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French Chocolatier Competition 2020 – Winners

July 9, 2020 6:43 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the fourth French Chocolatier Competition, judged with our French Partner Planetgout. This competition judged entries from chocolatiers 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 later in 2020.

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. The competitions were for national/regional entries for all categories except Plain/origin dark, milk and white bars. These categories are being judged later at the European Bean-to-Bar competition. 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.

** Bean-to-bar chocolatier products – recognising the growing trend of flavoured bars and filled chocolate made by chocolate makers, winning products made with an entrant’s own chocolate are marked with (**).

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

French Chocolatier Competition

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Néogourmets & Zebre en Cuisine  (France) – Chocolat noir 70% Ouganda / Banane

+ Special: Innovation


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Bronze: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – Chocolat “Vieux Cacaoyers”

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – Francescu – Safran et Délice d’Oranges

+ Special: Gastronomic

Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – “Mintrastella” ou Menthe Aquatique

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – Chocolat Aneth

Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – Chocolat Citron Vert/Basilic

Silver: L’Atelier du Confiseur  (France) – Ganache Thym-Miel

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: L’Atelier du Confiseur  (France) – Ganache Rhum-Raisins

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Chocolaterie Agnès et Pierre  (France) – Ganache Cêpes et Oranges

+ Special: Gastronomic

Silver: Chocolaterie Agnès et Pierre  (France) – Ganache Café du Vietnam et Combava

Silver: Chocolaterie Agnès et Pierre  (France) – Ganache Carotte, Orange, Gingembre Frais


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: Chapon  (France) – Canela

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: L’Atelier du Confiseur  (France) – Praliné aux Graines de Sarrasin

Nut based pralines with combination chocolate

Gold: Chocolaterie Agnès et Pierre  (France) – Praliné Pistache, Olive Noire et Amande

Silver: Chocolaterie Agnès et Pierre  (France) – Praliné Sésame, Amande,Graine de Nigelle

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bronze: Bovetti  (France) – Noisettes Enrobées de Chocolat au Lait

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Bovetti  (France) – Chocolat Apéritif Fenouil Chocolat Blanc


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Gold: L’Atelier du Confiseur  (France) – Bonbon à la Mandarine


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Silver: Bovetti  (France) – Pâte à Tartiner Noisette Chocolat Noir

Spreads with milk chocolate

Silver: Au Bon Chocolat  (France) – Pâte à Tartiner Noisette Chocolat

Silver: Charles Chocolartisan  (France) – Kikawet -Pâte à Tartiner Choco-Cacahuète

Bronze: Bovetti  (France) – Pâte à Tartiner Noisettes Chocolat Lait

Bronze: Chocolaterie Agnès et Pierre  (France) – Plaisir à Tartiner Noisette


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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