Judges crown Bracegirdle’s top chocolate winner at Royal Adelaide Show

Adelaide’s Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate has taken out the top chocolate categories at the 2013 Royal Adelaide Show for the second year in a row, crowned Champion Chocolate Exhibit and Most Successful Chocolate Exhibitor.

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Bracegirdle’s has won 21 Gold medals including seven Top Gold medals at this year’s South Australian Dairy Awards. The chocolate maker also won five Silver medals and was presented with the prestigious John W Rothwell Trophy for Champion Chocolate and The Bottega Rotolo Prize for the Most Successful Chocolate Exhibitor.

It’s an honour judges have recognised our chocolatiers who use the finest Belgian chocolate and premium fresh ingredients to create Bracegirdle’s chocolate range which is all handmade in the Adelaide foothills,” Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate owner Sue Bracegirdle says.

We are always thinking outside the square on what can be created using high quality chocolate and the Bracegirdle’s team works tirelessly trialling and testing new products before they hit the shelves.

Bracegirdle’s was awarded the prestigious John W Rothwell Trophy for Champion Chocolate for its Royale Gift Box containing 25 of their champion chocolates including Oceania, Fingerlime Opal and Raspberry Dreamer with a score of 96.5 out of a possible 100.

The High Thai chocolate – an infusion of chilli, coriander and lemon grass in a white Belgian chocolate ganache and in a dark chocolate shell received Top Gold with a score of 95.

High Thai is certainly becoming a favourite among judges and is our product which has won the most chocolate awards across the country. The unusual flavour combinations work really well together and the chocolate is hand decorated with coloured chocolate,” Sue says.

Several of Bracegirdle’s newly released chocolates also received Top Gold, at the South Australian Dairy Awards, including its Queen Bee Bar – a combination of Kangaroo Island honey, almond praline and honeycomb as well as its Blood Orange Marzipan and Hazelnut Bar.

Most of the chocolates we enter into competitions can be bought at Bracegirdle’s stores and include chocolates that are suitable for people with allergies to gluten and milk or are vegan, so everyone can enjoy the taste,” Sue says.

Bracegirdle’s winning chocolates will be on display during this year’s Royal Adelaide Show from 6 September until 14 September at the Dairy Hall from 9am until 8pm daily.

The wins follow another outstanding year for the South Australian company, which again took out top honors at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show and Royal Melbourne Show, further cementing its position as Australia’s most awarded chocolate maker.

Established in 2005, Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate is Australia’s most awarded chocolate company and is also renowned for its “exceedingly good coffee.”Bracegirdle’s offers a delicious range of desserts, fondues, coffees and hot chocolates at all its cafés plus savoury options. Full breakfasts, main meals and a licensed venue are also available at Bracegirdle’s at 190 in McLaren Vale.

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This entry was posted in Member News on Thursday, August 29th, 2013