The Chocolate Fetish Receives
Grand Master Chocolatier Award

Asheville, NC –March 16, 2015 – The Chocolate Fetish® was awarded 6 stars and received the ranking of Grand Master Chocolatier in a national competition conducted by The International Chocolate Salon and Taste TV and is now ranked in the top 18 “Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America 2015.” This is the third consecutive year The Chocolate Fetish has been ranked among the Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America, previously receiving a 4 star rating in 2013 and 2014.

The 2015-Grand-Master-LogoInternational Chocolate Salon and Taste TV host regional chocolate themed events as well as category specific competitions. The prestigious Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners Awards are based on the combined total number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in The International Chocolate Salon’s events throughout the year.

The Chocolate Fetish won numerous Awards in the International Chocolate Salon’s category specific competitions including a Gold Medals for best taste and flavor for their After Midnight Truffle™ and Dragon’s Sigh Truffle™ in the Truffle Artistry Competition and a Silver for Best Ingredient Combinations for their Midsummer’s Dream Truffle™ in the White Chocolate Competition. The Chocolate Fetish was also awarded 3 additional Gold Awards, 8 additional Silver Awards, 11 Bronze Awards and 2 Honorable Mentions in a range of categories

“We are a homegrown family owned independent business and proud to have been part of Asheville since 1986. We are especially pleased to receive this award as we prepare to celebrate our 30th anniversary in Asheville.” Says Elizabeth Foley, chocolatier and general manager at The Chocolate Fetish. “I’m delighted to again receive this prestigious award on behalf of our dedicated employees and with thanks to our loyal customers.”

The International Chocolate Salon and Taste TV competitions are judged by panels of experts in the industry including national and regional magazine, newspaper and blog editors, plus topic experts, experienced chefs and food and lifestyle gurus. Each competition includes a panel of 12 judges that taste and score each chocolate in a variety of categories. One judge wrote, “Love, love all The Chocolate Fetish truffles. Such fresh ingredients, blend so well together.”

The Chocolate Fetish is known for its premium American and European style handcrafted artisan chocolates. They use only the finest ingredients and make all their chocolates in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. To experience all of the delicious chocolates that The Chocolate Fetish has to offer, order online at www.chocolatefetish.com or stop by the 36 Haywood Street store in downtown Asheville.

Enjoy and Give the Best™
Award Winners Collection

Velvet Sin is a blend of four European dark chocolate with no added flavoring. The ultimate chocolate experience. Winner of multiple silver awards as part of our four piece wedding assortment including ‘Best Dark Chocolate” and “Best for the Wedding Reception” in the International Chocolate Salon’s Bridal Chocolate Salon 2014.

After Midnight is our darkest truffle offering. A blend of four high cocoa content dark chocolates featuring a single origin chocolate from Madagascar. Winner of a gold award for best taste and flavor and bronze award for most unique int he International Chocolate Salon’s Truffle Artistry Competition 2014.

Chai Moon features a milk chocolate center flavored with the fourteen spices of Chai Tea. Flavors include cinnamon, cardamon, clove, and ginger dipped in a layer of white chocolate and dusted with cinnamon and cocoa powder. Winner of bronze awards for best white chocolate and best taste in the International Chocolate Salon’s White Chocolate Competition 2014.

Midsummer’s Dream features a white chocolate ganache center infused with lavender and a subtle hint of lemon and honey. Winner of a silver award for best ingredient combinations and a bronze award for best texture in the International Chocolate Salon’s White Chocolate Competition 2014.

African Queen starts with a crispy hazelnut wafer base which is topped with a caramel infused chocolate ganache featuring a single origin chocolate from Tanzania. Winner of a bronze award for best taste and flavor in the International Chocolate Salon’s Truffle Artistry Competition 2014.

Dragon’s Sigh features dark chocolate flavored with Wasabi. Winner of multiple awards including gold awards for best taste and flavor in the International Chocolate Salon’s Truffle Artistry Competition 2014.

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