Over the organisation’s short life span Charley’s has been recognised with multiple prestigious national and global awards.
These include Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the Australian Fine Food Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Charley’s received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the Sydney Royal show in 2018.
Charley’s was also awarded the overall trophy for Best Chocolate Bar in Australia at the Australian Fine Food Awards in 2016.
In October 2017 we achieved elite global status when the international Cocoa Of Excellence program at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris judged Charley’s Mount Edna cocoa as one of the world’s 18 finest.
The gruelling Cocoa of Excellence program is often described as the cocoa ‘Olympics’. Prior to the bi-annual Paris Salon and using a format of extensive and rigorous qualifying and competition events, the world’s finest cocoas are selected from amongst a field of thousands from the 40 producing countries. These shortlisted samples are then submitted and a panel of international judges over a period of six months carefully test, taste and score each one against a complex flavour wheel.
Winning this ultimate award puts Charley’s and Australian grown cocoa on the world chocolate map. 2019 saw Charley’s once again recognised at this prestigious event. High praise indeed given there are approximately five million cocoa growers globally