Hotel Chocolat Awards


Recent Awards...




The Spirits Business Liqueur Masters 2023


Chocolate - Gold
Salted Caramel - Silver




International Wine and Spirits Awards 2022


Velvetised Espresso Martini - Gold An impressive 98 points which is an outstanding rating
Velvetised Salted Caramel - Silver
Velvetised Chocolate Cream - Bronze


New York International Sprits Awards 2022


Double Gold for Chocolate 96pts
Chocolate Liqueur of the Year
Salted Caramel - Silver 93 pts.




Global Green Beauty Awards 2021

Salt & Lemongrass Body Scrub won gold in Best Salt Based Product

Aloe Vera Body Wash won gold in Best Aloe Vera Based Product

Top Sante Beauty Awards 2021

Cacao and Almond Body Butter won bronze in the Best Moisturiser Category

Natural Health Beauty Awards 2021


Honey Chocolat Lip Balm won Best Lip Balm

Sugar & Sour Orange Body Scrub won Best Body Scrub

Rabot Hotel

Conde Nast Traveller, Readers’ Choice Awards ‘No.1 Hotel in the Caribbean 2021’

2021 Travelers Choice by Tripadvisor ‘Best Small Caribbean Hotel 2021’

Tripexpert Expert’s Choice Awards 2021 ‘Expert’s Choice Award’ 2021 Traveller Review Awards ‘9.2 out of 10’

World Travel Awards – ‘St Lucia's Leading Hotel 2021: Rabot Hotel by Hotel Chocolat’ *also nominated for 2022.





Academy of Chocolate Awards 2020

Filled Chocolates

Bronze- Pecan Maple Pie

Bronze- Salted Caramel Brownie

Other Caramel

Bronze- Vegan Caramel





Academy of Chocolate Awards 2019

Filled Chocolates

Silver- Lemon Cheesecake

Bronze- Caramel Cheesecake

Bronze- Pumpkin Pie

Dark Bean to Bar 80% and over cocoa solids

Bronze- Tanzania Kilombero 80% Dark





Academy of Chocolate Awards 2018

Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar

Silver- Nicaragua Chuno 55% Malted Milk

Caramel, Fruit, Milk Chocolate Spreads

Bronze- Crunchy Salted Peanut Caramel Spread

Flavoured White Chocolate Bar

Silver- Dominican Republic 40% White Peanut & Kale


Silver- Sesame & Honey Halva

Bronze- Trillionaires Shortbread

Classic Gianduja

Silver 70% Dark Hazelnut Spread

Dark Bean to Bar 80% and over cocoa solids

Bronze- St Lucia Island Growers 84% Dark

Bronze- St Lucia Rabot Estate 84% Dark

Bronze- St Lucia Rabot Marcial 84% Dark

Bronze- St Lucia Rabot Pepiniere 84% Dark

Milk Bean to Bar

Bronze- Ecuador 80% Milk Pure

White Bean to Bar

Bronze- Dominican Republic 42% Caramelised White

Alcohol Ganache

Bronze- Champagne

Fruit, Floral, Spice or Infusion Ganache

Bronze- Matcha & Coconut

Other Caramel

Bronze- Clementine Caramel


Bronze- Dominican Republic 42% Caramelised White Ganache

Bronze- Chocolate Brownie Grand Slab

Silver- Dominican Republic 42% Caramelised White Macadamias




Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017


Filled Chocolates

Silver- Simple Milk Truffle

Nut Based

Silver- Gianduja Piedmont Hazelnuts

Bronze- Macho Gianduja

Alcohol Ganache

Silver- Lychee Saki Martini

Bronze- Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar

Silver- Ultimate Caramel

Bronze- St Lucia I.G 65% Buffalo Milk, Pumpkin Seeds & Himalayan Salt

Fruit, Floral, Spice or Infusion Ganache

Bronze- Passion Fruit Ganache

Bronze- Raspberry Smoothie Ganache

Other Caramel

Bronze- Butterscotch Caramel


Bronze- Treacle Tart

Dark Bean to Bar under 80%

Bronze- St Lucia Island Growers 72% Dark

Dark Bean to Bar 80% and over cocoa solids

Bronze- St Lucia Island Growers 100% Dark

Milk Bean to Bar

Bronze- Ghana Kuapa Kokoo 55% Milk

Bronze- Honduras Mayan Red 65% Milk

White Bean to Bar

Bronze- Dominican Republic 40% White

Flavoured White Chocolate Bar

Bronze- White Walnut & Raisin




Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

Mid-Market Business of the Year


Academy of Chocolate Awards 2016


Best Dark Chocolate Bean-to-Bar under 80%

Bronze – 72% Dark Saint Lucia


Dark Bean to Bar Over 80%

Bronze – 95% Dark Aracataca, Colombia


Milk Bean to Bar over 45%

Bronze – 65% Buffalo Milk Saint Lucia

Bronze – 67% Milk Colombia, Cienaga


Alcohol Ganache

Gold – Salted Caramel Vodka Ganache

Silver – Red Wine

Silver – Le Cognac Réviseur Ganache

Bronze – Chairman’s Reserve Golden Rum Ganache


Salted Caramel

Bronze – Salted Caramel Crème Ganache


Other Caramel

Bronze – Ultimate Caramel


Flavoured Other

Silver – Banana Bread



Bronze – Pecan Praline

Bronze – Salted Peanut Praline

Bronze – Pistachio Praline



Gold – Mint Royale


Drinking Chocolate – Plain

Bronze – 70% Saint Lucia Hot Chocolate



Gold – teaolat Cacao Breakfast Tea

Bronze – teaolat Spice Cacao, Chai & Chilli




Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards 2015


Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Rabot 1745 – Borough Market, London

Roast+Conch – Leeds

Hotel Chocolat Café – Copenhagen

Hotel Chocolat Café – Edinburgh

Hotel Chocolat Café – Kensington


Academy of chocolate awards 2015


Best Dark Chocolate Bean-to-Bar under 80%

Silver – 70% Dark Saint Lucia Rabot Estate single-côte Bord du Lac

Bronze – 70% Dark Honduran Mayan Re


Best Milk Chocolate Bean-to-Bar over 45%

Bronze – 65% Milk Nicaragua Chuno


Best Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar

Gold – 65% Milk Borough Market Blend Gin Bar

Bronze – 65% Milk Saint Lucian Conched Earl Grey


Best Filled Chocolate – Plain

Bronze – 85% Ghana Truffle


Best Filled Chocolate – Alcohol

Gold – Single Malt Cardhu Whisky

Silver – Gin Truffle


Best Filled Chocolate – Nuts

Bronze – Dukkah Praline

Bronze – Hazelnut Praline


Best Filled Chocolate – Other

Silver – Carrot Cake


Silver – 90% Dark Ecuador


Best Flavoured Drinking Chocolate

Gold – Salted Caramel


Best Drinking Chocolate – Infusions

Bronze – Peppermint and Cocoa Infusion




2014 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassadors

Heather Blackman, Managing Director, Commercial


Best Vegan Luxury Food Item, PETA UK Vegan Food Awards 2014

Fruit & Nut Frenzy Giant Slab


Great Taste Awards 2014

Cocoa Gin – 3 Stars

Cocoa Infusions – 1 Star

Cocoa Beer – 1 Star

Macho Gianduja – 1 Star


International Hotel & Property Awards 2014

Hotel Design Award – Caribbean

Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence

Dial A Flight 5 Best Restaurants in Saint Lucia –
2nd Best Restaurant in Saint Lucia


CIR Business Continuity Strategy Awards 2014

Business Continuity Strategy Through Partnership Award




Academy of Chocolate Awards 2013



Silver – Rabot Estate Single Côte Marcial


Best Filled Chocolate – Alcohol

Bronze – Pink Champagne Truffle


Best Filled Chocolate – Other

Bronze – Jasmine Spring Tips Ganache


Danish Chocolate Festival 2013

Most Innovative Chocolate Brand


Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2013

Best Body Moisturiser

Cocoa Juvenate Body Butter


PETA UK Vegan Food Awards 2013

Best Vegan Confectionery

Dark & Nutty Hazelnut Bûche


Great Taste Awards 2013

Dark & Nutty Hazelnut Bûche – 2 Stars

Java, East Region 74% Milk Chocolate Bar – 1 Star

Saint Lucia, Island Growers 70% Milk Chocolate Bar – 1 Star

Trinidad, Cocoa Association 75% Dark Chocolate Bar – 1 Star

Classic Champagne Truffles – 1 Star

Classic Milky Liquid Chocolat – 1 Star

White Chocolate Tiddly Chicks – 1 Star



New Store Europe Retail Week Interior Awards 2012

UK Retail Interior of the Year

Store Design of the Year


Bain & Company 2012

Most Advocated British Brand in the UK


Great Taste Awards

Spotlight on:

Midnight Mints

50% ‘Dash of Milk’ Praline (made with Rabot Estate cocoa)

Dark Salted Caramel

Chocolate Log

Orange Tangs

100% Dark Island Growers Bar

Caramel Smudge


Academy of Chocolate Awards 2012


Gold – Madagascan Raspberry and Hibiscus

Silver – 66% Rabot Estate Ganache

Bronze – 65% Rabot Estate 120 conch

Bronze – 66% Rabot Estate with Chilli & Orange

Bronze – Classic Liquid Chocolate


Accolades for the Boucan hotel, Saint Lucia


Travel + Leisure ‘IT List’ 2012

Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2012

Food & Travel – Top 10 Chocolate Experiences worldwide

Fodor 100 Award 2012

New York Times Travel – the Tree to Bar Experience is a "must do"


Conde Nast Traveller – “Boucan is probably the best, and certainly the most interesting Hotel-Restaurant on the island.”