December 19th: CHOCOLATEMISSION AWARDS 2009 - Part 1


The awards ceremony starts today and kicking off the first annual CHOCOLATEMISSION Awards 2009 I today bring you the winners for Selection Box of the Year 2009.

*Drumroll* ...... and in 3rd place we have ....

Hotel Chocolat The Sleekster Season of Love Selection:

This was a Valentines Day selection box sent to me last February and included 15 wonderfully crafted pieces. With caramels, truffles, pralines and boozie fillings aplenty this was really a memorable selection that remains long in the memory! With the wonderful of presentation this scored a stonking 9.3 out of 10 ... See the review HERE!

*Drumroll* ...... and in 2nd place we have ....

Chocolateque Assorted Selection

I was approached by a couple of young budding Belgian entrepreneurs in September who were looking to make their mark of the Chocolate market with their freshly made, hand crafted Belgian chocolates. Indeed, Thomas from Chocolateque was kind to send me a long a selection of head chocolatier Federic Bloondeel's finest ganaches and truffles ... and boy were they good. Be sure to check out the review ... See HERE.

*Drumroll* ...... and in 1st place we have ....




Hotel Chocolat The Sleekster Serious Dark Fix Selection

Winning the first ChocolateMission award of 2009 is this Hotel Chocolat Serious Dark Fix Selection. This selection box contained 16 different pieces varying from mini slabs, truffles, soft nut fillings, whole fillings ... everything .. it had the lot and with rich coating of dark chocolate. Scoring 9.3 out of 10 on the rating system like the Season of Love selection this holds pride of place of the overall leader board! Congrats Hotel Chocolat ... See HERE

COMING TOMORROW ... Biggest Surprise of 2009!!