The independent and impartial guide to the world's finest chocolates recommends 160 milk and white chocolates from 58 brands. 660 chocolates were evaluated.
Each entry in the 384 page hardback guide features colour photographs along with a detailed description of the chocolate and its maker.
A rating of key characteristics provides a quick and easy summary for each chocolate so that the reader can find chocolates that suit their own taste. Indexes allow the reader to search by key ingredient or country of manufacture.
The World Chocolate Awards accepts no fees or incentives from chocolate brands, neither can they choose to be included or excluded. All of the chocolates that are evaluated are paid for and there is no business, friend or family connection to the chocolate brands.
What also makes this book unique is the wealth of information (including 900 photographs) on chocolate history, cacao's natural history and chocolate production. The result of in-field research conducted over 3 years around the world.
Included in the guide's recommendations are a number of organic and ethically traded chocolates, a lactose free chocolate and several that contain no added sugar. None contain added vegetable fats. The cocoa content of the awarded chocolates ranges from 30% up to 75%.
Locations to buy chocolate online or in person are listed. Chocolate factory tours, shops, salons and outlets are highlighted.
"Tres beau livre." Philippe Bernachon
"A great work, thoroughly researched over many years." Andrea Slitti