8th Annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon Review - A Chocolate Connoisseur's Paradise

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The 8th Annual Los Angeles Chocolate Salon was held at the Pasadena Center on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Chocolate lovers of all ages came out to enjoy this premier and decadent event in the Los Angeles area. The entire venue was filled with excited chocolate connoisseurs ready to wait in long lines for a gourmet treat.

Oh so much chocolate

Participants included chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as: Marco Paolo Chocolates, Valenza Chocolatier, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Mignon Chocolate Boutique, Amella Caramels, CocoTutti, Chuao Chocolatier, The Tea Room Chocolate Company, Chocolats du Calibressan, Marti Chocolatt, Taza Chocolate, Farm Fresh To You, Gourmet Blends, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Meetup.com, TasteTV, Chocolate Television, Leonardo & Robert’s Gourmet Blends, Nomad Two Worlds, New Orleans Bill, Resorts and Vacation Club, Tequila Alquimia, PK Perfumes and more.    

Nomad Two Worlds- Superior Sustainable Fragances


The students of Le Cordon Bleu College were on hand masterfully creating incredible sculptures out of chocolate and sampling chocolate marshmallows. No matter how hard tried, you couldn’t help but keep visiting Valenza Chocolatier every hour since the tastings changed throughout the day. The Tea Room Chocolate Company infuses the joy of various kinds tea into their chocolate with quite a range of flavors. Farm Fresh To You provides the redemption you need after day of chocolate debauchery by delivering fresh and organic produce to your doorstep.    

Chocolate Design


The chocolate aficionados of Splash tasted & experienced the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas. The salon highlighted chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program. http://www.LAChocolateSalon.com/

Making Chocolate

In addition to all-day public tasting events, The Chocolate Salon also presents regional "Best in Salon Awards" for chocolatiers & confectioners, as well as annual Awards for the "2014 Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America". Annual juried award competitions for national product categories such as • Best Chocolate Bar • Best Toffee • Top Caramels • Best Truffle Artistry • Best White Chocolate • Best Chocolate Beverage • Best Bridal Chocolates. 


Judges for all events and competitions include National and Regional Magazine, Newspaper and Blog Editors, plus Topic Experts, Local Chefs and Food & Lifestyle Gurus. The judges on the Salon Awards Tasting Panel included: 

Susan Irby, The Bikini Chef hosts Bikini Lifestyles “Wine Dine and Workout” and hosts LIVE events.  Check out www.thebikinichef.com

Lawrence Davis is founder and publisher/editor-in-chief of Splash Magazines Worldwide; 21 online city Lifestyle/Entertainment Magazines. 

Jane Park Smith is an actress, model, author, martial artist, speaker, former Ms. America, and foodie, Jane's diversified TV credits include 24, The Cape, Rizzoli & Isles, Reno911, Bones, and guest-starring in FOX’s latest drama "Gang Related" as Korean mob boss Su-Jin.

Bonnie Carroll  is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Lifebitesnews.com.

Amy Reiley has a Masters in Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. She is the founder of Life of Reiley, a boutique cookbook publishing company and Editorial Director of EatSomethingSexy.com and www.lifeofreiley.com

Lee Scott Theisen Ph.D. Food History Expert

Dave Shelton  Film/TV writer/cartoonist/voice actor/director... check out www.snuggybear.com

Josie Roman, Reporter, former professional singer/songwriter and radio host, Josie Roman has a diverse career that includes TV & film production, and marketing Check out buzzhollywood.com & examiner.com/culture-and-events-in-los-angeles/josie-roman & sealightent.com

Shelly Borrell Nibbles of Tidbits Freelance Copywriter and Food Blogger for Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog and Orange County Food Examiner. Check out www.ineedtext.com/FoodBlog

Jayasekera Thushari Actress and Food Writer Check out www.thushari.com       

Delia Csipkay Actress and Food Writer Life Bites News Check out www.lifebitesnews.com

Ruth Kennison of Bonaparte Chocolate  Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories check out http://thegourmandiseschool.com        

Jessica Ferraro of Bar Cacao and check out http://www.barcacao.com

A.K. Crump of both TasteTV and ChocolateTelevision A.K. Crump was the founder of TasteTV, author of "Chocolate FRENCH, " "The Chocolate Guide," and "The Cafes of San Francisco" www.TasteTV.com www.ChocolateFRENCH.com

See us onTwitter: http://www.Twitter.com/chocolatesalon

VIDEO: See the new Los Angeles CHOCOLATE SALON video (filmed at last year's event): http://youtu.be/wG9fyzGj974


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