The Oakland Chocolate Company was a finalist in the International Chocolate Awards 2019 competition for our Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee Bar and received a Gold award for Taste for that same bar in the 2019 San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. Our Jamaican Jerk Caramel received a Bronze award in the SF competition and the Strawberry Cardamom Caramel received Honorable Mention.
The Oakland Magazine wrote about our caramel awards in their June 28, 2019 edition.
The Oakland Chocolate Company was honored as a Superior Chocolatier in 2019 by the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon.
We are pleased to announce our awards from the 2018 International Chocolate Salon Taste TV competition:
The products entered were our 70% Cacao leaves, Bachelors Hall, Jamaica, and our
Sage, Rosemary and Thyme caramel trio.
The Bachelors Hall Leaves received Gold for Best Bar and Gold for Best Dark Chocolate Bar, Silver for Taste and Silver for Texture, Honorable Mention for bar design.
The Sage, Rosemary and Thyme caramels received Gold for Uniqueness
Happy to be Honored at the March 2018 International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco, with 13 other women in the Chocolate industry.
featuring Chocolate Maker and Chocolatier, Nancy Nadel
July 2016 We are proud to announce the awards we received for our assorted flavored caramels entered in Taste TV's 2016 International Chocolate Salon Caramel Competition:
Silver:Best Exterior Design for our Walnut Cashew Turtles
Bronze: Best Taste and Best Overall Chocolate Artistry for our Caramels Macchiato made with Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
5/31/14 Our new tasting room at the Beach Street location is finished and ready for Small Group Tours and Tasting. Please call 510 545-2462 to make a reservation. We suggest a month in advance of the desired date. The tasting room seats 12 comfortably. The Tasting and Tour Program includes tasting our Jamaican chocolates of different cacao concentrations and compare to another origin sample. Guests also receive 2 1-oz. bars of their choice and 2 truffles or bonbons. The tour of the facility includes a demonstration of fermented bean testing, a talk about how chocolate grows and how the export system works in Jamaica. The pictures below show the tasting room:
9/4/13 We haven't released our new location to the press yet but we wanted you to know first, how excited we are to have our own kitchen, located at 1552 Beach Street Unit L, Oakland, CA 94608. Here is a picture of the kitchen area:
We are proud to announce the awards we received for our assorted flavored caramels entered in Taste TV's 2013 International Chocolate Salon Caramel category:
Silver:Best Ingredient Combinations
Bronze: Most Unique
Honorable Mention: Best Taste and Best Overall Artistry
Selected Judges' Comments for our submission: " Curry!"
Oakland Councilwoman Talks Chocolate at Temple Israel