Our award winning chocolate charcuterie

We are so excited to say we won a Good Food Award for our Bleu Hour Pâté Chocolat!

The Good Food Foundation recognizes crafters that make delicious products that also follow guidelines for sustainable, ethical sourcing and business principles. For a long time, certifications for responsible practices and awards for superior taste have remained distinct – one honors social and environmental responsibility, while the other celebrates craftsmanship and flavor. The Good Food Awards recognizes that truly good food – the kind that brings people together and builds strong, healthy communities – contains all of these ingredients. Being recognized on all of these levels is a great honor, indeed.

We traveled to Portland, OR to accept our award in the Confectionery category and take part in the festive, glam celebration. It was so much fun to rub elbows with other amazing makers, as well as hear the inspiring words of food luminaries like Ari Weinzweig, food activist and founder of Zingerman’s Deli, Dana Cowin, author and former editor of Food & Wine Magazine, Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, and author Joan Nathan who traded a copy of her just-released book, My Life in Recipes, for some of our chocolate bars to use as gifts. A real foodie dream!

After accepting our medal onstage, we indulged in delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres made with winning artisan foods, chatting with other winners and food enthusiasts in the lobby of the beautiful Portland Center Stage theatre.

Our saucisson-style Soppressata Piccante won a Yankee Food Award in 2021, and we are beyond thrilled that our funkiest, most out-of-the-box chocolate recipes that are closest to our heart have received such distinctions. Gives us confidence that we are on the right path as we continue to experiment and dream up new recipes while using the very best, ethically sourced ingredients and stay true to our vision. Cheers to all of you and your enthusiasm for what we do, it’s why we do it! Here’s to chocolate!