The Complete Chocolate Lover’s Guide for the San Francisco Bay Area

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Rulers of the chocolate world


Or at least The Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America (2011 edition) according to Taste TV and their chocolate salons. Based on the total cumulative number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2010 TasteTV Chocolate Salons and Chocolate Salon Award Competitions, Taste TV announced Grand Masters, Masters and Excellent Chocolatiers on March 29, 2011.

SFBA dominates the Grand Masters list with 4 out of the 8 entrants being locals. Six out of 15 Masters are SFBA-based. And 14 out of 45 Excellence Awards went to SFBA entrants.

Local Grand Masters 2011

Dolce Bella Chocolates

Guittard Chocolate Company

Jade Chocolates

Vice Chocolates 4-cup chocolatier

Local Masters 2011

Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate

Au Coeur Des Chocolats (now Feve Artisan Chocolatier)

Clarine’s Florentines

Gateau et Ganache

Saratoga Chocolates

Socola Chocolatier

Local Excellent Chocolatiers & Confectioners 2011

CJ’s Bitz

Coco Delice 4-cup chocolatier

Coco Tutti 4-cup chocolatier

Coco-luxe Confections

Ghirardelli Chocolate

Her Coconess

Kika’s Treats

Landru Chocolates

Salt Side Down Chocolates

Snake & Butterfly

Sterling Confections


The Tea Room Chocolate

XOX Truffles 4-cup chocolatier

Congratulations all around to our excellent, masterful local chocolate makers. I hope to see you all at this year’s SF Salon, April 17. (I’m going to be a judge!)

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