The International Chocolate Awards for the Americas were announced on June 26 in New York City and we won three medals: Silver Medal – Prohibition Dark Milk Chocolate with Bourbon and Smoked Sea Salt Silver Medal – Espresso Dark Chocolate Bronze Medal – Dark Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs We are super excited to win three medals this year! It is a great honor to be recognized by the international chocolate community. Since the beginning our goal has been to make the highest quality chocolate, meaning it taste great and is ethically sourced. So we are proud of the farmers in Ecuador who grew the fantastic beans used in all three of these chocolates. All three award-winning bars plus the 2015 Good Food Award winning Fahrenheit 513 bar are available from our shop at Findlay Market, our online store and at select retailers throughout the Greater Cincinnati Region and the country. The Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar is dairy free and vegan friendly.
Our newest bar is Pirua Blanco, a 65% dark chocolate from Peruvian cocoa beans. Piura is a northern region of Peru bordering on Ecuador. The beans are a rare Criollo variety with a pale white color ‘Blanco’ when raw. At 65% dark the chocolate has a semi-sweet honey and plum fruit flavor. The bars are available now in our Findlay Market factory store and in our online store.
You can now enjoy our popular in-house drinking chocolate at home with 65% Dark Drinking Chocolate Mix! Made from our single origin Ecuador and Peru cocoa beans, this 65% dark chocolate creates the perfect balance of rich chocolate and sweetness. Inside the reclosable bag you’ll find 9 oz. of pulverized chocolate mix-easy to melt and mix at home. Makes approximately six 8 oz servings. Find our 65% Dark Drinking Chocolate Mix online and in our factory-retail shop today.
On Monday, June 29th, Scott and I accepted a silver medal from the International Chocolate Awards for our Prohibition Bar, a bourbon 60% dark milk chocolate bar with bourbon smoked sea salt. We are honored to be recognized alongside many of the world’s finest chocolate makers. “The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognizing excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate. By making consumers more aware of the hard work and craft that goes into the best fine chocolate products, the International Chocolate Awards helps the fine chocolate industry to grow. By helping to identify the best chocolate made with the best cacao, we hope to help chocolate makers, chocolatiers and cacao farmers continue to succeed at producing the world’s best fine cacao and fine chocolate. The judges include a wide range of experts, tasters, pastry chefs, food journalists, bloggers, sommeliers, and chefs from Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.” We are excited to have won the International Chocolate Award so soon after winning the 2015 Good Food Award. We are very proud to have recognized by our peers especially since we have only been in business for one year.…