Did you know both of these award-winning chocolate companies were founded by Mormons? DeAnn Wallin founded Solstice Chocolate and Art Pollard founded Amano Artisan Chocolate.
The International Chocolate Awards, Americas 2017 competition, announced on June 27 that Utah artisan chocolate makers Amano Artisan Chocolate and Solstice Chocolate have won a total of nine awards across a number of categories.
Amano took gold for their Raspberry Rose bar in the "Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces" category. The company also won a silver award in the same category for its Cardamom Black Pepper bar, as well as winning two additional silver awards (one for its Mango Chili bar in the "Dark chocolate with flavoring" category and one for its Dos Rios bar in the "Plain/origin dark chocolate bars" category) and a bronze award (for its Cuyagua bar in the "Plain/origin dark chocolate bars" category). The new awards add to the company's already impressive list, supporting their "America's Most Highly Awarded Chocolate Maker" packaging claim. . . .
Solstice took home a gold award in the "Flavored white chocolate bars" category for its Brown Butter White Chocolate bar. The company was also given a silver award in the "Plain/origin dark chocolate bars" category for its 70 percent Kilombero Tanzani bar.