Champion Chocolate 2017

We’ve done it once again! For the third year in a row Lick the Spoon has been named Champion Chocolate at the Taste of the West Awards – Patron H.R.H The Prince of Wales. The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Hall Exeter University on the 14th September 2017. The awards, now in their 26th year and are one of the most highly respected and recognised in the food and drink industry, featuring successful and high quality businesses across food and drink production, hospitality and food retail. 

Each year food producers across the South-West submit entries to the product awards for a rigorous judging process. Initially Gold, Silver and Highly commended awards are issued to products based on a strict judging criteria. The best of the Gold winners in each category are then selected as finalists for further rounds of judging, to choose the overall category Champion. This year Lick the Spoon’s Champagne truffles were chosen as Champion Chocolate throughout the South-West.

Taste of the West Award winners 2017

The Judges said of Lick the Spoon’s Champagne truffles…

Beautifully made with the sweetness of vanilla, the bitterness of chocolate and a kick of booze, all complementing one another. Absolutely superb!

Lick the Spoon have previously been named six times Best of Chocolate Category winner at the Taste of the West awards – and last year were named Champion Chocolate and the overall Supreme Champion across all products for their chocolate ‘The Bish’.

Box of twelve Champagne truffles

Lick the Spoon’s founder Diana Short said…

Each year we like to enter different products and always hope that the judges will like them. Our champagne truffles have been extremely popular for several years so it’s fantastic for them to be recognised in this way.

Our champagne truffles can be purchased online or from selected stockists. They are also available for loose chocolate counters and pre-packaged for wholesale retail customers who wish to stock them.