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European Semi-final 2013 – Winners

May 9, 2013 9:00 am by Tania Bazell in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 European Semi-final, which was judged  in London, United Kingdom, 22-26 April 2013 with the support of our European sponsors.

The International Chocolate Awards aim 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.

Judging Panel

The judging panel is made up of experts, food journalists, sommeliers and pastry chefs from the host country and is overseen by members of our international Grand Jury, who travel to each competition.

You can read profiles on each of the 2013 European Semi-final Grand Jurors here. A list of the judges who attended this competition is published here.

Prizes

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

The Grand Jury can also nominate outstanding products that didn’t quite achieve an award to go forward as World Finalists. These products qualify to enter the World Final in October 2013 in London, along with the Gold and Silver medal winners.

You can also find a full list of the products that made it to the Grand Jury round here.

 

The Winners and World Finalists of the 2013 European Semi-finals are:

Bars

Bars – Dark plain/origin bars

GOLD: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Cusco (Overall winner & Chocolate Maker, Directly Sourced, France)

SILVER: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Friis-Holm Barba 70 % (GOLD, Denmark)

SILVER: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Juliana

SILVER: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Porcelana

SILVER: Red Star Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Honduras Indio Rojo (GOLD, British)

SILVER: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Friis-Holm Nicaliso 70 %

NOMINATION: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Chuao

NOMINATION: Dolci Libertà (Italy) – Madagascar 68% bars

NOMINATION: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Friis-Holm Medagla 70 %

GOLD: Switzerland  – IDILIO ORIGINS Premium Swiss Chocolates (Switzerland) – Idilio No.1 Porcelana Criollo Puro

Bars – Milk plain/origin bars

GOLD: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Friis-Holm Dark Milk 55 % (Overall & Directly Traded)

SILVER: Red Star Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Venezuela Ocumare 55% milk (GOLD, Chocolate Maker)

Bars – White plain/origin bars

NOMINATION: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Ivoire

Bars – Flavoured dark chocolate

GOLD: Akesson’s (Switzerland) – 75% chocolate & black pepper

SILVER: Clement Chococult (Germany) – Gefüllte Whiskyschokolade

SILVER: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Sea salted caramel filled bar (GOLD, British)

SILVER: The Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Orange & Pink Lake Salt

NOMINATION: Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Dark chocolate with creamy coffee

NOMINATION: The Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – The Chieftain

Bars – Flavoured milk chocolate

SILVER: Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Organic Milk chocolate bar with salted caramelised almonds and rosemary

NOMINATION: Toot Sweets- Shropshire Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Milk Chocolate Bar with Cocoa Nibs, Pistachios and Smoked Sea Salt

NOMINATION: Akesson’s (Switzerland) – 45% Bali Milk Chocolate with Fleur de Sel & Coconut Blossom Sugar

Bars – Flavoured white chocolate

GOLD: Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Organic White Chocolate & Cardamom Bar


Filled chocolates – dark (flavoured or unflavoured)

Unflavoured dark – Ganaches and truffles

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

NOMINATION: Clement Chococult (Germany) – Truffelpraline Maracaibo 88

Flavoured dark – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Shelly Preston for Boutique Aromatique (United Kingdom) – Garden Mint & Sweet Basil (Overall & British)

SILVER: Shelly Preston for Boutique Aromatique (United Kingdom) – Sicilian Lemon & Sweet Lavender

SILVER: Shelly Preston for Boutique Aromatique (United Kingdom) – Yuzu, Citrus Paradisi, Pimento Berry

NOMINATION: Shelly Preston for Boutique Aromatique (United Kingdom) – Espresso, Cardamom & Bitter Almond

Dark – Nut based pralines and gianduja, enrobed whole nuts

GOLD: Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Salted Chocolate Toffee & Crunchy Praline

Dark – Caramels

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

SILVER: Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Kalamansi Lime Caramel

SILVER: Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Passion Fruit and Rosemary Caramel

Dark – Fruit pastes, jellies/gelée, enrobed whole fruits

SILVER: The Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Orange & Salt


Filled chocolates – milk (flavoured or unflavoured)

Milk – Nut based pralines

SILVER: François Pralus (France) – Bar ”infernal” milk

Milk – Caramels

SILVER: The Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Salted Caramel

NOMINATION: Centho-Chocolates (Belgium) – Salin


Filled chocolates – mixed (flavoured or unflavoured)

Ganaches and truffles with mixed  dark/milk/white for coating and fillings

GOLD: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Passion fruit curd (Overall & British)

NOMINATION: Shelly Preston for Boutique Aromatique (United Kingdom) – Honeyed, Hand-Blended Chai


Spreads

Dark – Spreads

SILVER: Coppeneur (Germany) – Cru de Cao Canapé Crème nuts praliné

Milk – Spreads

SILVER: François Pralus (France) – Creme de Noisette (hazelnut spread)

NOMINATION: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Sea salted caramel

NOMINATION: Coppeneur (Germany) – Cru de Cao Canapé Crème Almond Praline

 



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