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The 2016 Winners!

President's Award: Aprilla's Cakes of Maine - The Chocolate Italian
Best Display/Presentation: Dolce Vivian

Best Cake/Bars: Dolce Vivian - Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie
Best Candy/Truffle: Sweet Kisses Confections - S'More Truffle
Best Cheesecake: Izzy's Cheesecake - Mocha Turtle Cheesecake
Best Cookie: Reilly's Bakery - Peanut Buttercup Cookie
Best Needham: Country Chocolates - Chocolate Caramel Needham
Best Sea Salt: Christopher Hastings Confections - Maine Sea Salt Caramel Bon Bon
Best Specialty: Southern Maine Community College - Chocolate Chunk Brownie Fritter

30th Anniversary Pearl Award
Like a pearl, each of these candy confections are unique so the Culinary Judges select from candy categories of Candy/Truffle/Needham to identify the most unique palette pleaser in these categories.

30th Anniversary Pearl Award: Christopher Hastings Confections - Maine Sea Salt Caramel Bon Bon
People's Choice Award: Christopher Hastings Confections - Maine Sea Salt Caramel Bon Bon

The 2015 Winners!

President's Award: Sunrise Corner - Bacon Fudge Crisps
Best Display/Presentation: La Crème Chocolat
Best Candy: Southern Maine Community College - Sea Salt Dark Chocolate with Raspberry Filling and Ginger Infused Caramel
Best Cookie/Bar: Chewy Chewy Yum Yum - Chewy Chewy Yum Yum Bar
Best Cupcake: Aprilla Cakes - Dream Fling Cupcake
Best Needham: Country Chocolates - Blueberry Needham
Best Specialty: Vena's Fizz House - Fling Fizz Surprise!
Best Truffle: Chef Paul's Truffles - Peanut Butter Scotch Truffle
Best Chocolate Culinary Confection: Country Chocolates - Blueberry Needham
People's Choice Award: Aprilla Cakes - Dream Fling Cupcake


The 2014 Winners!

President's Award: La Crème Chocolat - Chocolate Stout Truffles
Best Display/Presentation: La Crème Chocolat
Best Brownie: Kids Gone Raw - Moose Mint Brownies
Best Cake/Cupcake: Grammie Lucy's Cupcakes
Best Candy: Country Chocolates - Peppermint Needham
Best Cheesecake: Ragamuffin's Baking Co. - Death by Chocolate Cheesecake
Best Fudge: SunRise Corner - Witch's Brew Fudge
Best Truffle: Chef Paul's Truffles - Migration of the Wimbrel
People's Choice Award: Ragamuffins Baking Co. - Death by Chocolate Cheesecake

Kids Choice Ballot by Kai Stewart-Fox: Best Chocolate: SunRise Corner; Best Display: Pepper Club


The 2013 Winners!

President's Award: Country Chocolates - Classic Needham
Best Display: Southern Maine Community College
People's Choice Award: Pepper Club - Black & Tan Cookie Sandwich

Best Candy: Sue's Needhams - Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge
Best Cheesecake: Ice It! Bakery - Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
Best Cupcake: Y-Lime's Gourmet Desserts - Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cupcake
Best Needham: Country Chocolates - Raspberry Cream Needham
Best Specialty Item: Bam Bam Bakery - Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Bar


The 2012 Winners!

President's Award: Pepperclub -- Chocolate Peppercake with Mocha Buttercream
Best Presentation: Southern Maine Community College
People's Choice Award: Bella Cheesecakes -- Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecake

Best Cake: Pepperclub -- Chocolate Peppercake with Mocha Buttercream & Y-Lime's Gourmet Desserts -- Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cupcake (tie)
Best Candy: Dean's Sweets -- Maine Sea Salt Caramel
Best Cheesecake: York County Community College -- Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Truffle
Best Cookie: Southern Maine Community College -- Chocolate Macaroon with Valhrona Orange Dark Chocolate Ganache
Best Needham: Country Chocolates -- Needhams
Best Pie/Pastry: The Great Lost Bear -- Snickers Pie
Best Specialty Item: Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub -- Chocolate Stout "Patty Melt"


The 2011 Winners!

President's Award: County Chocolates -- Maple Chocolate
Best Presentation: Flour Design
People's Choice Award: Southern Maine Community College -- Chambord Cups

Best Cake: Flour Designs -- Mini Cake Pop
Best Candy Fudge: Maine Gourmet Chocolate -- Chocolate Sea Salt Nut Bars
Best Cheesecake: Bella Cheesecake -- German Chocolate Cheesecake
Best Mousse: Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro -- Vegan Chocolate Coconut Mousse
Best Needham: Sue's Needhams - Sue's All Natural Homemade Needhams
Best Pie Pastry: The Great Lost Bear -- Snickers Pie
Best Specialty Item: Pepper Club -- Death by Chocolate Circa 1986
Best Torte: Southern Maine Community College -- Gianduja Margulaine
Best Truffle: York County Community College -- Chocolate Oreo Truffle


The 2010 Winners!

President's Award: York County Community College -- Chocolate Toffee Coyote Crunch
Best Presentation: Yummy Tummy Bakery & Chocolates
People's Choice Award: Bella Cheesecake -- S'mores Cheesecake

Best Brownie: Green Elephant -- Green Elephant Vegan Brownies
Best Cake: Cinque Terre/Vignola -- Mocha Toffee Truffle Cake
Best Candy/Fudge: York County Community College -- Chocolate Toffee Coyote Crunch
Best Cheesecake: Maine Gourmet Chocolate -- Cheesecake Bomb
Best Mousse: Chocolate Falls In Maine -- Chocolate Mousse Cups
Best Pie/Pastry: The Great Lost Bear -- Snicker's Pie
Best Truffle: Dean's Sweets -- Raspberry Truffle
Best Specialty Item: Green Elephant -- Chocolate Thai Rice Pudding
Best Torte: Bar of Chocolate -- Bocca Negra


The 2009 Winners!

President's Award: Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub -- Chocolate Quesadilla
Best Presentation: 20 Milk Street at the Portland Regency Hotel
People's Choice Award: Old Port Candy Co. -- Black Bear Paw Fudge

Best Brownie: Twenty Milk Street at The Portland Regency Hotel -- Buddha Brownies
Best Cake: The Bar of Chocolate -- Chocolate Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting
Best Candy/Fudge/Truffle: Nutmeg Foods -- The Maine Sea Salt Bar
Best Cheesecake: Izzy's Cheesecake - Triple Chocolate Cheesecake and Cake
Best Mousse: Chocolate Falls in Maine -- Chocolate Mousse Cups
Best Pie: Green Elephant -- Chocolate Orange Mousse Pie
Best Specialty Item: Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub -- Chocolate Quesadilla
Best Torte: Holiday Inn By the Bay -- Flourless Chocolate Mousse Torte with Chocolate Grand Marnier Glaze


The 2008 Winners!

President's Award - The Bar of Chocolate – Dark Chocolate Espresso Truffles
People's Choice Award - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub – Chocolate Bruschetta
Presentation Award - Izzy's Cheesecake

Best Brownie - Izzy's Cheesecake – White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie
Best Cake/Torte - The Bar of Chocolate – Chocolate Decadence Cake with White Chocolate Bourbon Sauce
Best Candy/Fudge/Truffle - Old Port Candy Company – Toffee Caramel Crunch
Best Cheesecake - Izzy's Cheesecake – Mocha Turtle Cheesecake
Best Cookie - Corsetti's Market – Peanut Butter Cup Flat
Best Mousse - Chocolate Falls in Maine – Chocolate Mousse Cup
Best Pastry - Corsetti's Market – The Zebra
Best Specialty - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub – Chocolate Bruschetta


2007 Winners!

President's Award - Southern Maine Community College Culinary Department - Grand Manier Ganache Brownie
Best Presentation - The Daily Thymes
Honorable Mentions for Best Presentation: Corsetti's Market and Geo's Patisserie Cafe
People's Choice Award: Corsetti's Market - The Zebra

Best Brownie - Southern Maine Community College Culinary Department - Grand Manier Ganache Brownie
Best Cake - Holiday Inn By the Bay - Double Chocolate Macadamia Cake
Best Candy/Fudge - Old Port Candy Company - No Bake Cookie Fudge
Best Cheesecake - Izzy's Cheesecake
Best Pastry - Corsetti's Market - The Zebra
Best Mousse - Jonathon's - Chocolate Chambord Mousse with Almond Tuile Elderberry Creme Frieche
Best Pie - The Great Lost Bear - Snicker's Pie
Best Speciality - MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery - Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache
Best Torte - Geo's Patisserie Cafe - Chocolate Othello Torte
Best Truffle - Bintliff's American Cafe - Chocolate Truffle
Best Vegan - Pepperclub - Double Chocolate Vegan Custard

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