The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition that recognises excellence in fine chocolate from around the world.
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The International Chocolate Awards judges bars and filled chocolates (bonbons, pralines, ganaches, chocolate spreads and typical national chocolate products) in national and regional rounds with a Grand Final judging the best of the best. The first year included rounds in Italy, the UK, the USA with the first year’s Grand Final in the UK in October, coinciding with Chocolate Week. 2013 added an Israeli round, with other country rounds in development.
Entries to the Awards are welcomed from both international chocolate makers and chocolatiers.
The International Chocolate Awards has been set up by Martin Christy of fine chocolate review site, Seventy% and Kate Johns, Director of Chocolate Week, who in 2004 had the original idea for chocolate awards in the UK.
The new awards are designed to reflect international tastes and offer a level playing field for international entries. The judging panel will be made up of chocolate experts, food journalists and pastry chefs, with an international Grand Jury present at each judging round.
Transparency and fairness are key to the philosophy of the awards, which will be overseen by independent committees of experts and entrants. We aim to consult widely with the fine chocolate industry on the details, categories and structure of the awards.