Awards & Honors

INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON 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 previous year’s TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Monterey, Sacramento, and Fall (SF) and the standalone Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Best Caramels, Toffees, Bars, Truffles, White Chocolate, Chefs Roundtable, and Best Bridal Chocolates.

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SEATTLE CHOCOLATE SALON

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7TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES CHOCOLATE SALON
Chocolate Salon Tasting Panel Awards
Los Angeles, CA October 6, 2013

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Best White Chocolate Truffle
LASilver2013 Best Dark Chocolate
Most Delicious Ingredient Combo
Best Dark Chocolate Bar
Most Gifted Chocolatier
New Product Award
Best Chocolate Creation
LABronze2013
Best Gift Set

6TH ANNUAL SEATTLE CHOCOLATE SALON
Chocolate Salon Tasting Panel Awards
Seattle, WA May 5, 2013

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GOLD
Top Toffee

SILVER
Best White Truffle
Best White Chocolate Creation

BRONZE
Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience
Best Truffle

2012 INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE SALON AWARDS

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Chef Michael Poole was awarded the 2012 Master Award Medal by the International Chocolate Salon. 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 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Napa, Seattle, and Fall (SF) and Chocolate Salon Award Competitions for Chicago and the Bridal Category. Read More


THE FALL 2012 LUXURY CHOCOLATE SALON

Chocolate Salon Tasting Panel Awards
San Francisco, CA November 13, 2011

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Best Caramels

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Best Milk Chocolate
Best Gift Set
Best Milk Chocolate Bar

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Best Truffle
Most Delicious Ingredient Combo
Most Luxurious Chocolate Experience
Best Flavored Chocolate

  • MDP Signature Chocolates (now Hot Chocolat) was awarded medals in 8 different categories

4TH ANNUAL SEATTLE CHOCOLATE SALON
Chocolate Salon Tasting Panel Awards
Seattle, WA May 1, 2011

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Best Truffle
Top Artisan ChocolatierMost Delicious Ingredient Combo
Best Gift Set
Best Flavored Chocolate
Most Gifted Chocolatier
New Product Award

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Most Artistic Design

In addition to the above awards, MDP Signature Chocolates (now Hot Chocolat) was recognized as the Judges Personal Favorite. According to one of the judges:

“The white chocolate lemon meringue from MDP was the BEST combo of flavors and almost the only combo with white chocolate in the whole salon. (I saw three others, this was the BEST!!!)”