The Academy of Chocolate Awards aim to recognize and showcase great-tasting chocolate and its producers.  At the 2018 Awards, Cocoa Republic competed with 1,200 entries. Entries were received from traditional chocolate making producers in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA, as well as newer producers.  Leading chocolate makers from across the industry, including Luke Frost of Valrhona and Keith Hurdman from Felchlin, came together to judge the awards, and were joined by Andrew Baker of The Telegraph, Charles Metcalfe MW and Spencer Hyman of Cocoa Runners, as well as some of the UK’s most prominent chocolate bloggers and food writers.

Cocoa Republic is proud to announce that we won three awards in 2018.

Tree to Bar

Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar

Best Packaging



Representing Trinidad & Tobago, Cocoa Republic is honoured to be the only Caribbean finalist in the International Chocolate Awards to have won and been recognised for exceptional chocolate at the 2017 Americas Competition. The 2017 Americas Competition was judged in combination with the 2017 Asia-Pacific competition having a combined total of over 1,000 products registered for judging. This is a record for the International Chocolate Awards, which included over 650 plain and flavoured bars! We at Cocoa Republic thank you for supporting Caribbean made products and are proud to bring the hidden gems of the Caribbean to the worldwide stage.

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring


The International Chocolate Salon was founded in 2007 by TasteTV and TCB Cafe Publishing and Media. At that time TasteTV produced the first major artisan and premium chocolate event on the West Coast of North America, the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. In 2009, the International Chocolate Salon began award competitions focusing on various categories of chocolates and confections.

To this day it is one of the premier international bodies celebrating and honoring artisan and premium chocolates and confections. In 2017 Cocoa Republic won….

Best Texture

Most Unique

Best Taste

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