JUNE 30, 2015 (IRVINE, CALIF.) – ChocXO Bean to Bar Chocolatier received 11 medals in the last 24 hours at two major chocolate competitions - the prestigious International Chocolate Awards and the International Chocolate Salon Awards.
Competing alongside entries from North and South America at the International Chocolate Awards on June 29, the Orange County company won a bronze medal each for its Camino Verde 72% single origin dark chocolate and the Tres Rios Limited Edition 68% single origin dark chocolate. Both chocolates were recognized in the Plain/Origin Dark Chocolate Bars category and will go on to compete in the World Finals this November.
ChocXO Bean to Bar Chocolatier earned an additional nine medals at the International Chocolate Salon Awards, which were announced this morning. Camino Verde 72% earned silver in the categories of Top Chocolate Bar and Best Taste. Fortunato Especial No. 4 80% won bronze medals for Best Taste, Best Texture and Best Dark Chocolate Bar while the Guantupí 75% took silver in the Best Dark Chocolate Bar category. All three of the gold medals were in the category of Best Graphic Design, one medal each for the packaging design on the Camino Verde, Guantupi and Fortunato Especial No. 4 80% chocolate bars.
The International Chocolate Awards and the International Chocolate Salon Awards are highly respected competitions created to recognize excellence in fine chocolate. Both competitions are judged by panels of chefs, culinary experts, pastry chefs and food journalists. More information about the competitions and full lists of winners can be found at www.internationalchocolateawards.com and http://www.artisanchocolateawards.com.
Boxes of tasting squares and individual 80 gram bars of all the ChocXO award-winning varieties are available at www.chocxo.com.
These 11 new medals join those that ChocXO won earlier this year at the seventh annual Academy of Chocolate Awards. The London-based competition awarded bronze medals to three of the company’s chocolates in the Best Dark Chocolate Bean-to-Bar Under 80% category including the Camino Verde 72% single origin, Guantupí 75% single origin, and the Tres Rios limited edition 68% single origin.
About ChocXO Bean to Bar Chocolatier
With factories located in Orange County, California and Delta, B.C., ChocXO is one of the West Coast’s premiere bean to bar chocolate factories. Using only fine flavor cacao beans, ChocXO combines an artisan approach with sophisticated technology to create one small batch of chocolate at a time. ChocXO is so proud of its process that it offers in-depth tours explaining its entire chocolate-making process beginning with raw cacao beans and ending with bars of smooth, decadent chocolate. Explore the chocolatier’s single origin chocolate bars, delightful truffles, chocolate barks, gifts and other chocolate treats at the factory and retail store located at 9461 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine, California. For hours, tour bookings, café locations, online shopping and more, please visit www.chocxo.com.