LA Chocolate Salon Awards – 2009


Congratulations to all the participants and winners of the 2009 LA Chocolate Salon.  The show was held in a larger space this year, which allowed more chocolate to be enjoyed…hooray!


amano chocolateTaking five of the top awards was Amano Chocolate:

  • Best Dark Chocolate – First Place
  • Best Milk Chocolate – First Place
  • Top Artisan Chocolatier – First Place
  • Best Dark Chocolate Bar – First Place
  • Best Milk Chocolate Bar – First Place

Drexelius Chocolates was one of the first to carry these bars since they were introduced to the public back in 2006.  We are proud to continue our relationship with this award-winning chocolate maker.  Enjoy the Amano bars today!


Original BeansOriginal Beans garnered these awards:

  • Best Milk Chocolate – Second Place
  • Best Dark Chocolate Bar – Second Place
  • Best Milk Chocolate Bar – Second Place
  • Best Presentation and Packaging – First Place
  • Best Organic and Fair Trade Products – Second Place
  • Best Flavored Chocolate Bar – Second Place

Not bad for a newbie company!  Try the Original Beans bars for yourself and let your tastebuds enjoy this wonderful chocolate.  Remember that when you buy a bar, they plant a tree!


Jade Chocolates logoI reviewed the Jade Chocolates Mahal bar in a previous post.  This young company also pulled in some great awards:

  • Best Milk Chocolate – Second Place
  • Most Delicious Ingredient Combinations – Second Place
  • Best Flavored Chocolate – Second Place
  • Best Dark Chocolate Bar – Third Place
  • Best in Salon – Second Place
  • Best Presentation and Packaging – First Place
  • Most Gifted Chocolatier – Second Place
  • Best Flavored Chocolate Bar – First Place

Look for the Jade Chocolates bars on our site soon.


Hope you had a great time and discovered a lot of yummy chocolate.  We’ll see you at the show next year in San Francisco!

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