Record number of gold awards for chocolate makers from across world

The Academy of Chocolate has today announced the final results of its annual competition – awarding a record number of gold accreditations to chocolate makers from across the globe.   With Covid-19 enforced restrictions delaying the judging, virtual and in-person tastings have been conducted by leading names in the chocolate sector over the course of the last eight weeks.    The 47 ‘gold’ …

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Interview with Oba Dokum Thomson (His Royal Majesty the Oloni of Eti-Oni, State of Osun, Nigeria)

A visionary and innovator, Oba DokumThomson (His Royal Majesty the Oloni of Eti-Oni, State of Osun, Nigeria), has a passion for Nigerian cacao farming. As well as advocating for better conditions for women in the cocoa industry, he is working hard to ensure it is a productive and highly-rewarding asset to local communities. We spoke …

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Entries from new producers signals continued growth of global fine chocolate sector

More than 100 new producers from almost 60 countries have entered The Academy of Chocolate Awards, marking the continued growth of chocolate producers from across the world. Debut submissions came from Bali, Estonia, Uzbekistan and Zambia, in what has been another remarkable year for the awards. As with the previous year, increased consumer awareness of …

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World’s most prestigious chocolate awards are open for entries

PRESS RELEASE 25 November 2019 The Academy of Chocolate annual awards have now opened for entries, seeking to identify and showcase the world’s most talented chocolate producers and their products. Chocolatiers and chocolate makers are able to enter multiple products across five key categories – bars, filled chocolates, drinking chocolate, chocolate spreads and brand awareness, …

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