Philippines’ chocolate brand wins big in the Academy of Chocolate International Awards in London

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  • The Filipino-owned chocolate brand garnered 3 gold awards in this year’s edition of the Academy of Chocolate Awards in London
  • The chocolate maker has been earning international awards since its launch in 2017

Our very own chocolate maker earned more prestigious awards; adding to their long list of achievements.

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Auro Chocolate won three gold accreditations from the Academy of Chocolate International Awards in London on December 13, 2020. The chocolate-maker based in Davao also bagged 6 silvers and 1 bronze.

The proud-Filipino chocolate brand won its first gold and two silvers from the same award-giving body in 2019.

The company shared the good news on its social media site.

It brings us great joy to share that we’re taking home 3 Golds, 6 Silvers and 1 Bronze — a total of 10 international awards from the prestigious Academy of Chocolate 2020!

We’ve all been through a lot of ups and downs this year but it is always important to celebrate what we can and we couldn’t be happier to end 2020 with a bang!”

All in all, the brand has collected 46 international awards since its launch in 2017!

This same year in October, the chocolate maker also won five gold awards in the International Awards Asia-Pacific competition in Pingtung, Taiwan. Among the awards are “Best in Competition” and “Overall Winner”.

Last year, its own cacao farmer Jose Saguban won as one of the Top 20 Best Cacao Beans in the World at the International Cocoa Awards of the Cocoa Excellence Programme by the Salon Du Chocolat held in France.Auro chocolate is owned by Mark Ocampo and Kelly Go. Mark used to be employed at an advertising firm but studied in Germany to learn more about chocolates. Kelly on the other hand is a culinary arts graduate in Paris and took a short-course in industrial chocolate production in Germany.

The company is proud of its “bean-to-bar” production which means the whole process in chocolate-making is solely done by the company in Davao City. All its cacao beans are locally sourced from 5 cacao producing cooperatives with around 50 farmers.

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What sets Auro chocolate apart from other brands is its wider variety of chocolates having dark chocolate in different percentages, white chocolate and milk chocolate. Some crispy add-ons like cacao nibs, banana chips, cashews, and Arabica coffee are added to its chocolate for a unique taste.

It was founded in 2015 and launched in 2017.

Congratulations, Auro Chocolate. Thank you for bringing our banner to the international stage!