Best French chocolatiers for 2015

The Awards du Chocolat for 2015 were presented this afternoon in Paris at the annual Salon du Chocolat, which runs until Sunday, November 1.

Chocolate awards this year were given to Bello et Angeli – Les Chocolatiers, Toulouse (Award du Nouvel Entrant), La Cabosse Gourmande, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (Award de l’Espoir), Le Chocolat d’Emmanuel Briet, Epernay (Award de l’Harmonie), Chocolat Pascal, Bayonne (Award du Coup de Cœur), Id Sucrée, Laval (Award de la Recherche Créative), Pâtisserie-Chocolaterie Rigollot, Annecy (Award du Savoir-Faire), La Petite Rose, Paris (Award de la Chocolatière), Richart, Paris (Award de la Haute Chocolaterie), Schmitt Chocolatier, Gérardmer (Award des Saveurs) and Sylvain Lauwerier, Bois Colombes (Award de l’Excellence).

Among foreign chocolatiers, awards were given to Piccola Pasticceria, Italy (Award du Coup de Cœur) and Théobroma, Japan (Award de l’Excellence).

New this year are two special awards recognizing excellence among bean-to-bar chocolate makers. The winners are Marou, for Tien Gang dark chocolate (Award de la Tablette Noir) and Cluizel, for Maralumi milk chocolate (Award de la Tablette Lait).

Organised by Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat (CCC) and Salon du Chocolat, the annual chocolate awards recognize excellence among chocolatiers in France and abroad. The Paris-based CCC, founded in 1981, is an independent group of 150 serious chocolate enthusiasts who meet regularly for chocolate tastings and other chocolate-themed events. The Club also publishes an annual guide to the best chocolate shops in France.

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