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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 Works  (United States) – Maranon 76%

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (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 Works  (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  (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  (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 Works  (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 Works  (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  (Japan) – Naoshichi 100%

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (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  (United States) – Güere

Silver: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Sosaya

Silver: Chocolopolis  (United States) – Madagascar Craft Truffle

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Dos Primos

Silver: Yu Chocolatier  (Taiwan) – Yu

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Guasare Grand Cru

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – 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: es koyama  (Japan) – Ethiopian Coffee (The Blue Nile, Natural) & Honey of Coffee Flower

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Almond Truffle

Silver: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Anis y Papelon

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: Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal  (Peru) – Pisco Truffle

Bronze: Yu Chocolatier  (Taiwan) – Sherry Longan

Flavoured 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

Flavoured 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: Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal  (Peru) – Ranfañote

Silver: Truffle Shots  (United States) – Castelvetrano Olive

Bronze: Compania de Chocolates  (Argentina) – Goat milk and Raspberry Jelly

Bronze: Wolter  (Mexico) – Maracuya Bonbon

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

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: Dreams of Eva  (Peru) – Orígenes: Piura

Bronze: es koyama  (Japan) – Panama Coffee (Geisha Natural) & Lychee

Bronze: Garcia Nevett  (United States) – Tulasi


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

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

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

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

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

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

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: Giovanna Maggiolo Chocolate Artesanal  (Peru) – Maras

Silver: Laurie & Sons  (United States) – Dark Chocolate Toffee with Fiji Ginger & Blue Poppy Seed

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/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Mountain Food  (Colombia) – Lulo

Bronze: Mountain Food  (Colombia) – Maracuyá

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bronze: Mountain Food  (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  (United States) – Passion Spread

Bronze: Arcay Chocolates  (United States) – Moraberry Spread


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: Mountain Food  (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 Works  (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

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

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


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%


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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