TasteTV Announces Award Winners for Bridal Chocolate Salon and Chicago Chocolate Salon

San Francisco, CA, August 01, 2011 --(PR.com)-- TasteTV and the International Chocolate Salon are pleased to announced the Awards for the 2011 Bridal Chocolate Salon and the 2011 Chicago Chocolate Salon.

This year's competitions saw a variety of new and existing artisans with a wide range of exciting new products. The submissions highlighted the ongoing increase and focus on quality, innovation, and taste.

Award winners in various categories can be seen on the sites BridalChocolateSalon.com and ChicagoChocolateSalon.com.

Chocolate Salon Gold Award winners include Amano Artisan Chocolate, Chuao Chocolatier, Zokoko, Forte Chocolates, Ghirardelli, CocoTutti, Chuao Chocolatier, William Dean Chocolates, Chocolot, Toffee Talk, Gem Chocolates, Alter Eco, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Halletts Chocolates, Beijo de Chocolat, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates and AMELLA.

The Judges Panel for the Bridal Chocolate Salon competition included: Today's Bride Magazine, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine, Manhattan Bride Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, San Diego Magazine, Exquisite Weddings Magazine, Destination I Do Magazine, Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine, 805 Living Magazine, CloutandAbout.com, and TheFlirtyGuide.com.

The Judges Panel for the Chicago Chocolate Salon competition consisted of: Penny Pollack (Chicago Magazine), Jennifer Olvera (Daily Herald, Gayot.com, Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago), Amanda Barrett (Chicago Sun Times), Bernard Pacyniak (Candy Industry Magazine), Chandra Ram (Plate Magazine), James Norton (Heavy Table), Robert Luce (Chicago-Scene Magazine), Terry Boyd (Blue-Kitchen.com), Anthony Todd (Chicagoist.com), Anita Chu (Dessert First, Author), Robyn Nisi (Gapers Block), and Courtney Nzeribe (Coco-Cooks.com).

Upcoming TasteTV Chocolate Salon events are scheduled to place in Los Angeles (9/25), Las Vegas (10/9), and San Francisco ( Fall - 11/13 and Spring 2012 ).

The newest competition is for the Best Toffee in America , and the top three winners will be named the "Official Toffees of the TASTY Awards. The TASTY Awards in Hollywood celebrate the year's best food and fashion programs on Television, in Film, Online, and on Radio.

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Kevin Reed