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Not so small after all

Posted on : 14 September 2018

Sometimes big things do come in small packages and in the 2018 Callebaut Sydney Royal Chocolate Show, a large number of small chocolate boutiques have taken home big awards including coveted Sydney Royal Gold Medals.

Boutique chocolatiers Bibelot, Cocoa Nib Artesian Chocolate and Du Plessy Pralin & Otello won high praise from the Sydney Royal judges for their handcrafted chocolates.

Bibelot is the ultimate Melbourne destination for all-things-sweet. It is a patisserie, gelataria, coffee spot and of course, chocolate shop. With a focus on high-quality ingredients and delicate flavours, Bibelot took home a Sydney Royal Gold Medal for their Chocolate Showpiece and another for their Spiced Chocolate Bonbon.

Cocoa Nib Artisan Chocolate in the Hunter Valley also pays homage to the sweetness of French patisserie and uses only the finest quality chocolate from France. With a chocolate range that is handmade in small batches and preservative free Cocoa Nib won three Gold at this year’s Show; two in individual chocolate for their lemon meringue pie bonbon and guava yuzu bonbon, and one in the boxed chocolate category for their Cocoa Nib signature selection.

Marcel Adam founded Du Plessy Pralin & Otello in 1961. After his pastry training in Switzerland and cooking for Winston Churchill in London, Marcel relocated to Australia and opened Du Plessy Pralin in Pymble. Marcel’s son, Paul took over the hand-made chocolate business in 1979, also acquiring Otello chocolates of Mosman in 1988.

For more Callebaut Sydney Royal Chocolate Show medal winners, visit Australia's Best Producers here.

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