World Final 2014 – Winners

November 30, 2014 5:30 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 World Final, which took place in London, 4 – 6 November 2014. The World Final judged the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from around 950 products entered into the European and Americas Semi-finals and Regional and National competitions in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, Scandinavia and Canada.

The International Chocolate Awards was set up to recognise excellence in fine quality chocolate from around the world. The awards are designed to reflect international tastes and celebrate and recognise traditional craft companies as well as encourage new producers around the world.

Judging Panel

The judging panel is made up of experts, food journalists, bloggers, chefs, sommeliers and pastry chefs from each host country or region, overseen by members of the permanent Grand Jury, who travel to each competition. Over 16,000 individual judging evaluations were completed in all competitions in 2014, by hundreds of judges world-wide.

You can read profiles on each of the 2014 World Final Grand Jurors here. A list of the judges who attended this competition is published here.

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 Growing Country Chocolate, Directly Traded, Organic and Chocolate Maker. These are given to the highest scoring eligible product that reaches the grand Jury round in its category.

A full list of the products that made it to the Grand Jury round is available here.

The Winners of the World Finals 2014 are:


BARS

* In the Plain/origin bar categories, the declared chocolate maker is listed for private label bars.

Bars – Dark plain/origin bars

GOLD: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 70%

SILVER: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Kaori

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

SILVER: CACAOSUYO (Peru) – Lakuna

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Tangara 70%

BRONZE: Soma Chocolate (Canada) – Peru Nacional

BRONZE: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Johe 70% ( * Bonnat, France)

BRONZE: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Nicaliso 70% ( * Bonnat, France)

BRONZE: Omnom (Iceland) – Madagascar 66 %

Special Category awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%:

      GOLD – Chocolate Maker

      – GOLD – Growing Country

      – GOLD – Organic

      – GOLD – Directly Traded:

Bars – High Percentage Dark plain/origin bars

GOLD: Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat (Vietnam) – Tan Phu Dong 85% La Grande Epicerie de Paris

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 85%

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Raw 100%

Special category awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat (Vietnam) – Tan Phu Dong 85% La Grande Epicerie de Paris:

      – GOLD – Chocolate Maker

      – GOLD – Growing Country

      – GOLD – Directly Traded

Bars – Milk plain/origin bars

GOLD: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65% ( * Bonnat, France)

SILVER: Castronovo Chocolate (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Colombia, Sierra Nevada, Dark Milk

SILVER: Chocolat Madagascar (Madagascar) – Fine Milk Chocolate 50% Cocoa

Special category awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65% ( * Bonnat, France):

      – GOLD – Directly Traded

Chocolat Madagascar (Madagascar) – Fine Milk Chocolate 50% Cocoa:

      – GOLD – Chocolate Maker

      – GOLD – Growing Country

Bars – White plain/origin bars

GOLD: Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela) – Icoa

SILVER: Chocolat Madagascar (Madagascar) – Fine White 34% Cocoa & bourbon vanilla caviar

Special category awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Chocolates El Rey (Venezuela) – Icoa

      – GOLD – Growing Country

      – GOLD – Directly Traded

Bars – Dark chocolate bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring

SILVER: Gardini (Italy) – Dark Chocolate Caffè e Cardamomo

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pacari Andean Lemon Verbena Chocolate Bar

BRONZE: The Violet Chocolate Company (Canada) – Rose Mint

Bars – Dark chocolate bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces

GOLD: Akesson’s (United Kingdom) – Madagascar – 75% chocolate & voatsiperifery pepper

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pacari Pink Cuzco Salt & Cacao Nibs Chocolate bar

SILVER: Pacari Chocolate (Ecuador) – Pacari Coffee chocolate bar

SILVER: Beschle (Switzerland) – Rosemary & Citrus Thyme

Bars – Flavoured dark chocolate bars with a filling

GOLD: Guido Castagna (Italy) – Gianduja Fondente

SILVER: es koyama (Japan) – Spicy Mineral

SILVER: Co Couture (United Kingdom) – Japanese Cherry Sencha 70%

SILVER: CACAOSUYO (Peru) – Camu Camu/Yacon

BRONZE: Schell Schokoladen (Germany) – Gefüllte Sauerkirsch Tafelpraline

BRONZE: François Pralus (France) – Barre Infernale Noir

Bars – Milk chocolate bars flavoured with an infusion or flavouring

GOLD: The Violet Chocolate Company (Canada) – Honey Rosemary

SILVER: Gardini (Italy) – Milk Chocolate with liquorice and sweet sea salt of Cervia

SILVER: es koyama (Japan) – Fukinoto

Bars – Milk chocolate bars flavoured with inclusions or pieces

GOLD: Askinosie Chocolate (United States) – Dark Milk Chocolate + Black Licorice CollaBARation™ Bar

BRONZE: Michel Cluizel (France) – Milk Salted Butter Caramel

BRONZE: Theo Chocolate (United States) – Theo Chocolate Organic & Fair Trade Coffee & Cream 45% Milk Chocolate Bar

Bars – Flavoured milk chocolate bars with a filling

GOLD: FIKA choklad (United States) – Quinoa/Hazelnut Bar

SILVER: Clement (Germany) – Lütje Lage gefüllte Vollmilchschokolade

Bars – Flavoured white chocolate

GOLD: es koyama (Japan) – Genmaicha (Hojicha & Genmai)

SILVER: es koyama (Japan) – Kyoto (Matcha & Mibuna)

SILVER: Beschle (Switzerland) – Lassi

SILVER: Simply Chocolate (Denmark) – Persian Perry

SILVER: es koyama (Japan) – Strawberry Jam

BRONZE: The Violet Chocolate Company (Canada) – Pumpkin Chai

BRONZE: Gusto Chocolates – Artisan Bark (Canada) – Dolce Vita


Filled chocolates – dark

Unflavoured dark ganaches and truffles

GOLD: Chocolopolis (United States) – Madagascar Craft Truffle

SILVER: Chocolopolis (United States) – House Blend Dominican Republic Dark Chocolate Truffle

Unflavoured dark nut pralines

GOLD: es koyama (Japan) – Golden Sesame Praline

Unflavoured dark gianduiotto

GOLD: Guido Castagna (Italy) – Giandujotto

SILVER: A Giordano (Italy) – Gianduiotti lavorati a mano

Unflavoured dark cremino

GOLD: Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Nocciola Piemonte IGP e Pistacchio di Bronte

Flavoured dark ganaches and truffles

Exceptionally, two Golds were given due to a tie at Grand Jury round.

GOLD: Ika Chocolate (Israel) – Za’atar Ganache

GOLD: svenningsen chocolatier (Denmark) – Wild Blueberry (Johe chocolate)

SILVER: Anouska (Denmark) – Blood Orange

SILVER: svenningsen chocolatier (Denmark) – Lazy olive/yuzu

SILVER: svenningsen chocolatier (Denmark) – Spruce infusion (Nicaliso chocolate)

SILVER: Xocolat (Austria) – Whisky Zigarre Marca Privada

BRONZE: BETA5 (Canada) – Fisherman’s Friend

BRONZE: es koyama (Japan) – Indonesian Café & Lychee Raspberry

BRONZE: French Broad Chocolates (United States) – Thai truffle

Dark – nut based pralines and gianduja, enrobed whole nuts

GOLD: Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Nocciola Piemonte IGP e Cannella

SILVER: BETA5 (Canada) – Rosemary Caramel

SILVER: Atelier du Confiseur (France) – Sel de Guérande

BRONZE: Sylvain Marron Chocolatier Pâtissier (Sweden) – Levain

BRONZE: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates & Confections (Canada) – Almond Coconut Praline

Dark – Caramels

GOLD: FIKA choklad (United States) – Liquorice/Yuzu

SILVER: Theo Chocolate (United States) – Theo Chocolate Licorice Caramel

BRONZE: kettler Schokolade (Germany) – Meersalzkaramell / Sea salted caramel

Dark fruit pastes, jellies/gelée, enrobed whole fruits, liquid centres with alcohol, fondants

GOLD: Mälarchocolaterie Swedish Chocolate Luxury (Sweden) – Pear


Filled chocolates – milk & white

Milk – Ganaches and truffles

GOLD: es koyama (Japan) – Kaffir Lime Leaves

SILVER: Cococo Chocolatiers (Canada) – Honey Anise

SILVER: Peano (Italy) – Milk chocolate praline filled with bitter honey

BRONZE: Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Miso

BRONZE: Anouska (Denmark) – Lemon praliné

BRONZE: Andrea Bianchini chocolate luxury collection (Italy) – ganache al latte con rosmarino e sale grosso (milk ganache with rosemary and rock salt)

White – flavoured filled chocolates

GOLD: Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (Canada) – Bonbons Ananas Avocat

SILVER: FIKA choklad (United States) – Key Lime Pie

SILVER: Chocolopolis (United States) – Lemon Lavender Truffle

SILVER: DaJa Chocolate (Germany) – Caipirinha Praline

Milk – Nut based pralines

GOLD: es koyama (Japan) – Matcha and Yuzu

SILVER: FIKA choklad (United States) – Hazelnut Skulls

SILVER: es koyama (Japan) – Sakekasu Praline

SILVER: BETA5 (Canada) – Carrot Cake

BRONZE: BETA5 (Canada) – Sparkling Praline

Milk – Gianduiotto

GOLD: Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – PICCOLO GIANDUJA

Milk – Flavoured Cremino

GOLD: Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Amarena

SILVER: Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Liquerizia

Milk – Enrobed whole nuts

GOLD: Slitti (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola (Almonds from Avola)

SILVER: chocoMe (Hungary) – chocoMe Raffinée Piemonte Hazelnut RF103

BRONZE: Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Dragee Pistacchio e Arancio

Milk – Caramels

GOLD: FIKA choklad (United States) – Salted Caramel

SILVER: Clement (Germany) – Maracuja Caramell Truffes

BRONZE: Mälarchocolaterie Swedish Chocolate Luxury (Sweden) – Caramel chocolat

Milk – Fruit pastes, jellies/gelée, enrobed whole fruits, liquid centres with alcohol, fondants

GOLD: Clement (Germany) – Amazona

SILVER: Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Banana

SILVER: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Peanut butter and raspberry jelly

BRONZE: Clement (Germany) – Limoncello Truffes


Filled chocolates – mixed

Ganaches & truffles with mixed dark/milk/white coatings or fillings

GOLD: es koyama (Japan) – Yuzu-Miso

SILVER: Pralinenatelier (Germany) – Kürbiskern Nougat Praline

SILVER: BETA5 (Canada) – Yuzu Curd

SILVER: Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Passion fruit curd

SILVER: Nicky Grant (United Kingdom) – Fennel & Ginger

SILVER: es koyama (Japan) – Burnt Soy Sauce

BRONZE: Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Origine

BRONZE: Dreams of Eva (Peru) – Lúcuma / Pisco Bonbon

BRONZE: Arcay Chocolates (Venezuela) – Romero Salé


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate

GOLD: Guido Castagna (Italy) – Crema di nocciole + 55

SILVER: Slitti (Italy) – Gianera

Spreads with milk chocolate

GOLD: Slitti (Italy) – Riccosa

SILVER: Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci intuizioni (Italy) – Crema gianduia

SILVER: piluc (Italy) – Pilucchella

BRONZE: es koyama (Japan) – Sakura Leaves & Raspberry


We thank all of this year’s entrants for taking part, our sponsors and partners for helping to make the Awards possible and all the judges who gave up their time to be part of the judging process.



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