KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Sip It or Savor It Recipe Contest Winner Announced

KOHLER, Wis. – October 25, 2017KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates congratulates Lauren Rose Hofland of Sheboygan as its Sip It or Savor It Recipe Contest winner for the Austrian Steam. The recipe enhances Kohler Original Recipe Hot Chocolate Mix by adding Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy and Jake’s Ginger Tea garnished with whipping cream and chopped Kohler Savory Dark Chocolate. The Austrian Steam hot chocolate recipe was crafted to be a unique twist on a traditional hot cocoa recipe paying homage to the Kohler family’s Austrian heritage.

The Sip It or Savor It event was held at Appley Theater on October 21 as part of the celebrated line-up of culinary seminars and soirees of the 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, held at Destination Kohler. The five finalists were selected to present their creation to a sold out crowd and special guest judges David Kohler, President & CEO of Kohler Co. and his wife Nina Kohler – Owner of Sweet Potatoes Boutique; Evan Hughes, Co-Founder of Central Standard Craft Distillery; Anette Righi DeFendi, Head Chocolatier-Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates; and Marcus Collier, Food and Beverage Manager, Delaware North—Lambeau Field. The audience voted for the best recipe.

“The contest – a celebration of the launched Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy – was a great opportunity for people to push traditional boundaries and showcase their creative recipe skills with one of Wisconsinites’ favorite spirit – brandy,” said Gerald Allison, Manager of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.

Hofland was awarded the Sip It or Savor It grand prize package the Ultimate LODGE KOHLER Getaway – including overnight hotel accommodations at AAA Four-Diamond LODGE KOHLER – the brand new premiere hotel in Green Bay’s Titletown –spa services at the KOHLER Waters SPA at LODGE KOHLER, and a special bonus prize of Green Bay Packer Tickets. The runners up, LeRon Buettner of Shawno, Wis. and Mike Kroes of McFarland, Wis. created dessert dishes that were crowd favorites and each received Destination Kohler getaways.

More than 50 contestants submitted food and beverage recipes from September 5-30, 2017, using Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy or Kohler Chocolate Mint Brandy. The contest encouraged individuals to enter cocktail or food recipes utilizing one or both of the uniquely blended, chocolate-infused brandies from Kohler Co. Incorporating the unique blend of chocolate created exclusively for the company, the new spirit is naturally infused with Kohler’s dark chocolate, providing an unmatched spirits taste and experience. The Dark Chocolate Brandy and Chocolate Mint Brandy are available at Destination Kohler, home to the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel, as well as more than 350 retailers and restaurants throughout Wisconsin.

History of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
The KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates story begins with turtles. And not just any run-of-the-mill turtle – a complex blend of chocolate; smoky, burnt caramel and finished with salted pecans hand-picked for their size and perfection. The turtle that went through rigorous testing, many recipe tweaks and extensive sampling was perfected by the renowned chefs at Destination Kohler and blessed by Kohler Co. CEO & Chairman, Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., to launch KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates in 2007.

Today, the original Terrapins have become the basis for an emerging chocolates business that refuses to clutter the marketplace; rather it seeks to explore limitless opportunity in taste and texture with natural raw ingredients. The Terrapins have since been expanded into four delicious varieties and the company has continued to diversify its line of chocolates.

KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates signature lines are available year-round at the Craverie Chocolatier Café and online at KohlerChocolates.com. The Craverie Chocolatier Café is one of 12 dining establishments throughout Destination Kohler, located in Kohler, Wisconsin. The resort boasts four Championship golf courses at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run and a Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa. Stay up to date on resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information, please call 800-344-2838 or visit DestinationKohler.com.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 56 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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