When a truffle has a name like “velvet sin ecstasy,” it probably doesn’t need to win awards to convince customers to give it a try. But at a recent competition, The Chocolate Fetish proved that its chocolates lived up to their names when the Asheville business earned 15 medals at the International Chocolate Salon’s 2014 Awards Competition.
The awards won include one gold medal, eight silver medals, seven bronze medals and two honorable mentions. The awards are decided by a panel of judges including culinary experts, respected magazine and newspaper editors and food and lifestyle gurus. (Aspiring chocolate-competition judges take note.)
“It’s always an honor to be awarded in such a prestigious event,” says Aaron Morgan, chocolatier and production manager in a press release. “Our whole team is dedicated to making outstanding artisan chocolates and it’s gratifying to be recognized for all our hard work.”
One notable win was the Chocolate Fetish’s four-piece favor box featuring its “velvet sin ecstasy truffles,” which are made with a blend of four European dark chocolates and have been a longtime customer favorite, according to the chocolatiers.
The Chocolate Fetish has been handcrafting artisan chocolate since 1986. All chocolates are made on-site at their Haywood Road location. Learn more at chocolatefetish.com.