Rumwell Hall Chocolatier wins Two Awards
Taunton based Chocolatiers; Rumwell Hall Chocolates won no less than two of the coveted silver awards in their very first time of entering the Taste of the West competition for confectionery.
The company based in Rumwell Hall between Taunton and Wellington took the awards for their hand rolled Milk Chocolates Truffles and their hand-rolled Taste of Somerset Truffles amid fierce competition in a field of 55 entrants.
“We were so delighted to have received this accolade and to have won two awards in the first year was more than we hoped for; the company has only been making these truffles for 5 months and we look like we have hit a winning formula. Rumwell Hall Chocolates was set up with the ambition to make great-tasting, fresh handmade chocolates using the finest ingredients, locally sourced where possible. Our goal is to offer our customers a great chocolate experience and recognise that our chocolates are an indulgence but once tasted they will not be forgotten” commented Sue Burton.
Sue and Phillipe Steele only paired up recently to launch this new venture, naming it after the beautiful Rumwell Hall where Sue’s commercial kitchen is based.
The winning truffles included delicious combinations such as Somerset Sloe Gin and dark chocolate and Somerset Apple Brandy with milk chocolate.
Taste of the West, established in 1991, is the regional food and drink trade organisation for the South West of England. As a membership organisation Taste of the West works to develop the region’s exceptional regional food and drink industry.
Speaking on behalf of Taste of the West, Belinda Berwick added, “The Judges commented on how well presented the truffles were and how tasty. The ribbon and box looked beautiful and the brandy aroma and taste was great, with the sloe gin flavour really good with the smooth dark chocolate.”