Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s that time of year again. A time when we dubiously latch on to another well known award ceremony to present you with our picks of the best of the last year on Chocablog!
We may not have Jon Stewart to host our award ceremonies, but we were lucky enough not to have a 3 month chocolatiers strike either. So I guess that makes us even.
So, without further ado, the winners of this year’s Chocster Awards are:
|Readers’ Choice Award
Back in January, we asked you to vote on your favourite chocolate we’ve reviewed over the last 12 months. It was a close run thing, but the reincarnated Cadbury Wispa was your choice!
|Best Speciality Chocolate
De Bondt ‘Aromatico’ Coriander Chocolate
Yup, that’s coriander in chocolate. And we love it.
|Best Everyday Chocolate
Milky Way Magic Stars
Potentially a controversial choice, we know. But there is something about Magic Stars that demands that you eat them until you’re sick. And in our strange way, we like that.
Lindt Petit Desserts Tiramisu
We simply adored the Petits Deserts range, but the judges have gone with this as the pick of the bunch. A definite must buy.
Hotel Chocolat Secrets & Desires
The chocolate in this Valentines Day box was wonderful, but the presentation made the simple act of opening the box an experience in itself.
|Best Chocolate In A Foreign Language
Goplana Klasyczna Gorzka Karmelowa
This deliciously dark caramel bar from Poland wasn’t around in my local shop for very long. Mostly because I ate it all, and now I want it back. Delicious.
|Best Antipodean Offering
Our Aussie reviewer Kath Lockett may have described Swiss Glory as ‘sensational’, but she’s also starting to feel a little left out, so this year we’re hoping some Australian chocolate companies will send her some samples to get her teeth into. Come on guys!
Yes, we’re giving a virtual award to a real life person! Emma’s range of Conscious Chocolate is so unique, distinctive and unlike anything you will have tried before, that we had to recognize the effort and love that she puts into creating her wonderful raw, vegan, sugar free chocolate products. Well done, Emma!
|Chocolate Raspberry Award
Montezuma’s Orange & Geranium Dark Chocolate
Our coveted ‘Chocolate Razzie’ for the worst chocolate we’ve tasted this year goes to a bar of chocolate that tasted a little like dirty dish water and had the most pretentious blurb on the back of the packaging that we’ve ever read.
Unfortunately, none of our winners can be here to receive their awards in person. Because we ate every last one of them (with the exception of Ms Jackman, who simply has better things to do, we imagine).