Chocolatier wins pair of international awards

Mawdesley based Choc Amor has returned from the International Chocolate Awards World Finals with a pair of awards.

The ceremony took place in the Palacio de los Capitanes, Antigua, Guatemala, where Choc Amor was crowned World Award Winners with a Silver in the ‘Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring’ category for its Turkish Charm and a further award in the Special Chocolate Tasters category - ‘Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring.’ For this, they won a bronze for their Kalamata Olive Oil chocolate bar.

The judging panel for the International Chocolate Awards World Final was made up of members of a Grand Jury and international judges including Certified Tasters of the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting, who travelled to Guatemala to judge the thousands of submissions from across the globe.

The judges were joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

Paul Williams, director of innovations at Choc Amor, said: “We are delighted to add a further two World Award Winners for our flavoured chocolate.

We are extremely proud to be the only UK Chocolatier to win one of these very prestigious awards.

"This year, in addition to the main awards, a new category of Special Chocolate Tasters’ prizes was announced, to be judged by the alumni and Certified Tasters of the International Institute of Chocolate and Cacao Tasting. We are extremely proud to be the only UK Chocolatier, firstly to be nominated and then to go on and win one of these very prestigious awards.

Paul added: “As an independent chocolatier based in a small village in Lancashire, to win two such distinguished awards proves that hard work, a great team and determination are all that’s needed and I hope it inspires others to do the same."

Choc Amor produces small-batch, uniquely flavoured chocolate using single-origin chocolate. It is made on-site at its studio at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley where visitors can watch the chocolate being made.

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