Award Winning Amedei Chocolates – Porcelana, Toscano Black 70, Acero 95, Toscano Red, Cocoa and Hazelnut Spread Cream have been awarded by the Academy of Chocolate in London among the best chocolates in the world in 2020.
With these latest awards, Amedei reaches 92 awards, collected over the years at a national and international level, continuing to confirm its values of quality, craftsmanship and taste over time.
The Academy of Chocolate is an independent membership body that promotes real chocolate. This is achieved by working with manufacturers, producers and retailers to raise awareness and understanding of the role chocolate plays in society and overall wellbeing.
The Academy showcases great taste, encourages sustainable and ethical production, and provides educational opportunities.
Sara Jayne Stanes OBE, founder, Academy of Chocolate, said: “Having started the Awards with some of my fellow judges back in 2005 with a handful of products from Europe, I could not be more inspired to have so many exceptional chocolates – and I mean exceptional – among our winners this year. And the movement is truly global. I hope that the Academy of Chocolate and its endeavours have had a hand in this evolution.”
For the 2020 awards, the 47 ‘gold’ accreditations have marked a significant increase from previous years, signalling a major shift in the quality of bean to bar production in particular.
The newly awarded bars have seen a rise in the use of Indian cacao, notably from the Idukki region of Kerala, with its ideal cacao growing conditions. Ecuadorean, Madagascan and Peruvian cacao continues to shine, often inspiring great social enterprise partnerships.
Flavour profiles featured heavily last year with classics such as coffee or rum, while the awards have seen continued experimentation and use of less usual ingredients such as chanterelle mushrooms, black garlic and shrimp curry.
The awards have seen the emergence of newcomers to the chocolate world, alongside strong growth in quality of previous entrants and established brands.
The full list of winners can be found here