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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

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy)
Just Justin (Israel)
Luca Mannori (Italy)
T’a Milano (Italy)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy)
Gardini (Italy)
Nadalina (Croatia)
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni (Italy)
Utopick Cacao (Spain)

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gardini (Italy)
Mirzam (United Arab Emirates)

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

Donna Elvira (Italy)

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

Guido Castagna (Italy)

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Utopick Cacao (Spain)

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Cacao Sampaka (Spain)
Gardini (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Slitti (Italy)

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)

Flavoured white chocolate bars

T’a Milano (Italy)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Ika Chocolate (Israel)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Luca Mannori (Italy)
Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Kuppelrain – Nathalie Trafoier (Italy)

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)

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

Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection (Italy)
Emilya Chocolate (Israel)
Ika Chocolate (Israel)
Pasticceria Ernst Knam (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Slitti (Italy)


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Bardini (Italy)
Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)
Tartuflanghe (Italy)

Dark chocolate gianduiotto / cremino

Bardini (Italy)
Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)

Unflavoured dark chocolate cremino

Bardini (Italy)

Flavoured dark chocolate cremino

Gardini (Italy)

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy)
Layla (Tunisia)
Tartuflanghe (Italy)

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)

Unflavoured milk chocolate cremino

Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Slitti (Italy)

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Tartuflanghe (Italy)

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)


Caramels

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

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


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bardini (Italy)
Falicetto Cioccolato Puro (Italy)
Pelagagge Riccardo (Italy)
Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana (Italy)
Slitti (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Slitti (Italy)
Torta Pistocchi Firenze (Italy)

White chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Andrea Bianchini Chocolate Luxory Collection (Italy)


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Bodrato Cioccolato (Italy)
Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy)
Guido Castagna (Italy)
La Botteghina del Cioccolato (Italy)
Luca Mannori (Italy)
Slitti (Italy)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Giraudi Cioccolato (Italy)
Pasticceria Vacchieri Marco – Dolci Intuizioni (Italy)
Piccola Pasticceria (Italy)
Slitti (Italy)