AGIA Members win GOLD at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to advise that 97 medals and four Champion trophies have been awarded in the Chocolate and Garlic categories in the 2016 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA). In the Chocolate category, three trophies were awarded with Queensland’s Australian Chocolate Pty Ltd, taking home the Champion Chocolate Bar and Block trophy for their Charley’s Chocolate Mt Edna 70% Cocoa, whilst Champion Single Variety was awarded to Bracegirdle’s House of Fine Chocolate, South Australia for their Chilli Mango entry. The third chocolate trophy for Champion Easter Egg or Easter Chocolate was awarded to Melbourne dessert boutique Bibelot for their entry “The Collection”. A total of 17 gold, 36 silver and 15 bronze medals were awarded across the Chocolate category with 97 entries received overall. The Champion trophy for the Garlic category went to Tasmanian Gourmet Garlic’s Duganski named Champion for the second year running, with the producer also taking home three gold medals, from the total of 13 awarded across the category. With 40 entries received overall, 11 silver and 5 bronze medals were also awarded in the Garlic category. The two categories are the first to be judged in 2016, due to seasonality for Garlic and the opportunity for Chocolate entrants to capture the Easter market. Congratulations to all medal and trophy winners, and thank you to all exhibitors for the high standard of entries in this year’s awards. For full results visit Medal and trophy winning exhibitors are encouraged to make the most of their wins by using the medal artwork that will be provided, to assist with promoting and profiling your achievements on packaging, point of sale and marketing materials. The remaining categories of the RMFFA will open in May, with the presentation to be held in September. Latest News To keep up with the latest news on the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards visit or follow us on Twitter: @FineFoodAwards