Huntingdon-based chocolate company scoops major food award

A Huntingdon-based confectionary maker has been voted top of the chocs at this year’s prestigious Great Taste Awards.

A Huntingdon-based confectionary maker has been voted top of the chocs at this year’s prestigious Great Taste Awards.

Hotel Chocolat, based on the Stukeley Meadows industrial estate, won the top prize - three stars - for its Kirsch Cherries at the national competition organised by the Guild of Food and Wine.

The company has also been nominated for the Great Taste Golden Forks Award and the chance to become 2011 Great Taste Supreme Champion - the overall top prize. The winner will be announced at London’s Royal Garden hotel on September 5.

Angus Thirlwell, co-founder of Hotel Chocolat, told The Hunts Post: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have, once again, performed extremely well at the prestigious Great Taste Awards. And, being one of the world’s few chocolate makers that grows cocoa, I’m particularly proud to reveal that our Rabot Estate dark chocolate and our Island Growers milk with sea salt and caramel have scooped two-star awards.”


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The British company, which was founded 15-years ago by Mr Thirlwell and Peter Harris achieved the three star award along with just three other companies in the region - more than 220 were in the running.

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