A panorama of chocolate from around the world and from home
The winners of the Academy of Chocolate for 2015 have been announced
We can be proud of the Hungarian chocolate manufacturers, as they have proven well in more than one category. We find Rózsavölgyi chocolate, Tibor Szántó, Zangio, chocoMe and Fabric chocolate among the award winners.
The Rózsavölgyi chocolates were among the best with winning medals in several categories this year as well. Among the best black chocolates, in the “Bean-to-bar” category the Madagascar Criollo a Pureto Cabello and the Porcelana got bronze medals. In the best flavored milk chocolate category, the caramelized lavender bar got silver medals. In the best bonbon chocolate category the bergamot and Gouda cheese flavored received silver. Gold medal was given for the hot chocolate packaging, and silver was given for the bergamot packaging.
Tibor Szántó received bronze medal for his Baracoa Cuba bar in the best “Bean-to-bar” above 80% dark chocolate category.
The chocoMe received medals in several categories. Two different flavored raffinées got bronze medals (Avola almond raffinée, Piemonte hazelnut raffinée). The pecan nut raffinée got also bronze medal in the caramell flavour category.
In the best flavored dark chocolate category the Fabric received bronze medal for their chocolate bar, 66%, originating from Chiapas, Mexico, made of organic cocoa beans.
I think I can say that the Hungarian chocolate manufacturers have gotten their names listed on the tableau of the big international chocolate manufacturers.
In the following parts, in the form of short entries, I am going to present those manufacturers that are worth to know, in my opinion.
Tibor Szántó began as a sommelier and continued as a chocolatier. He created his first chocolates in 2007, mostly as a result of experiences and motivation collected during his trips in northern Italy. Once you taste a really good chocolate then you become reluctant...read more
It was founded by Albéric Guironnet, French pastry chef, in 1922. Since the founding of the manufactory, they prepare one of the world's best raw ingredient for chocolate. Many Hungarian chocolate manufacturers are using ingredients of Valrhona. Most of their...read more
The following chocolate makers do not have to be introduced, I assume, yet I will introduce them. You need to be familiar with them by all means.
The Rózsavölgyi chocolate manufactory was founded by Katalin Csiszár and her husband, Zsolt Szabad in 2004. In the beginning their main profile was the production of bonbon chocolates, but nowadays their chocolate bars made by own chocolate can achieve excellent...read more
The history of Amadei family is certainly known by many people, but for those who are not familiar it's time to get acquainted with them. Cecilia Tessier had a big dreamed of making the world's best chocolate. And she more or less made it. The rest is a matter of...read more