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British National Competition 2016 – Winners

June 16, 2016 10:01 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our second British National Competition, which was judged in York at the Grand Hotel, York, 21-24 April 2016.

The British National Competition was held with the support of our organising partner, York Cocoa House, We would also like to thank The Chocolate Show London, host of our World Final in October and The Chocolate Way, a European cultural route for chocolate.

Judges

The judging panel included regular UK judges, along with pastry chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other specialists from the York area and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

Prizes

The entry categories 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.

Prizes 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)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – 75% Madagascar Trinitario Cacao & ‘Wild’ Voatsiperifery Pepper
Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – 75% Madagascar Trinitario Cacao & Black Pepper
Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Akesson’s 75% Madagascar Trinitario Cacao & Pink Pepper
Silver: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Orange & Amaretti
Silver: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Whisky Nibs
Bronze: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Chocolate Eccles 55%

‘Naked’ filled dark chocolate bars (filling only, no coating)

Gold: Winchester Cocoa Company  (United Kingdom) – Smooth Hazelnut

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Pump Street Bakery Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Honduras Bread & Butter 58%
Silver: Solkiki Craft Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – Maranon Dark Salted Mylk 60%
Bronze: Baravelli’s  (United Kingdom) – Madagascan Sambirano 50% with Coffee

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – 45% Bali Milk Chocolate with Fleur de Sel & Coconut Blossom Sugar
Bronze: Cathryn Cariad Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Coffee & Cardamom – milk chocolate bar
Bronze: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Chai Spice

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Bronze: Solkiki Craft Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – Tahitian Nougat White Chocolate


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: The Chocolate Society  (United Kingdom) – Dark House Truffle

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Matthieu de Gottal Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) – Cardenal Mendoza’s Bitter Mandarin
Silver: Baravelli’s  (United Kingdom) – Forager’s Gin and Botanical Tonic
Silver: Chococo  (United Kingdom) – Arbequina & Sea Salt
Silver: Winchester Cocoa Company  (United Kingdom) – Fennel and Orange
Bronze: Chika Watanabe London  (United Kingdom) – Salty Olive with Bergamot Ganache
Bronze: Taylors of Whitstable  (United Kingdom) – Damson plum & Amaretto dark chocolate truffles
Bronze: Taylors of Whitstable  (United Kingdom) – Lavender, Kentish honey & whisky dark truffles

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: The Chocolate Society  (United Kingdom) – Yuzu Basil Bon Bon
Silver: The Chocolate Society  (United Kingdom) – Mandarin Bon Bon
Bronze: Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) – Peanut Butter on Toast

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) – Caramel & Hint of Liquorice Velvet Truffle

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

Gold: Matthieu de Gottal Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) – Mother Christmas’ 105
Bronze: Fifth Dimension chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Yuzu & Pink Peppercorn
Bronze: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Wild Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Bronze: Baravelli’s  (United Kingdom) – Pecan and Muscovado Gianduja

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Persian Pistachios


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Bronze: Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier  (United Kingdom) – Caramelized Pineapple and Pink Peppercorn
Bronze: Chococo  (United Kingdom) – Salt Sweet Smoke

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Fifth Dimension chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Apple & Calvados Caramel
Silver: AuBel Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – Sea Salt Caramel with Pecan
Bronze: Chococo  (United Kingdom) – Gingerbread Caramel
Bronze: Fifth Dimension chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Soy Caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Gold: Chococo  (United Kingdom) – Tawny Fig