Monday, July 27, 2009

Awards for the July 12th CHOCOLATE SALON Announced

After excited attendees in the Northwest on Sunday enjoyed exceptional chocolate, confection, wine & tea offerings as part of the national Chocolate Stimulus Plan, The Awards for the 2nd Annual SEATTLE CHOCOLATE SALON have been selected by our team of expert panelists, and can be seen on the Salon website here.


Sample Chocolate Salon Awards include

  • Best Dark Chocolate: Amano Artisan Chocolate
  • Best Truffle: Suess Chocolates
  • Most Artistic Designs: William Dean Chocolates
  • Best Flavored Chocolate: Posh Chocolat
  • Best Flavored Chocolate Bar: Divine Chocolate
  • New Product Award: Amano Artisan Chocolate / Posh Chocolat / Marco Polo Designs' Chocolate Jewelry

  • Sample Press Reviews:

    MetBlogs Seattle here
    AmazonBlogs - Al Dente here
    Valentina Vitals photos can also be seen here.

    And a great selection of Flickr photos here

    Sample Attendee Reviews:

    Says the Aly M. on Yelp: "Sooooooooooo tired of chocolate right now. I never thought that would happen. But, it was freakin amazing. I liked so many things, but it was also nice to find things I didn't like--it shows there was a nice variety there....."

    Adds Nancy B. on Yelp: "For the second year TasteTV put on an amazing event with...vendors at the Bell Harbor Convention Center. Jewelry, Spa products, wine... oh how there were so much more than truffles this year!!! ."

    Plus says Inna B. on Yelp: "This was one crazy delicious event that left plenty of folks in a chocolate coma... The chocolate samples ranged from good to being a flavor explosion/party in your mouth.. and a lot of them looked almost too beautiful to eat. Many of them had some interesting flavors and... well, let's just say I'm probably no longer going to my regular shopping-mall chocolate stores when buying fancy chocolate as a gift. There are simply too many amazing little chocolate companies that so many people have not even heard of!."

    Many thanks to our talented and prestigious panelists, as well as volunteers and speakers, including Joseph Whinney (Founder & CEO of Theo Chocolate), Lauren Adler (Founder & Chief Chocophile of Chocolopolis), and Lisa Francoise Schafer (Owner & Creator of Chocolate Spa 'Sweet Beauty'). We also want to thank the staff from the Bell Harbor Conference Center.


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    October 11 2009: Los Angeles

    March 2010: San Francisco
    May 2010: Chicago

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