Belize Chocolate Company announces that the company is the winner of a silver award for their milk chocolate bar at the International Chocolate Awards for 2018 Americas competition. The 2018 Americas competition saw a record number of entries from North and Latin America and the Caribbean with over 800 products entered by 130 chocolate companies from 16 different countries.
Belize Chocolate Company established in 2007, is a family owned bean to bar craft chocolate manufacturer based on Ambergris Caye. They process organic, direct trade cacao beans from small family farms in the Toledo district of Belize. Their products include a range of 70% dark chocolate with inclusions, milk and white chocolate, handmade truffles and bonbons, chocolate beauty products and other value added merchandise which they sell in their two chocolate boutiques in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
Owners Chris and Jo Beaumont expressed their gratitude to all their customers for their continued support and say they look forward to producing more award winning Belizean chocolate. “We are crazy excited,” commented Jo Beaumon. “We automatically get put into the world finals in Florence Italy. There is going to be some pretty stiff competition from Europe!”
The International Chocolate Awards founded in 2012 is an independent competition recognizing excellence in fine chocolate making. As the World’s only fully independent international fine chocolate competition, their aim is to support companies producing fine chocolate. By helping these markets to grow and develop, they also aim to support the farmers that grow fine cacao.
Competitions are held in a growing number of countries and regions around the world, including Italy, the UK, USA, Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium with more competitions added each year. Winners of the regional competitions are judged together at the World Final, which celebrates the best entries of the year. Judges include a wide range of experts, tasters, pastry chefs, food journalists, bloggers, sommeliers, and chefs
The 2018 Americas competition saw a record number of entries from North and Latin America and the Caribbean with over 800 products entered by 130 chocolate companies from 16 different countries.