We are proud to announce that five of our chocolate products entered into the Royal Adelaide Show have won gold medals, in our first ever time being entered in the famous event!
The gold medal winning chocolates entered were Honey and Macadamia, made with local Adelaide Hills Buzz Honey and caramelised Queensland Macadamias, Caramelised Coconut, made with luxurious milk chocolate, Cocoa Nib and Hazelnut made with in-house roasted hazelnuts, and a Cranberry and Pistachio block made with the very best of Australian pistachios.
The chocolate earning the highest overall score was our signature Apple Cider Praline, made with local Barossa Valley Apple Cider. If you haven't tried this delicious, local gem you have to get your hands on it! All the chocolate blocks and praline entered averaged above a score of 95 points.
We also submitted a showpiece made entirely of chocolate that was inspired by our home, the iconic Barossa Valley, which won silver.
The chocolates are judged on several criterion, including flavour and aroma, formulation, and craft/technique/innovation. The chocolates scored top results in each category, earning them the highest of accolades.
The chocolates will be on display in the Dairy Shed at the Royal Adelaide Show, from Friday 30 August to Sunday 8 September and are available to buy at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company.
Head Chocolatier Amy Sajinovic said, “We are extremely proud of the chocolates we presented at the Royal Adelaide Show, and the results they earned from the judges. It has been a team effort creating these chocolates in the Barossa Valley and now they are really a part of South Australian history.”
Royal Adelaide Show visitors will be able to sample not only chocolate at the show, but also Vineyard Road Wines that are available at the Cellar Door in the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. They will be at the show from Wednesday 4 September to Sunday 8 September.
We hope to see you there!