The Chocolate Journal

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  • Best Colombian Chocolate 2023

    Our Guide to the Best Colombian Chocolate 2023

    The International Chocolate Awards announced the winners of the 2do. Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Colombiano. This prestigious competition took place during the 2023 edition of the Salón del Cacao y Chocolate Colombiano in Arauquita, a region known for its high-quality cacao production in the state of Arauca.
  • Best Organic Cacao Nibs

    Cacao Nibs: Understanding Their Nutrition, Benefits, and Culinary Applications

    Simply put, cacao nibs are cacao beans that have been roasted, hulled, and broken into delicious pieces that are naturally vegan and gluten-free. And the best way to enjoy them is as they are or incorporate them into smoothies and baked goods for added flavor.
  • World's Best Hot Chocolate 2024

    Our Guide to the World's Best Hot Chocolate 2024

    The 2024 World Craft Hot Chocolate Competition winners were unveiled during a live ceremony at SIGEP in Rimini, Italy, on Tuesday, 23 January, by The International Chocolate Awards. SIGEP, renowned as one of the largest expos dedicated to pastry, ice cream, coffee, and chocolate, provided the perfect backdrop for this announcement. Co-founders Monica Meschini and Martin Christy, along with Grand Jury members Michaela Schupp and Kathryn Laverack, took the stage to reveal this year’s champions following 2.5 days of rigorous assessment.
  • Best Single-origin Chocolate

    Our Guide to Single-origin Chocolate: A Hunt For Flavor

    In the universe of fine craft bean-to-bar chocolate, there exists a category that stands out for its depth of flavor, complexity, and unique character: single-origin chocolate. Unlike blended chocolates, which combine beans from various regions, single-origin chocolate is crafted using cocoa beans sourced exclusively from one particular geographic location. This distinction is not merely a matter of marketing; it influences the taste and texture of the final product, offering connoisseurs a sensorial journey through the terroir of cocoa.
  • Best Mexican Chocolate

    Our Guide to the Best Mexican Chocolate 2023

    The Winners of the 1st Mexican Cacao Country Support Competition, also known as the 1er Concurso Nacional de Chocolate Mexicano, were officially announced by The International Chocolate Awards last year. The judging process took place both in Mexico and internationally, with evaluations conducted by a diverse panel of judges and the Grand Jury throughout October 2023.
  • World's Best Chocolate

    World's Best Chocolate: Our Guide to The International Chocolate Awards Winners

    Like you, we wouldn't rely on baseless assertions. That's why we place our trust in the International Chocolate Awards, often referred to as the "Chocolate Oscar." This esteemed accolade aids us in discovering and delivering the most exceptional fine chocolate crafted worldwide from the finest cacao. 
  • The Best Chocolate in the World 2023

    The Best Chocolate in The World 2023

    In the enchanting Tuscan countryside, the stage was set for the 2023 International Chocolate Awards World Final, a celebration of the finest chocolates worldwide. Hosted at the opulent Villa Castelletti near Florence, Italy, this event drew artisans and connoisseurs from across the globe, transcending borders to honor the zenith of chocolate craftsmanship.
  • Hello Chocolate at Tuck Studio | World's Best Chocolate in Canada

    Hello Chocolate Pop-up at Tuck Studio

    When we relocated Hello Chocolate's operations from Singapore to the vibrant and rapidly developing region of Atlantic Canada, our goal was to demonstrate that one doesn't need to be situated in New York, Toronto, or Montreal to enjoy a fantastic lifestyle and establish an inspiring business.
  • Americas Best Chocolate 2023

    Americas Best Chocolate 2023

    Hello Chocolate is delighted to unveil the 2023 Americas Bean-to-Bar and Craft Chocolatier Competition winners of The International Chocolate Awards, determined through remote judging by the global team of judges and Grand Jury during the summer of 2023.
  • The Best European Chocolate 2023

    The Best European Chocolate 2023

    In the world of fine chocolates, every bite is a moment of indulgence, a taste of craftsmanship, and a testament to the passion of artisans dedicated to their craft. The International Chocolate Awards have long been at the forefront of recognizing the best of the best in the chocolate industry. In 2023, the European Competition held in Florence, Italy, brought together a panel of experts to judge and celebrate the finest chocolates from these regions. Hello Chocolate is delighted to present the winners of this prestigious competition, showcasing the top European chocolates that have tantalized taste buds and captured hearts.
  • sustainable chocolate gifts

    Sustainable Ancient Gift Wrapping - Furoshiki and Tenugui

    The Japanese weaves caring and sharing into all layers of society. They believe that politeness engenders order, safety, and cleanliness – significant values to live by. A polite society is a caring society. By being polite, people are considerate – they think of and put the convenience and feelings of others first when serving their friends, families, and even strangers. This permeates through every layer of institution and infrastructure in Japan as evident in the baskets provided to hold handbags and shopping bags at restaurants and trays to proffer money to reduce confusion and facilitate passing of coins and bills, just to name a few.
  • Luxury Chocolate Pralus

    How To: The Pralus - Barre Infernale Edition

    You see this picture above and find out that it’s the Barre Infernale – Pistache by Pralus. The allure of the luscious praline core beckons you. You order it off Hello Chocolate and once it has arrived at your doorstep, you place it in the refrigerator to enjoy after work.