Whoopi & Tampa Leaders to Select New Chocolate Flavor

“New Flavor” Contest Winner Selected on Sept. 26, Largo, Fla.

WHAT: Over 2,500 flavor suggestions were submitted to join the award-winning artisan chocolate line by renowned chocolatier William Dean Brown. Some of Brown’s current flavors include: Bananas Foster, Coconut Caramel, Crème Brûlée and Dulce de Leche. The winner receives a 100- piece collector’s edition of exclusive chocolates. Read more

William Dean Chocolates featured in Tampa Bay Magazine—Nov. 2009

William Dean Chocolates featured in Tampa Bay magazine — Nov. 2009

Largo, FL, Nov. 2010—In a feature story titled “The Perfect Gift”, readers of the Nov./Dec. 2009 issue of Tampa Bay magazine were deliciously introduced to William Dean Chocolates. Dubbed as the perfect gift for anyone, the artistic creations of owner/chef/artist Bill Brown were lauded not only for their unique and flavorful tastes but also for their visual appeal—a multi-sensory approach the Brown uses with each creation.

To read the full article, please click here. For further information, please contact Bill Brown at (727) 593-0656.

William Dean Chocolates Wins at Chocolate Salon Awards—March 2010

The reviews are in and William Dean Chocolates have won prizes from coast to coast. In separately judged contests in Boston, Las Vegas and San Francisco, the confectionary creations of owner/chef/artist Bill Brown were recognized time and time again. Read more

AAA Members Suggest Flavors for William Dean Chocolates and Win!—Sept. 2010

Largo, FL, Sept. 2010—After an article appeared in AAA Going Places magazine featuring William Dean Chocolates, thousands of AAA members flocked online to suggest their own unique combination of flavors. The article, which touted the uniqueness of Brown’s chocolates, concluded with a contest asking readers to submit their own unique concoction. Brown himself will select and create his top 10 flavor combinations from all the submitted suggestions, and present the candidates to a final panel of judges including celebrity Whoopi Goldberg. The AAA member who submitted the flavor combination deemed to be the winner will then receive a custom basket of 100 William Dean Chocolates. Read more

William Dean Chocolates featured in AAA Going Places magazine—Sept. 2010

Largo, FL, Sept. 2010—William Dean Chocolates made a tasteful contribution to the pages of AAA Going Places magazine in their Sept./Oct. 2010 issue. The column “Double Take” featured a brief history of owner/chef/artist Bill Brown’s foray into the world of chocolatiers. Read more

All That Glitters Wine Tasting & Silent Auction—Sept. 2008

Sincere thanks to all who joined MacDonald Training Center and Honorary Event Chair Wayne Shattuck of ABC Action News for the 11th Annual “All That Glitters” Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. Read more

Getting Fresh—Oct. 2008

Next Generation Chocolatiers arriving in style, panache

I’m sure a few of you were able to attend the Chocolate Show in New York City last week, which in addition to its fabulous opening night Chocolate Fashion show, featured a broad range of activities as well as leading chocolate manufacturers from all over the world. Read more

Sweet & Healthy—Oct. 2008

October 22, 2008, Chocolate competition picks finalists

This year’s Next Generation Chocolatier Competition, which received more than 36 entries from across the country, has narrowed the contest to six finalists. Founded in 2004, the competition is held every two years and is open to U.S.-based chocolate makers who use artisan production methods, whether they are emerging professionals or student aspirants.

After an initial culling of contestants to 20 by head judge and noted chocolate educator and author Clay Gordon, the competition’s panel of judges reduced the number to the following participants: Gail Ambrosius (Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier — Madison, Wis.), William Brown (William Dean Chocolates — Largo, Fla.), Joanne Hansen (Bon Bon Bakery & Chocolates — San Diego), Sarah Hart (Alma Chocolate — Portland), Stephanie Marcon (CoCo-Luxe Confections — Sausalito, Calif.) and Maria Valente (Chocolations — Mamaroneck, N.Y.). Read more

Chocolatier’s Art is Easy to Savor—April 2008

One might feel a little guilty about eating a William Dean chocolate — and not just because of the calories.

Each is a hand-painted miniature work of art.

But biting into pieces filled with lavender and lemon caramel, pecan marzipan, strawberry balsamic or lemongrass and coconut is an adventure in different tastes.

So who is William Dean and where does one find these artisan chocolates? Read more