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European Plain/Origin Bar Semi-final 2015 – Winners

April 3, 2015 6:58 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2015 European Plain/Origin Bar Semi-final, which was judged in London, 14 – 17 March 2015.

The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognising excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate.

International judges

The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs from Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, Italy, the USA, UK, Venezuela, India and members of our permanent international Grand Jury.

Prizes

The entry categories include dark and milk plain/origin bars and our new micro-batch categories and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, included at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting.

Best in competition

For the first time, overall ‘best in competition’ single Golds were awarded for the best bar in the combined dark and combined milk chocolate categories, as voted for by the Grand Jury after all other scores have been compiled.

Additional Silver and Bronze prizes were given in the Plain/origin dark chocolate bars category due to the high number of entries and excellent quality in this category.


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Surabaya

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Surabaya


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Silver: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Vale do Juliana

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Barba 70% ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Triple Turned ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Johe 70% ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – La Dalia 70% – The Lazy Cocoa Grower ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Nicaliso 70% ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Rugoso 70% ( * Bonnat)

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Dark Organic

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Haiti

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Maragnan

Bronze: Chocolaterie Morin  (France) – Nicaragua Chuno noir 70%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Silver: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Honduras Indio Rojo

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Raw Venezuela

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Madagascar 66 %

Silver: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Bakery Grenada 70%

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Porcelana 70%

Bronze: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Peru Marañón 69%

Bronze: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Chuno

Bronze: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Raw Madagascar

Bronze: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Madagascar Criollo 74%

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)

Gold: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – La Dalia 100% – The lazy cocoa grower ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Hotel Chocolat  (United Kingdom) – Honduras, Mayan Red, 100% cocoa

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – La Dalia 85% – The lazy cocoa grower ( * Bonnat)

Rough ground/textured plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Donna Elvira  (Italy) – Cioccolata Modicana 70% Madagascar

Silver: Donna Elvira  (Italy) – Cioccolata Modicana 70% Peru Piura

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Surabaya

Silver: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Java

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Dark Milk 55% – Nicaragua ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Dark Milk 65% – Nicaragua ( * Bonnat)

Silver: Idilio  (Switzerland) – Idilio 15 NTO Con Leche ( * Felchlin)

Bronze: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Tanzania Dark Milk

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Oh Chuno!

Silver: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Honduras Mayan Milk

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Madagascar

Silver: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Madagascar Milk 58%

Bronze: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Venezuela Ocumare Milk

Bronze: Timo A. Meyer  (Germany) – 48% Venezuela

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

Silver: Summerbird  (Denmark) – Chocolate Bar 60g white 36%

Caramelized plain/origin white chocolate bars

Gold: Summerbird  (Denmark) – Chocolate Bar 60g Amber 36%


National awards

Given to Grand Jury finalists when there are 10 or more entries from one country in a category

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Danish: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)

Gold – French: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Vale do Juliana

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – British: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Bakery Grenada 70%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – British: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Oh Chuno!


Special awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Vale do Juliana
Gold – Organic: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Vale do Juliana
Gold – Directly Traded: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Surabaya

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – Directly Traded: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Oh Chuno!
Gold – Organic: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Madagascar


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.


Special awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Directly traded: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)
Gold – Chocolate maker
: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Vale do Juliana
Gold – Organic
: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Vale do Juliana

Milk/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Directly traded: Duffys (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Oh Chuno!
Gold –
Chocolate maker: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Surabaya
Gold – Organic: Omnom (Iceland) – Madagascar 66 %


National awards

Given to Grand Jury finalists when 10 or more entries from one country in category

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Denmark: Friis-Holm (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned ( * Bonnat)
Gold – France
: Bonnat Chocolatier (France) – Vale do Juliana
Gold – United Kingdom
: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Bakery Grenada 70%

Milk/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – United Kingdom: Duffys (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Nicaragua Oh Chuno!

 

* Declared chocolate maker for private label bars