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World Final 2012 – Winners

October 12, 2012 4:19 am by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 World Final, which took place in London, 9-11 October during Chocolate Week 2012. The World Final judged the best of the best – Gold and Silver winners and Finalist nominations from over 600 products entered into the European and Americas Semi-finals and the Italian and Canadian national competitions.

The International Chocolate Awards is a new competition set up to recognise the best fine quality chocolate from around the world. The awards are designed to reflect international tastes and offer a level playing field for international entries. The judging panel is made up of experts, food journalists and pastry chefs from the host country, overseen by a Grand Jury who travel to each competition.

Prizes

The categories, which range from origin bars to filled chocolates to spreads, are designed to reflect the current chocolate industry. Prizes are separated according to category, with just one Gold awarded in each category and a number of Silver awards available.

For the bar categories we have also given awards for Directly Traded, Organic and Chocolate Maker. In the World Final only, we have also given an award for the best cacao source, to go to the farmer, cooperative or locality providing the best named source cacao.

The Winners of the World Finals 2012 are:


Bars

Bars – Dark plain/origin bars

Overall winners

GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic

SILVER:  Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Piura-Quemazon

SILVER: Art Pollard / Amano Chocolate Company (United States)  – Cuyagua 70% Dark Chocolate

SILVER: Art Pollard / Amano Chocolate Company (United States) – Chuao 70% Dark Chocolate

SILVER: Chocolatier Michel Cluizel (France) – Los Anconès Bio

SILVER: Domori (Italy) – Guasare

Special awards

GOLD – Chocolate Maker: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic

GOLD – Growing Country Chocolate: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic

GOLD – Directly Traded Cacao: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic

GOLD – Organic: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 70% Raw – Organic and Biodynamic

GOLD – Best cacao source: Piura-Quemazon

Bars – Milk plain/origin bars

Overall winners

GOLD: Chocolatier Michel Cluizel (France) – Maralumi Milk

SILVER: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Dark Milk – Nicaragua 55%

Bars – White plain/origin bars

Overall winners

GOLD: Chocolates El Rey, C.A. (Venezuela) – Icoa White Chocolate

SILVER: Chocolatier Michel Cluizel (France) – Ivoire

Special awards

GOLD – Growing Country Chocolate: Chocolates El Rey, C.A. (Venezuela) – Icoa White Chocolate

Bars – Flavoured dark chocolate

GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – 60% With Lemongrass

SILVER:  Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70% Chocolate Bar With Salt And Cacao Nibs – Organic and Biodynamic

SILVER:  Slitti Chocolate (Italy) – ‘CaffèNero’

SILVER:  Madre Chocolate (United States) – Triple Cacao

SILVER:  Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70% Chocolate Bar With Maca – Organic and Biodynamic

Bars – Flavoured milk chocolate

GOLD: Slitti Chocolate (Italy) – ‘CaffèLatte’

SILVER:  Askinosie Chocolate (United States) – Dark Milk Chocolate + Black Licorice Collabaration™ Bar

SILVER:  Damian Allsop Chocolates (UK) – Eat london China Town

SILVER:  Cococo Chocolatiers Inc. (Canada) – Habanero Sea Salt Thyme And Rosemary Milk Chocolate Bar


Filled chocolates – unflavoured dark

Unflavoured dark – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (UK) – 85% RAW Ecuadorian dark chocolate truffle

SILVER: Damian Allsop Chocolates (UK) – Madagascan Water ganache

SILVER: Rococo Chocolates (UK) – Madagascar House Truffle

Unflavoured dark – Nut based pralines

(No flavour other than nut)

No awards given

Unflavoured dark – Gianduiotto

GOLD: A Giordano (Italy) – ‘Giandujotti fatti a mano’

SILVER: Guido Castagna (Italy) – ‘Giandujotti’


Filled chocolates – flavoured dark

Flavoured dark – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Damian Allsop Chocolates (UK) – Salty Liquorice water ganache

SILVER: Boutique Aromatique (UK) – Mint & Sweet Basil

SILVER: Rococo Chocolates (UK) – Rose & Cocoa Nib Ganache

Flavoured dark – Nut based pralines and gianduja, enrobed whole nuts

No awards given

Flavoured dark – Caramels

(Including plain caramels)

GOLD: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (UK) – Sea salted caramel

Fruit pastes, jellies/gelée, enrobed whole fruits

No awards given


Filled chocolates – milk (flavoured or unflavoured)

Milk – Ganaches and truffles

SILVER: Beta5 (Canada) – Imperial Stout

Milk – Nut based pralines and gianduja

PRALINES

SILVER: De Bondt Cioccolato Originale (Italy) – ‘Pralina alla nocciola al latte’

FLAVOURED CREMINO

GOLD: L’Artigiano dei f.lli Gardini snc  (Italy) – ‘Cremino latte fondente con amarena’

SILVER: L’Artigiano dei f.lli Gardini snc  (Italy) – ‘Cremino latte fondente con liquerizia’

Milk – Enrobed whole fruits or nuts

SILVER: De Bondt Cioccolato Originale (Italy) – ‘Pinoli’

Milk – Caramels

(Iincluding plain caramels)

SILVER: Theo Chocolate (United States) – Ghost Chile Caramel

SILVER: Fika Choklad (United States) – Burnt Caramel


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate

GOLD: Guido Castagna (Italy) – ’55+’

Spreads with milk chocolate

GOLD: Slitti Chocolate (Italy) – ‘Riccosa’

SILVER: Piluc (Italy) – ‘Pilucchella’


 



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