Sweet success for Hampshire chocolatiers

Sweet success for Hampshire chocolatiers

Hampshire's talented chocolate makers proved their skills at the recent Academy of Chocolate Awards held at Claridges Hotel in London.

A record breaking 1,200 entries made up of chocolate produced in more than 45 countries were judged by the panel of experts. There was a significant increase in chocolate made by smaller producers - reflecting growing awareness of the origin, craft and sustainability of real chocolate.

Hampshire's medal winners:

Chocolate by Miss Witt
Mulberry and Lemon Cheescake - Silver
Espresso Chocolate - Bronze

JK Fine Chocolates
Hazelnut Caramel Triple Truffle - Bronze
Jaggery Panela Tripple Truffle - Bronze

Lime Wood Hotel
Maracaibo Criolat Wattleseed and Hazelnut - Silver
Maracaibo Grand Cru Strawberry and Lemon Myrtle - Silver
Edelweisse Cherry Bakewell - Bronze

Winchester Cocoa 
Marc de Champagne Truffle - Bronze
Calamansi and Banana Caramel - Bronze


Academy Chairman Sara Jayne Stanes OBE said: “We are particularly happy about the overall quality, craftsmanship and enthusiasm shown in the entries. We are thrilled at the talent and creativity of newcomers, and we applaud the constant brilliance and expertise of regular entrants.”

The panel of expert judges assessed a record-breaking number of entries from across the world. Sara Jayne added: “With so many incredible entries, the task of determining our winners was harder than ever. We were looking for complexity and innovation, stunning appearance and a beautiful melt. And in our special award winners this is precisely what we found.”