Online Tasting: 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Winners

Online Tasting: 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Winners

The 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Virtual Tasting Event

About the Tasting

I know that many members of TheChocolateLife (and visitors) have been following the Craft Chocolat Challenge. The 2023 edition was the second.

Once the results were announced, Dustin and I discussed how to build awareness for the Challenge in general, and the 2o23 and 2024 challenges in particular. Our first thought was to organize a virtual tasting event featuring all 12 of the winners of the 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge – the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners in four different categories: Dark, Milk, White, and Inclusion bars. 12 bars from the following nine winning makers will be included in the tasting kit:

  1. Blue Spruce Chocolate (US)
  2. Embers Chocolate (US)
  3. Encore Coffee Company (US)
  4. Fjorden Skojolade (Norway)
  5. Gansett Craft Chocolate (US)
  6. Kesshō (China/US)
  7. Mausi Chocolate (US)
  8. Moku Chocolate (US)
  9. Sweets Escalier (Japan)

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN Dustin and Clay – and maybe some surprise special guests – LIVE on Sunday, November 12th, for an exclusive interactive tasting event – only 40 tasting kits are available.

Learn More

TheChocolateLifeLIVE – 2023 Craft Chocolat Challenge Results Show
Episode 88 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams on Tuesday, February 7th from 12:00~13:00 EST.

Want to know a bit more about the winners before you purchase a ticket? Watch this episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE where organizer Dustin Cornett of the Chocolat Inn and Clay announce the results and interview some of the winners.

Craft Chocolat Challenge | chocolat-inn
Bean to Bar Chocolate Contest. A challenge for Craft Chocolate Makers.

Learn more about the 2022 and 2023 challenges ... and stay tuned for 2024!

TCL Member Ticket Purchases

The link to purchase tickets is in the email sent to all members when this post was published. If you no longer have access to that email or joined TheChocolateLife after the publication date of this post email Member Support for the payment link.

Non-Member Ticket Purchases

Non-Member Tickets @ $150 each

Non-members may purchase up to three tickets per transaction.

OR, click here to purchase tickets.


Each kit includes USPS Priority shipping within the US. When you check out you will be asked to provide a main shipping address. If you purchase more than one seat, we will contact you for additional shipping addresses. Multiple kits to the same address will receive one or more bonus chocolate bars to compensate for the difference in shipping costs.


The start time and duration of the event have not yet been set. Most likely it will be in the early evening East Coast Time on Sunday the 12th, and last for at least 90 minutes.

What Else Is Included In the Tasting Kit? FAQ

To save on paper, a PDF that includes all of the tasting notes and other information will be emailed about a week before the event. Pay close attention as you unpack your tasting kit as there may be some surprise swag inside! One lucky participant – picked at random – will receive a limited-edition 2oth Anniversary T-shirt (which you will be expected to wear during the tasting).

When Will I Get the Link to the Event? FAQ

The link to the event (Google Meet) will be sent in the same email that includes the Tasting Notes and other information

Have a Different Question About the Tasting or Ticket Purchases?

Members can leave them in the comments. Not a member? Click the Join button to become a Free or Premium member. Non-members can email their questions to Member Support.

Save the Date ... 30th Anniversary Tasting!

My 30th Anniversary Tasting is scheduled for February 11th, 2024. I will make an announcement about the cost and start selling tickets after Thanksgiving, in time for end-of-year holiday gifting.

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