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. We have received overwhelming positive feedback from Cincinnati and now from industry experts. This recognition drives us to excel in our craft in order to bring Cincinnati some of the world’s best chocolate.
Our inspiration for the Prohibition bar came from the great state of Kentucky in which we personally live – just over the river from Cincinnati. Kentucky is the worldwide home of bourbon so it only made sense to pair the two. Through a number of test batches, we found the dark milk chocolate with bourbon and bourbon smoked sea salt created the perfect balance of chocolate, oaky bourbon sweetness, and salt. The flavors complement one another to create a complex and delicious flavor. There’s no surprise that it’s been our most popular bar with over 5000 sold since its introduction last November. Stop by today to sample our Prohibition chocolate or pick up a bar online.