Lancashire’s Choc Amor is a triple award-winner at the Great Taste Awards 2022
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2022. Out of 14,500 products to be judged, Choc Amor of Mawdesley in Lancashire was awarded 3 Great Taste awards.
Paul Williams, Head Chocolatier at Choc Amor, located at Cedar Farm in Mawdesley said
“We were uncertain if we would enter any awards this year but decided last minute to go for it and we were delighted to have such positive news. This takes our overall awards tally to the magical number of 54. ( including Great Taste Awards, Academy of Chocolate Awards, International Chocolate Awards – British Finals & 7 World Finals).
This year’s three awards were:
A 2 Star Award was given for the Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Nibs Bar. This consists of a single origin Colombian 61% dark chocolate with Halen Mon Pure Sea Salt & Colombian Roasted Cocoa Nib. This 2 Star award is only 1 of 9 chocolate awards in this category. The judging panel said, “A good snap and berry fruit aroma. A pleasing creaminess that melts in the mouth. Beautifully balanced level of salt and the cocoa nibs add crunch and interest in texture. A moreish, grown-up chocolate.
A 1 Star award was given for the Dark Chocolate with Coffee Bar. This consists of a single origin Colombian 61% dark chocolate with coffee sourced from a local coffee roaster in Cedar Farm. The judging panel comments were :-The mellow coffee comes through beautifully without any harsh, ashy tones. It’s smooth and creamy with a gentle texture of ground coffee. Clever and harmonious.
A 1 Star award was given for the Dark Chocolate with Kalamata Olive Oil Bar. This consists of a single origin Colombian 61% dark chocolate flavoured with 1st Press Greek Kalamata Olive oil. The judging panel comments were :-This is an unusual combination, and we are very interested to try it. The bar is dark and glossy with a good snap. On tasting it is incredibly smooth and there are definite olive notes mingling with the bitter-sweet chocolate. It has a lovely, rounded finish too.
The Great Taste awards are judged by the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind tasting by hundreds of judges.