Chocolate Salon! Chocolate Salon! Chocolate Salon! Coming to SF on March 20th

If you pony up $25 right now, then you can look forward to feeling like Homer Simpson in the Land of Chocolate come Saturday, March 20th.

Yes, the massive TasteTV San Francisco International Chocolate Salon is back for 2010 up at Fort Mason‘s Herbst Pavillion.

It’s going to be mega. 

Be on the lookout for choco body paint:

There’ll be samples a plenty so check the sked and map out your journey before you go cocoa-crazy. (It’ll tide you over ’til the 15th  annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival up at the Wharf in late Summer 2010, anyway) See you there at Ft. Mason on the 20th.

All the deets, after the jump.

TasteTV Announces SF CHOCOLATE SALON 2010, Master Chocolatier Honors, and Broadcast of the TASTY AWARDS

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 / — The March 20th International Chocolate Salon taking place in San Francisco announces the 2010 Awards for the best chocolatiers and confectioners in America. These are the Grand Awards, Master Awards, and Excellence Awards.

The Awards are based on the cumulative number of Gold and Silver Awards received by each entrant in the 2009 TasteTV Chocolate Salons in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

The TasteTV Chocolate Salons are the premier chocolate shows on the West Coast and some of the largest of their kind in North America. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas. The next Chocolate Salon is scheduled for March 20 in San Francisco (

 Winners of the 2010 Chocolatier Awards are:


 Amano Artisan Chocolate
 Christopher Michael Chocolates
 Jade Chocolates
 Marti Chocolatt
 Posh Chocolat
 William Dean Chocolates


 Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate
 Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates
 Claudio Corallo Chocolate
 Dolce Bella Chocolates
 Mignon Chocolate
 Neo Cocoa
 Original Beans
 Sterling Confections
 Theo Chocolate
 XT Patisserie


 AF-squared Chocolatiers
 Amella Caramels
 CJ’s Bitz
 Clarine’s Florentines
 Divine Chocolate
 Forte Chocolates
 Guittard Chocolate Company
 Happy Chocolates
 Helen Grace
 Intrigue Chocolates
 Kshocolat @ Tifa Chocolate
 Oh! Chocolate
 Poco Dolce
 Rushburn Toffee
 Saratoga Chocolates
 Socola Chocolatier
 Suess Chocolates
 The Tea Room chocolate
 XOX Truffles


 Loft Organic Liqueurs
 Sweet Beauty


In separate news, TasteTV announces that the first broadcast television airing of the 2010 TASTY AWARDS Show will be on March 13th at 10pm on KOFY-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area, followed by national broadcasts later in March on the America One Network and on

The 2010 TASTY AWARDS celebrate the best in food and fashion programs on TV, in Film, and Online. With appearances by Anthony Bourdain, Zane Lamprey, Joanne Weir, Leslie Sbrocco, Philip Gum, Debi Mazar, Nathan Lyon, Marisa Churchill, and more.  More information at


Source: TasteTV

Amano Artisan Chocolate, Sacred Chocolate, Guittard Chocolate Company, Saratoga Chocolates, The Tea Room chocolate, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, TCHO, Neo Cocoa, Kikas Treats, CJ’s Bitz, Socola Chocolatier, Divine Chocolate, Drexelius Chocolates, Alter Eco Fair Trade Chocolate, Chocolate, Amella Caramels, Jade Chocolates, Ococoa, Malie Kai Chocolates, Happy Chocolates, Choclatique, Coco Delice Fine Chocolates, Clarine’s Florentines, Napa Valley Fudge Company, Nicobella vegan organic truffles, Robyn’s Chocolates & Confections, Vice Chocolates, Dolce Bella Chocolates, William Dean Chocolates, Edible Love Chocolates, Marti Chocolatt, Coco-luxe Confections, Sterling Confections, Christopher Michael Chocolates, Posh Chocolat, Gateau et Ganache, Poco Dolce, XOX Truffles, Schoggi Swiss Chocolates, Divine Organics by Transition Nutrition, Her Coconess Confections, Snake & Butterfly, Truffles in Paradise, CacaoAtlanta, Barlovento Chocolates, AF2 Chocolatiers, Beaux Gateaux, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory, Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Quady Winery, Blue Angel Vodka, Fentimans Botanically Brewed Beverages and Ginger Beer, Rigolo Cafe, Farm Fresh to You, Little Sky Lavender, Resveratrol WINETIME Bar, California Naturals, The Winery Collective, Radee Wine, Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka and Chocolate Liqueur, Sonoma Valley Portworks, Loft Organic Liqueurs, Tofanelli Family Wines, Punk Dog Wines, 122° West Winery, Zinc Details, The Bread Project, Omnivore Books on Food, Carolyn Tillie Designs (Just Desserts Jewelry), Marin French Cheese Company, Cuisine Noir Magazine, Maui Visitors Bureau, Le Creuset, Swissmar, Putumayo World Music, Chocolate Television, The New York Times, California Cookie Cutter Collectors Club, San Francisco Professional Food Society, Comcast, San Francisco Orchid Society, TasteTV


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