Whidbey Island chocolatier George Brunjes — and his confection company, Chocolates by George of Langley — is having an award-winning fall.
In September, Brunjes, 66, took home three awards at Chile Pepper Magazine’s ZestFest in Fort Worth, Texas, including a second place in the candy division with his Great Balls of Fire truffles and a third place for his coffee and chili-flavored Caffiendish truffles.
Brunjes, who uses spicy ingredients from Zane and Zack’s World Famous Honey Co. of Renton, also won a second place at this year’s ZestFest in the chocolate dessert division with his hot coffee cake, a flourless chocolate cake featuring coffee and hot sauce flavors.
This isn’t the first time Brunjes has been recognized for his spicy creations. In 2008, his Great Balls of Fire won a first place award at ZestFest.
In October, Brunjes’ Great Balls of Fire truffles, also known as Incendiary Chocolates, won a first-place award in the international spicy foods competition sponsored by The Hot Pepper online forum.
Learn more about Chocolates By George at www.chocolatesby george.com or call 800-319-2181.