Belize Chocolate Company, wins the best overall in Americas with a GOLD award for their cocoa butter and a SILVER Award for their cocoa powder at the International Chocolate Awards for 2022 Americas competition. The prestigious 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 2022 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’s Cocoa Butter Wins Gold Award
Belize Chocolate Company’s Cocoa Powder Wins Silver Award
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. This year they decided to enter their cocoa butter and cocoa powder which they use in a variety of their chocolate products and drinks.
Owners Chris and Jo Beaumont said that they would like to thank the International Chocolate Awards for their promotion and support of the fine chocolate industry, and also all their customers for their continued support and they look forward to producing more award-winning Belizean chocolate and chocolate products.