Greytown artisan chocolate studio Schoc Chocolates won five awards at the inaugural New Zealand Chocolate Awards last week.

Schoc business owner and chocolatier Murray Langham said he was delighted to win a gold award for his lavender, salted caramel; two silvers for his lemon white tablet and orange and geranium stirrer, and two bronze awards for his peanut bar and Wellington tablet.

He said the awards reflected his commitment to producing premium products made from premium ingredients and having the ability to think outside the square when it comes to flavour combinations.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on offering unusual flavour combinations such as our original chilli and lime, the more exotic curry and poppadum and now our gold-winning Lavender salted caramel,” he said.

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