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The Croqueurs de Chocolat 2017 Guide. The Awards!

The Croqueurs de Chocolat 2017 Guide. The Awards!


Ana Rodríguez

On October 28, Le Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat presented the 2017 edition of its guide at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, with approximately 200 addresses of the best chocolatiers in France and a selection of foreign professionals, as well as bars and brands.

The most emotional moment was the delivery of the awards for excellence 2016 to 10 French and two international artisans.

Awards for French chocolatiers

  • La Chocolaterie de Pont-Avent. “Award du Coup de Cœur”
  • La Chocolaterie du Blason. “Award de l’Harmonie des Saveurs”
  • Chocolaterie Duceau. “Award de l’Equilibre des Saveurs”
  • La Chocolaterie Henner Frères. “Award de l’Audace Créative”
  • Chocolaterie Olivier Vidal. “Award de l’Excellence”
  • T. “Award du Chocolatier Itinérant”
  • Edwart Chocolatier: “Award de l’Originalité”
  • Hasnaâ Chocolats Grands Crus. “Award de la Chocolatière”
  • Marc Verdant. “Award du Nouvel Entrant”
  • Pâtisserie Chocolaterie Eugène: “Award du Chocolat Pour Tous”

Awards for international chocolatiers

  • Oberweis (Luxembourg). “Award de l’Excellence”
  • Tokyo Chocolate (Japan). “Award du Coup de Cœur”

There was also acknowledgment of 14 “Incontournables” of French chocolate in 2016: Arnaud Larher (so good #7), Fabrice Gillotte, Franck Fresson, Gilles Cresno, Henri le Roux, Huber Masse – Le Cacaotier, Jean-Paul Hévin (so good #16), Laurent Duchêne, Nicolas Cloiseau, Pascal Le Gac, Pierre Hermé, Pierre Marcolini, Richard Sève, and Sadaharu Aoki.

Finally, four awards for the best bars: Award de la Tablette Noir for Chocolaterie Laia, Award de la Tablette Laire for Domori, and two “Incontournables” for Stéphane Bonnat and Patrice Chapon.

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