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Cao Artisan Chocolates Honey Almond
Friday, January 17th, 2014

This pure white chocolate ganache from Cao is infused with pure almond extract and Virginia honey from Hungry Hill Farms.

The truffle is then enrobed in 60% Dominican Republic cacao dark chocolate.

Cao started with a girls’ night and the movie Chocolat. Since then, the company has focused on making chocolates from the bean. Cao uses only fresh, organic and pure extract ingredients, including only Trinitario and Criollo cacao beans.

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Goumas Confections Chocolate Covered Honeycomb Chips
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Goumas’ chocolate covered honeycomb chips are available in dark and milk chocolate.

These confections are sold by the pound.

The Goumas’ are fourth generation candy makers. The tradition began in 1911 when George Stamas immigrated to the United States from Greece and opened his first restaurant. He sold candy as a side business. After opening the Busy Bee restaurant in Newark, N.J. in 1950, candy making became a specialty, and recipes were passed down through the generations. Goumas Confections officially opened in 2009 in Newark.

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Confections with Honey Make Good Food Award Finals
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

The 2013 Good Food Awards finalists have been announced, and honey is prevalent in three products in the confectionary category.

Cacao Art has been named a finalist for its Honey Cardamom chocolate square. This confection in the Masterpieces Collection takes ganache and infuses it with honey and cardamom.

California-based Nosh This is a finalist for an item in its salted caramel line. The Honey Walnut Fleur de Sel Caramel is soft, chewy and dipped in chocolate.

Theo Chocolate’s Mint Ganache is part of its Artisan Confection Collection. Parts of the collection include honey, fresh ginger, ground vanilla bean and sea salt.

All 50 states had entries this year, amounting to 1,450 in total. Finalists were named by 225 experts in 10 food categories, and 100 winners will be announced Jan. 16 in San Francisco. Once the awards are announced, the winning products will be displayed at a 30,000-person public marketplace in collaboration with the San Francisco Ferry Building and the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) farmers market.

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