ginger
  • The Secret Chocolatier Caramel Peanut Cup

Best Taste

GOLD

  • Dallas Caramel Company Lemon Meringue Caramel

SILVER

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier hazelnut macchiato
  • Gem Chocolates Toasted Black Sesame Caramel

BRONZE

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • Serena Lissy Chocolate The Tropika
  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar
  • The Secret Chocolatier Caramel Peanut Cup

 

Best Packaging (External)

GOLD

  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar

SILVER

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier hazelnut macchiato

BRONZE

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Chipotle Caramel
  • Coover Caramels
  • Dallas Caramel Company Lemon Meringue Caramel

HONORABLE MENTION

  • ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Fleur du sel caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • Delysia Chocolatier Dulce de leche - white chocolate blended
  • Delysia Chocolatier Smoked salted cigar caramel
  • SAPORE DELLA VITA Cardamom Rose Caramel
  • Solasta Chocolate Blue Box Set
  • Solasta Chocolate Orange Box Set

Most Unique

GOLD

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • Gem Chocolates Toasted Black Sesame Caramel

SILVER

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier hazelnut macchiato
  • Dallas Caramel Company Lemon Meringue Caramel
  • GerDan Chocolates Rhubarb & Ginger

BRONZE

  • Serena Lissy Chocolate The Tropika
  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar

Top Caramels

GOLD

  • Gem Chocolates Toasted Black Sesame Caramel
  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar

SILVER

  • Chuao Chocolatier Joy Filled Firecracker
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier hazelnut macchiato
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • Dallas Caramel Company Lemon Meringue Caramel
  • Serena Lissy Chocolate The Tropika

BRONZE

  • ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Fleur du sel caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate
  • cochu chocolatier Ginger Caramel
  • Coover Caramels
  • Delysia Chocolatier Smoked salted cigar caramel
  • Gem Chocolates Rosemary-Olive Oil Caramel with Sea Salt
  • GerDan Chocolates Rhubarb & Ginger
  • SAPORE DELLA VITA Cardamom Rose Caramel
  • The Secret Chocolatier Caramel Peanut Cup

STAR RATINGS

4.5 STARS

  • Dallas Caramel Company Lemon Meringue Caramel
  • Serena Lissy Chocolate The Tropika
  • SWEET55 Caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar

4 STARS

  • Gem Chocolates Rosemary-Olive Oil Caramel with Sea Salt
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier hazelnut macchiato
  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Morello Cherry Caramel
  • Gem Chocolates Toasted Black Sesame Caramel
  • cochu chocolatier Ginger Caramel

3.5 STARS

  • CocoVaa Chocolatier Chipotle Caramel
  • The Secret Chocolatier Caramel Peanut Cup
  • Chuao Chocolatier Joy Filled Firecracker
  • Coover Caramels
  • Dallas Caramel Company Horned Toad TxTurtle
  • Dallas Caramel Company Salted Chocolate Caramel

3 STARS

  • GerDan Chocolates Rhubarb & Ginger
  • Chuao Chocolatier Salt Butter Caramel Bonbon
  • SAPORE DELLA VITA LLC Cardamom Rose Caramel
  • Delysia Chocolatier Dulce de leche - white chocolate blended
  • Delysia Chocolatier Smoked salted cigar caramel

 

JUDGES' FAVORITES

  • Sweet55's caramel with Muscovado Sugar, Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar
  • Coover Caramels
  • CocoVaa morello cherry tied with their hazelnut macchiato
  • Serena Lissy Chocoolate:The Tropika
 

JUDGES' COMMENTS

  • While unique textures and flavor combinations add interest to caramels, there is something to be said for a great classic plain caramel, too. The range of entries and artisan confectioners' creativity in this category exceeded our expectations.
  • CocoVaa chocolates were beautiful as well as extremely delicious and unique. Sweet 55 fabulous flavor and combination and texture

 

 


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