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French National Competition – Winners

September 19, 2017 11:12 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our inaugural French National Competition, which was judged from 15 – 18 September, 2017 in Paris, France with our French Partner Planetgout. This competition judged entries from chocolatiers and chocolate companies based in France, celebrating the historic excellence in fine chocolate and the craft of French fine chocolatiers. Winners will pass through to the World Final in London in October 2017.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Paris, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

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Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured bars, filled chocolates, bonbons and pralines and chocolate spreads.
This was a national/regional competition for all categories except Plain/origin dark, milk and white bars. These categories were judged earlier in the year at the Semi-final competition, held in the Netherlands. 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.

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

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Le Petit Chocolatier  (France) – BEAN-TO-BAR SAO TOME 73 % INCLUSION GRUE DE CACAO (**)
Silver: A La Reine Astrid  (France) – Tablette Perou Poivre de Timut (**)
Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Chocolat fondant aux amandes (**)
Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Fraize- Chocolat Noir Fraize (**)

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Silver: Benoit Chocolats  (France) – Caramandes®

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

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Chocolat Noir au Praliné Noisettes (**)

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – Amandes Fleur de Sel

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Fraize- Chocolat Blanc Fraize (**)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers  (France) – PIURA
Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache Tolita (**)
Silver: Gilles Cresno Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache Araguani 72%
Silver: Patrick Gelencser Chocolatier  (France) – ganache noire origine Pérou 75 % (**)
Silver: Raoul Boulanger  (France) – Vietnam (**)
Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache Upala (**)
Bronze: Hasnaâ Chocolats Grands Crus  (France) – Ganache premier cru de Plantation 75% Madagascar
Bronze: Pascal Le Gac Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache nature forte
Bronze: Patrick Gelencser Chocolatier  (France) – ganache noire origine Madagascar 65 % (**)
Bronze: Raoul Boulanger  (France) – Pérou (**)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat menthe fraîche
Silver: Chocolat.T  (France) – Mexique
Silver: Chocolaterie Vincent Guerlais  (France) – Caipirinha
Bronze: Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers  (France) – ADIAKE
Bronze: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat basilic
Bronze: Pascal Le Gac Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache à l’infusion de menthe fraîche
Bronze: Saunion 1893  (France) – KF (café)

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – Ganache Agrumes et Hibiscus

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

Silver: Pascal Le Gac Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache lait citron vert
Bronze: Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers  (France) – KUNJO
Bronze: Cakao Chocolatiers  (France) – ylang-ylang
Bronze: Chocolat.T  (France) – mekong (**)
Bronze: Gilles Cresno Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache Fruit de la passion


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: Henri Le Roux Chocolatier et Caramelier  (France) – Pistacia
Silver: Hasnaâ Chocolats Grands Crus  (France) – Praliné Coriandre
Silver: Hasnaâ Chocolats Grands Crus  (France) – Venezia

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: Gilles Cresno Chocolatier  (France) – Praliné Noisette du Piémont
Bronze: Chocolat Weiss  (France) – Praliné Sésame (**)
Bronze: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – Nut Alsace
Bronze: zChocolat  (France) – zChocolat Numéro 0

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Gold: Gilles Cresno Chocolatier  (France) – Gianduja

Unflavoured milk chocolate cremino

Bronze: Bonnat Chocolatier  (France) – Reve


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Silver: Au Bon Chocolat  (France) – Mornac Sur Seudre


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Bronze: Chocolat Beussent Lachelle  (France) – PATE A TARTINER DU CORDONNIER (**)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Silver: Gilles Cresno Chocolatier  (France) – Pâte à tartiner aux noisettes du Piémont
Bronze: Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers  (France) – JAIPUR
Bronze: zChocolat  (France) – Pâte noisette