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Eastern European Winners 2015

October 2, 2015 9:58 am by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

Budapest Houses of Parliament

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our first Eastern European Competition, which was judged from 17 – 20 September, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Eastern European encompasses Eastern, Central and North Eastern Europe and is the first international competition to support the growing interest in fine cacao and chocolate in these regions.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Budapest, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

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Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads, and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. All judging is anonymised, including at the Grand Jury final session, where Golds, Silver and Bronze prizes are awarded by private voting according to the Grand Jury rules.

Awards are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Organic dark chocolate with berries
Silver: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Organic dark chocolate with hops
Bronze: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Organic dark chocolate with honey

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Fabric Chocolate  (Hungary) – Mexican Dark Chocolate 66% with Cocoa Bean Tuille
Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – G102 dark chocolate bar with red fruits
Bronze: Jordi’s Chocolate  (Czech Republic) – Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Wine – Luka Cabernet Savignon boros csokoládé
Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Plum – Aszaltszilvás csokoládé

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Dark-milk chocolate with Porcini
Silver: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Organic caramel milk chocolate
Bronze: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Organic dark milk chocolate with peanuts and salt

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Cardamom – Karamelizált karadamom csokoládé
Bronze: Chocomaze  (Slovakia) – Salty’n sweet
Bronze: Jordi’s Chocolate  (Czech Republic) – Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Apricot – Kajszibarackos csokoládé

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: Fabric Chocolate  (Hungary) – White Chocolate with Cinnamon and Lemon
Silver: Jordi’s Chocolate  (Czech Republic) – White Chocolate with cocoa nibs
Bronze: Jordi’s Chocolate  (Czech Republic) – White Chocolate with Green Darjeeling Tea


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra  (Hungary) – Málna mánia / Raspberry mania
Silver: Bonbonier Chocolate  (Hungary) – Blaufrankisch truffle
Bronze: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Juniper berries and black chokeberry chocolate

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Mango bonbon with caramellized white chocolate
Bronze: Bonbonier Chocolate  (Hungary) – Rosé Spritzer

Ganaches or truffles using mixed dark/milk/white for coating and fillings

Silver: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Tonka bean praliné
Silver: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Spruce sprout chocolate
Bronze: Bonbonier Chocolate  (Hungary) – Chivas Regal Truffle
Bronze: Bonbonier Chocolate  (Hungary) – Mint and lime
Bronze: Sweetic  (Hungary) – Yuzu-Matcha-Ginger Praline
Bronze: Zangio Chocolate  (Hungary) – Black current
Bronze: Zangio Chocolate  (Hungary) – Juniper chocolate


Nuts

Unflavoured dark chocolate cremino

Gold: Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra  (Hungary) – Figaro

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with Voatsiperifery pepper
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with Arabica coffee flavoured dark chocolate and cardamom

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with tonca bean
Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Raffinée Pecan with salty caramel

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with salty blonde chocolate and crispy wafer


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Voilé Spanish orange peel coated with dark chocolate
Bronze: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Voilé Spanish lemon peel coated with dark chocolate

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Gold: chocoMe  (Hungary) – Raffinée Raspberry coated with white chocolate
Bronze: Chocolate Naive  (Lithuania) – Organic cherries covered in chocolate


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Gold: Chocolala  (Estonia) – Raspberry spread