2017 AoC Awards
Judging in the ninth Academy of Chocolate Awards is now complete and results in all Categories are listed within the relevant sections The volume of entries, particularly in the Bean to Bar categories, has been exceptionally high, and the bar for achieving Gold - or indeed any Award - has risen in accordance with the exceptional quality of entries.
The Awards attract entries from producers all over the world and recognise some of the world's finest chocolates. They are judged by the Academy of Chocolate and by a panel of international journalists, chefs, pastry chefs and experts in chocolate and food. The judges pay particular attention to the appearance, depth of aroma, flavour, length and complexity of the chocolate.
The winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are listed below. A Golden Bean may be awarded to the best bean to bar chocolate within the Bean to Bar Categories. If a winning chocolate is made in partnership, e.g., between a grower and a manufacturer, each will be awarded a Golden Bean. A Golden Bonbon may also be awarded to a Filled Chocolate attracting exceptionally high marks. Golden Bean and Bonbon winners and any Special Awards will be announced at the Awards Party taking place in July.