SOME of the Margaret River regions most well known companies have performed tremendously yet again, picking up some major awards at the 2013 Royal Agricultural Society of WA Awards.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company secured a record haul of medals and trophies securing five coveted first prize trophies, six gold medals and 12 silver medals.
A newly created green tea truffle was one of the trophy winners, while other new truffles including curry and caramelised balsamic strawberry, won gold medals.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company's flagship premium truffle selection box also won a first prize trophy and gold medal.
Company spokesman Martin Black said The Margaret River Company remained committed to being a boutique chocolate company where innovation and quality were paramount.
"We have been the most successful chocolate exhibitor at the Perth Royal Show for almost a decade, but this year we really excelled and look forward to sharing our new creations with our customers," Mr Black said.
Millers Ice Cream, based in Cowaramup, won gold for its handmade ice cream, impressing the RASWA judges who rewarded the company for excellence and quality.
The young business also collected silver for their whole milk and three other ice cream flavours: chocolate mint crisp, ginger infused coffee with chocolate ripple and passionately fruit.
"As vanilla is a universally popular ice cream flavor, and a best seller, we're rapt to have developed a winning recipe and achieve gold with it." Millers Ice Cream owner Pul Miller said.
"There's nowhere to hide with vanilla, so you have to get it right.
"Developing new ice cream flavours, and perfecting traditional ones, is really rewarding."