Lancashire-based chocolatiers Choc Amor have been given the seal of approval by Great Taste.
The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards has just released its stars of 2014.
Tarleton-based Choc Amor is among the producers celebrating.
Its Orange Jalfrezi, Chilli & Lime and Tonka Bean with smoked sea salt and cocoa nib is now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, and others, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
Judges said when a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a great-tasting product.
Hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drink.
Paul Williams, partner at Choc Amor said: “We are completely blown away this year, not just by getting three awards for our flavoured chocolate but winning a two star award for our Orange Jalfrezi.””
The judges said: “This is a very original idea. Orange in chocolate can be overwhelming and sweet but the spice angle balances this really well.”
Paul added: “The Great Taste Awards puts us firmly on the map and makes us stand out.
“The Chocolate Rooms where the magic happens is having its first birthday this week and the awards just cap off a truly great year.”
Choc Amor produce handmade, small batch, Belgian couverture chocolates on site at its tea rooms in Tarleton. It also has an outlet at Botany Bay, Chorley.