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Americas and Asia Pacific Competition 2016 – Winners

June 28, 2016 11:59 am by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2016 Americas Competition, which was judged in New Jersey, 14-19 May.

International Judges

The judging panel included judges from Europe, Japan, South America and the USA and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

Prizes

The entry categories include dark and milk plain/origin bars along with 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 according to the Grand Jury rules.

Best in competition

As introduced last year, 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 several categories due to the high number of entries and excellent quality level.

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

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(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana 70%

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco Leche 53%


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana 70%
Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Dos Rios
Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Ocumare Village
Silver: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Bolivia, Alto Beni
Silver: Fruition Chocolate  (United States) – Maranon 76%
Silver: Fruition Chocolate  (United States) – Wild Bolivia
Silver: Nugali  (Brazil) – Dark Chocolate Serra do Conduru (80% cocoa)
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lacumbia 70%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Piura 70%
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Tutu Iku 70%
Silver: Rogue Chocolatier  (United States) – La Masica
Silver: Rogue Chocolatier  (United States) – Tranquilidad
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – CSB Chama 70%
Bronze: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Chuao Village
Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Select
Bronze: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Le Grand Cru San Joaquin Private Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao
Bronze: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Guatemala, Lanquin
Bronze: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 72% Belize, Toledo
Bronze: Maraná  (Peru) – Chocolate Bitter al 70% Origen Cusco
Bronze: Maraná  (Peru) – Chocolate Bitter al 70% Origen Piura
Bronze: Marou – Faiseurs de Chocolat  (Vietnam) – Dong Nai 72% Pod-to-Bar
Bronze: Meiji  (Japan) – Elegant Bitter
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Esmeraldas 60%
Bronze: Raaka Chocolate  (United States) – East African Blend
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Oko Caribe vs Camino Verde 62%
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – St Thomas Parish
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Tien Gang 70%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%
Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Haïti 70%
Silver: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Venezuelan Guasare 70%
Silver: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Maya Mountain Villages, Belize 72%
Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – 73% cacao
Silver: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Tarapoto 70% cacao
Silver: Terroir Chocolate  (United States) – Finca Elvesia
Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Madagascar
Bronze: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Belize 70%
Bronze: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Nicaragua O’Payo 70%
Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Amazonas 72%
Bronze: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Purely Dark 73%, Heirloom Arriba Nacional
Bronze: Domenico  (Peru) – Domenico Gran Reserva, Fruity Notes
Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Reserva Zorzal 70%
Bronze: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – 70% Pure Arriba Dark Chocolate Bar
Bronze: Terroir Chocolate  (United States) – Wild Bolivia
Bronze: The Australian Chocolate Farm  (Australia) – 62.5% Smooth Dark
Bronze: The Roasting Masters  (South Korea) – Maleku

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

Silver: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Ecuador 85% cacao
Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Hispaniola 85%
Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Crazy 88
Silver: The Australian Chocolate Farm  (Australia) – 85% Pure Darkness
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Arcana

Rough ground/textured plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Minimal -Bean to Bar Chocolate-  (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like, Vietnam
Bronze: Minimal -Bean to Bar Chocolate-  (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like, Colombia
Bronze: Minimal -Bean to Bar Chocolate-  (Japan) – Savory Floral Bolivia

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars made with alternative natural sugar

Gold: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – “Bine à l’érable” Wild Harvest Bolivie
Bronze: Starchild Chocolate  (United States) – Tanzania, Kokoa Kamili

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Fruition Chocolate  (United States) – Marañón Milk
Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Milk
Silver: Meiji  (Japan) – Dark Milk Chocolate of Deep Fruity Cacao
Bronze: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – 85th Anniversary Special Edition
Bronze: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Caoba Milk Chocolate 41%
Bronze: Daito Cacao Ltd  (Japan) – Hokkaido Rich Milk 41%
Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Milk Chocolate : Fazenda Boa Vista
Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – Cacao Milk 53%
Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – Classic Milk 39%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco Leche 53%
Silver: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Dominican Republic Dark Milk 55%
Silver: Charm School Chocolate  (United States) – Coconut Milk Chocolate
Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – 50% Milk chocolate
Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Sierra Nevada, Colombia Dark Milk 63%
Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Madagascar Milk
Bronze: Sirene  (Canada) – Lachua Dark Milk
Bronze: Zak’s Chocolate  (United States) – 55% Dark Milk Chocolate Bar

Rough ground/textured plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Old School Milk Chuao

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

Gold: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Carenero Superior ICOA White Chocolate, 34% Cacao
Bronze: Daito Cacao Ltd  (Japan) – Hokkaido Pure White


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Guayusa
Silver: Hoja Verde  (Ecuador) – 58% Dark chocolate with roses and lemon
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Rose
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemongrass
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Passion Fruit 60%
Bronze: Askinosie Chocolate  (United States) – 77% Whiskey Dark Chocolate
Bronze: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Sea Salt 62%
Bronze: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – 70% Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar
Bronze: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – High West Whiskey Bars
Bronze: Vanillabeans  (Japan) – Tablette Chocolat -Yuzu-

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Raspberry Rose
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Triple Cacao – cacao fruits, cacao nib and chocolate (Tumaco 66%)
Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Red-Miso
Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Salt & Nibs 60%
Silver: TCHO  (United States) – Mint Chip Gelato
Silver: Xocolatl de Davíd  (United States) – Orangette Bar
Bronze: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Cardamom Black Pepper
Bronze: Domenico  (Peru) – Domenico Gran Reserva, Pink Salt
Bronze: Hoja Verde  (Ecuador) – 58% Organic dark chocolate with quinoa
Bronze: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Revolution
Bronze: Mashpi Chocolate Artesanal  (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate bar at 70% with cacao nibs
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Chia & Ginger
Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Coffee
Bronze: Vivra Chocolate  (United States) – English Garden Bar

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Praline Takuan (pickled radish)
Bronze: Chocotenango  (United States) – Chili Caramel
Bronze: Mashpi Chocolate Artesanal  (Ecuador) – Organic chocolate bar with cacao pulp
Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Honey Caramel Orange

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Fruition Chocolate  (United States) – Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Milk
Silver: Askinosie Chocolate  (United States) – 62% Dark Milk Chocolate + Fleur de Sel
Silver: French Broad Chocolates  (United States) – Malted Milk Chocolate
Silver: Fruition Chocolate  (United States) – Dark Milk with Flor de Sal
Silver: TCHO  (United States) – Mokaccino
Bronze: Cacao Kenkyusho  (Japan) – Milk Chocolate Hojicha
Bronze: Cacao Kenkyusho  (Japan) – Milk chocolate sansho

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Miso and Apple
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Black soybean flour & Azuki bean + lemon
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Japanese Mandarin Orange & Kikaijima-Island White sesame
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Kanpyo (dried gourd shavings) & olive oil
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Narazuke (radish pickled in sake lees)
Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Sake
Silver: Vivra Chocolate  (United States) – Chili Crunch Bar
Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – 4 Amazonian Fruits & Cacao
Bronze: Jasper and Myrtle  (Australia) – Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Milk Chocolate
Bronze: Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii  (United States) – 60% Dark Chocolate with Roasted Cacao Nibs & Hawaiian Coffee

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Matcha & Passion Fruit Praline
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Narazuke Praline (radish pickled in sake lees) & Mango
Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Yuzu Milk

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Real Gyokuro
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Black soybean flour & Milk Kintoki (Milk & Azuki)
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Dadachamame (Japanese special beans)
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Fried Yuba (dried bean curd)
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Marigold Exotic Ginger
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Rosemary Sea Salt Bar
Silver: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Kinkan-Lemon
Bronze: Daito Cacao Ltd  (Japan) – Naoshichi 100%
Bronze: Daito Cacao Ltd  (Japan) – Wasanbon Kuromame-Kinako
Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Ethiopian Coffee (Blue Nile, Natural ) & Lychee + Raspberry
Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper Bar
Bronze: Le Caméléon  (Mexico) – White chocolate with flor de Jamaica (hibiscus)
Bronze: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Gyokuro
Bronze: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Heaven
Bronze: Madre Chocolate  (United States) – Cafe Con Leche


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Arcay Chocolates  (Venezuela) – Güere
Silver: Arcay Chocolates  (Venezuela) – Sosaya
Silver: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Madagascar Craft Truffle
Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Dos Primos
Silver: Yu Chocolatier  (Taiwan) – Yu
Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (Venezuela) – Guasare Grand Cru
Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (Venezuela) – Ocumare
Bronze: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Dark Chocolate Truffle
Bronze: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Dominican Republic House Blend Truffle
Bronze: Chuao Chocolatier  (United States) – The Darkest bonbon

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Kinmokusei (fragrant olive) & Chanchamayo 63%
Silver: Cacao Art  (United States) – Anis y Papelon
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Ethiopian Coffee (The Blue Nile, Natural) & Honey of Coffee Flower
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Almond Truffle
Silver: NETO Chocolate  (United States) – Blood orange praline
Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Macallan Whisky Caramel
Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Walnut and Amarula
Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Yerba Mate Bombon
Bronze: XOCOLATL by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Pisco Truffle
Bronze: Yu Chocolatier  (Taiwan) – Sherry Longan

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Kenyan Coffee (Kainamui) & Chanchamayo 48%
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Fukimiso
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Moromi-mash
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Shoyu Nouveau (Soy sauce & Pedro Ximénez)
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Taiwanese Kiriboshidaikon (dried Japanese radish julienne)
Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Minted Grapefruit

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Lemon Lavender Truffle
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Gyokuro
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – White miso and Sansho (Japanese pepper)
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper in White Chocolate
Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Castelvetrano Olive
Silver: XOCOLATL by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Ranfañote
Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Goat milk and Raspberry Jelly
Bronze: Quetzalli  (Mexico) – Maracuya Bonbon

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

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Sake lees(one year)
Silver: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Dulce de Leche Bombon
Silver: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Tangerine and Pink Pepper
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Oriental Fromboise-Lotus tea & framboise (Vietnam 71%)
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Phoenix Oolong Mi Tao Xiong & Mango
Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper Dark Truffle
Bronze: Adriana Baler Chocolatier  (United States) – Dulce de leche and cognac bonbon
Bronze: Cacao Art  (United States) – Tulasi
Bronze: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) – Orígenes: Piura
Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Panama Coffee (Geisha Natural) & Lychee


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Praline of Burdock and Blackshichimi Pepper

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Cocoa Cacao Beans Banano

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Bronze: NETO Chocolate  (United States) – Pistachio marzipan praline

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: es koyama  (Japan) – Rooibos tea & Akajiso (Red Perilla) Praline
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Keraji-Pepper & Keraji Sesame praline
Silver: es koyama  (Japan) – Praline Amazon (4 Amazonian fruits) & Matcha

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Almond Chocolate
Silver: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Macadamia Chocolate
Silver: Vanuato Kakaw  (Mexico) – Coffee Moka


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Dark Sea Salt Caramel
Silver: Chuao Chocolatier  (United States) – Dark Passion bonbon
Silver: Laurie & Sons  (United States) – Dark Chocolate Toffee with Fiji Ginger & Blue Poppy Seed
Silver: XOCOLATL by Giovanna Maggiolo  (Peru) – Maras
Bronze: Animas Chocolate Company  (United States) – Colorado Cache

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Theo Chocolate  (United States) – Sweet Onion Caramel
Silver: Chocolaterie Tessa  (United States) – Milk Chocolate Salted Butter Caramel
Bronze: Chocolat du Jour  (Brazil) – Caramel & Fleur de Sel / Milk


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Cocoa Fusion  (Colombia) – Lulo
Bronze: Cocoa Fusion  (Colombia) – Maracuyá

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bronze: Cocoa Fusion  (Colombia) – Banano de Urabá

Milk chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: La Goulue Chocolatier  (Argentina) – Milk Chocolate tablet filled with Malbec wine


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Gold: Arcay Chocolates  (Venezuela) – Passion Spread
Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (Venezuela) – Moraberry Spread


Special awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana 70%
Gold – Directly Traded: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Porcelana 70%
Gold – Growing Country: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%
Gold – Organic: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%
Gold – Directly Traded: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%
Gold – Growing Country: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%
Gold – Chocolate Maker: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Haïti 70%
Gold – Directly Traded: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Haïti 70%
Gold – Organic: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Tarapoto 70% cacao

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – Organic: TCHO  (United States) – Cacao Milk 53%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – Growing Country: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco Leche 53%
Gold – Chocolate Maker: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Sierra Nevada, Colombia Dark Milk 63%
Gold – Directly Traded: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Rare Cacao Collection – Sierra Nevada, Colombia Dark Milk 63%


World Regional awards

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

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Latin America: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Montubia 70%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Latin America: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Sierra Nevada 64%
Silver – Latin America: Shattell Chocolate  (Peru) – Tarapoto 70% cacao

Gold – Asia-Pacific: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Madagascar

Rough ground/textured plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Asia-Pacific: Minimal -Bean to Bar Chocolate-  (Japan) – Fruity Berry-Like, Vietnam

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – Asia-Pacific: Meiji  (Japan) – Dark Milk Chocolate of Deep Fruity Cacao

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold – Latin America: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Guayusa

Silver – Asia-Pacific: Vanillabeans  (Japan) – Tablette Chocolat -Yuzu-

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold – Asia-Pacific: es koyama  (Japan) – Triple Cacao – cacao fruits, cacao nib and chocolate (Tumaco 66%)

Gold – Latin America: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Salt & Nibs 60%

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold – Asia-Pacific: Le Chocolat de H  (Japan) – Miso and Apple

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Gold – Asia-Pacific: es koyama  (Japan) – Real Gyokuro

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver – Latin America: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Walnut and Amarula

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Silver – Latin America: Cocoa Fusion  (Colombia) – Banano de Urabá


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 – Ecuador: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Los Rios 72%

Gold – USA: Rogue Chocolatier  (United States) – La Masica
Silver – USA: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Dos Rios
Silver – USA: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Ocumare Village
Silver – USA: Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate  (United States) – 70% Bolivia, Alto Beni
Silver – USA: Fruition Chocolate  (United States) – Maranon 76%
Silver – USA: Rogue Chocolatier  (United States) – Tranquilidad

Gold – Venezuela: Chocolates El Rey  (Venezuela) – Le Grand Cru San Joaquin Private Reserve Premium Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Canadian: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Haïti 70%

Gold – USA: Terroir Chocolate  (United States) – Finca Elvesia
Silver – USA: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Nicaragua O’Payo 70%
Silver – USA: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Venezuelan Guasare 70%
Silver – USA: Chocotenango  (United States) – 73% cacao
Silver – USA: Millcreek Cacao Roasters  (United States) – 70% Pure Arriba Dark Chocolate Bar

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

Gold – USA: Creo Chocolate  (United States) – Ecuador 85% cacao

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars made with alternative natural sugar

Silver – USA: Starchild Chocolate  (United States) – Tanzania, Kokoa Kamili

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold – USA: Charm School Chocolate  (United States) – Coconut Milk Chocolate

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold – USA: Brasstown Chocolate  (United States) – Sea Salt 62%

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold – USA: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Raspberry Rose

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold – USA: Vivra Chocolate  (United States) – Chili Crunch Bar

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold – USA: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Almond Truffle

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

Gold – USA: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper Dark Truffle



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