Complete Chocolate Lover’s Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area

2012 GMC

Some SFBA chocolatiers recognized as best in America


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2012 GMCCongratulations to local chocolatiers, CocoTutti3-5 cup chocolatier and The Tea Room Chocolates, for being named 2012 Grand Master Chocolatiers by TasteTV, sponsors of the popular SF International and Napa Luxury Chocolate Salons.  This is the 1st year CocoTutti and The Tea Room were named Grand Masters. Last year, they both won Excellence awards.

The International Chocolate Salon Awards for the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2011 TasteTV Chocolate Salons.

Other local 2012 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America named by TasteTV include some perennial favorites:

2012 MCMaster Award Winners

  • Jade Chocolates
  • Kollar Chocolates
  • Monterey Chocolate Company
  • Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates
  • Toffee Talk

Of the Master Award winners, only Jade is a returning champ. The other four winners are new to the list.

Excellence Awards Winners

  • 2012 EAAlter Eco
  • Au Coeur Des Chocolats
  • Clarine’s Florentines
  • Dandelion Chocolate
  • Dolce Bella Chocolates and Cafe
  • Gateau et Ganache
  • Ghirardelli
  • Guittard Chocolate Company
  • Kika’s Treats
  • Landru Chocolates
  • Neo Cocoa
  • Plumeria Flours
  • Salt Side Down Chocolates
  • Saratoga Chocolates
  • Sixth Course Artisan Confections
  • Snake & Butterfly
  • Socola Chocolatier
  • Sterling Confections
  • Toffeeology
  • Vice Chocolates

Last year’s local winners of best in America awards.

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Published February 9, 2012