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Italian/Mediterranean Competition 2017 – Grand Jury Finalists

April 9, 2017 7:00 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Italian/Mediterranean Competition which was judged in Florence, Italy from 16 – 20 March 2017.

The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs and members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and two days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry received a prize.

The 2017 Italian/Mediterranean Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Just Justin (Israel) – Cinnamon Dark Chocolate
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – Dark chocolate with coffee and star anice
T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta al limone
Mannori (Italy) – Tavoletta Nicaliso 72% Spicy and Salted

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gardini (Italy) – Cioccolato Fondente con Tè verde Sakura
Gardini (Italy) – “Speziali” fondente con caffè e cardamomo
Nadalina (Croatia) – Dark Chocolate + Cocoa Nibs
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – dark chocolate with pink pepper and cocoa beans
Utopick Cacao (Spain) – Dark chocolate with caramelized macadamias nut with salt
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco- Dolci intuizioni (Italy) – Opaque
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco- Dolci intuizioni (Italy) – Bergamot
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco- Dolci intuizioni (Italy) – Pancaglieri

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gardini (Italy) – “Insolito” gianduia salata
Mirzam (United Arab Emirates) – Dates & Fennel

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

Donna Elvira (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Peperoncino
Donna Elvira (Italy) – Cioccolato di Modica – Arancia

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

Guido Castagna (Italy) – Gianduja-Fondente

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Utopick Cacao (Spain) – Bean to bar milk-safron chocolate bar

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Cacao Sampaka (Spain) – Milk chocolate with black truffle
Gardini (Italy) – Finissimo al latte con sale e olio EVO
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Gianduja
Slitti (Italy) – Tavoletta Caffe’ Latte

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Limone di Sorrento
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Arancio di Calabria

Flavoured white chocolate bars

T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta zafferano e cioccolato bianco
T’a Milano (Italy) – Tavoletta cioccolato bianco al caramello e sale delle Hawaii


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Ika Chocolate (Israel) – Papua
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Piura buffalo cream

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Torta Fondente Uvetta e Rhum Agricolo della Martinica
Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy) – Pralina alla mora
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Vietnam, cocco e mandorla
Mannori (Italy) – Red Honduras Sour and Spicy

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Kuppelrain – Nathalie Trafoier (Italy) – L´amore

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy) – Pralina capperi e limone
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Thè alla rosa con litchi

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

Slitti (Italy) – Pralina Passion Fruit
Slitti (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee
Slitti (Italy) – Pralina Ginger
Ika Chocolate (Israel) – Zaatar
Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy) – Pralina mango e frutto della passione
Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy) – Pralina vaniglia Tahiti infusione a freddo
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Perù mango e fave di tonka
Emilya Chocolate (Israel) – Middel East raw tehini bonbon
Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection (Italy) – spirit


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Guido Castagna (Italy) – cremino Cannella e Calendula
Guido Castagna (Italy) – cremino Cardamomo e Malva
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio di Bronte
Guido Castagna (Italy) – Cremino Menta e Liquirizia
Bardini (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini
Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – praline with pistachios
Tartuflanghe (Italy) – Trifulot, dark praline with hazelnuts

Dark chocolate gianduiotto / cremino

Guido Castagna (Italy) – Giuinott
Bardini (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini
Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – Gianduiotto fondente

Unflavoured dark chocolate cremino

Bardini (Italy) – Cremino Bardini

Flavoured dark chocolate cremino

Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia
Gardini (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uva di Corinto

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Ricciarello & fondente Tanzania 75%
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Violetta
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Wild oregano and lemon of Sorrento
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Rosemary and green pepper

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – Praline with sesame
Tartuflanghe (Italy) – Trifulot, Peanuts praline
Layla (Tunisia) – “Sesame Flower” (“Fiore di Sesamo”)

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Unflavoured milk chocolate cremino

Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Slitti (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Tartuflanghe (Italy) – Trifulot, White praline with cardamom flavour
Tartuflanghe (Italy) – Trifulot, pistachio praline

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Drageès Pistacchio, Cioccolato Bianco, polvere di arancia e sale


Caramels

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Kuppelrain – Nathalie Trafoier (Italy) – Puni
Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection (Italy) – Black Spirit


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Lemon & Yuzu
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Wild apples and fresh basil

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Pralina allo Yuzu e olio di Oliva
Bardini (Italy) – Graffione Bardini
Bardini (Italy) – Fave di cacao Bardini
Falicetto cioccolato puro (Italy) – Sgranfgnon di Piacenza
Slitti (Italy) – Ginger
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Organic Orangette Piura 70%
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy) – Boero
Pelagagge Riccardo (Italy) – Clementina candita ricoperta di fondente

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy) – Drageès uvetta, cioccolato al latte e mandorla
Slitti (Italy) – Black Cherry

White chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection (Italy) – Red Heart


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Guido Castagna (Italy) – +55 crema di nocciole
Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – Giacometta Fondente
Slitti (Italy) – Crema da spalmare Gianera
Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy) – hazelnut crean “intensa”
la botteghina del cioccolato (Italy) – Nocciolosa
Mannori (Italy) – Spalmabile alle Nocciole IGP con Puro Ocumare 72%

Spreads with milk chocolate

Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – Giacometta Classica
Giraudi Cioccolato Artigianale dal 1907 (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio
Slitti (Italy) – Crema da spalmare Riccosa
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Buongiorno alla nocciola
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy) – Buongiorno allo zabaione
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco- Dolci intuizioni (Italy) – Crema Gianduia



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