We won! Announced today, we are the proud winners of no less than FIVE 2018 Academy of Chocolate Awards. 

The entries came from over 45 countries and were judged by the royalty of the chocolate world, including Luke Frost of Valrhona and Keith Hurdman from Felchlin. Also part of the panel of judges were Andrew Baker of The Telegraph, Charles Metcalfe MW and Spencer Hyman of Cocoa Runners, as well as some of the UK’s most prominent chocolate bloggers and food writers. Up against some tough international brands such as Hotel Chocolat we won! 5 times! Sorry, did we already mention that? 

We were competing among some amazing international brands and we are so proud to have come away with 5 awards for our chocolate.

Here’s a list of our 2017 winners: –

BRONZE – Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar – Snowdon Pudding 72% Madagascan Sambirano (based on an old steam pudding recipe and flavoured with lemon zest)

BRONZE – Filled Chocolate – Alcohol Ganache – Blue Slate Gin (from the local Dinorwig Distillery)

BRONZE – Filled Chocolates – Fruit, Floral, Spice or Infusion Ganache – Gingerbread Ganache

BRONZE – Filled Chocolates – Nut Filled – Hazelnut, muscovado and raspberry praline

BRONZE – Filled Chocolates – Nut Filled – Honey roast almond and bee pollen praline (using honey produced by local bee keeper John Ankers)

If you know Baravelli’s then you will know that we are passionate about our chocolate and in using locally sourced ingredients and we are delighted that two of our chocolates feature other local producers. We love where we live and work and collaborating with other producers and artists means that together we are taking North Wales to the global food and drink stage.

The Academy of Chocolate was founded in 2005 and campaigns for better chocolate and to promote a greater awareness of the difference between fine chocolate and the mass-produced chocolate confectionery which most of us eat. We in the chocolate world covet their awards and means that we are competing at the highest level in the chocolate world.

The Academy Award Winners – On Sale Early Next Week. 

The selection contains: 1. Cashew and sesame praline (white), 2. Hazelnut, muscovado and raspberry praline 3. Blue Slate Gin ganache 4. Honey roast almond and bee pollen praline 5. Pecan and muscovado praline 6. Gingerbread ganache

Boxes of 6 chocolates – £6.00, other sizes available.