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Asia-Pacific Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier Competition 2020 Winners

October 9, 2020 4:28 pm by Viesha Tews in Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2020 Asia-Pacific – Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier Competition, held with the cooperation and support of the Pingtung County Government (PTHG) and MeiHo University in Pingtung, Taiwan

Please note: This is a temporary posting of the winners. A full post including a list of judges and Grand Jurors will be published shortly. The team is taking a rest after the virtual ceremony!

We will also publish a full list of Finalists including scores compiled using our new judging system. This will be available from the week of 12 October 2020. Thanks for your patience.

Prizes

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan #1 70% Ping Tung

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Auro Chocolate  (Philippines) – 50% Milk Chocolate


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Jasper and Myrtle  (Australia) – Bougainville PNG 66% Dark Chocolate

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

Silver: Benns Ethicoa  (Malaysia) – Merdeka Blend (Malaysia Origin)

+ Gold: Growing Country

+ Gold: Direct Traded

Silver: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Dominican Republic Cacao 68%

Bronze: Meiji  (Japan) – THE Chocolate Mexico White Cacao Dark BD

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan #1 70% Ping Tung

+ Gold: Growing Country

+ Gold: Direct Traded

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Beer Yeast #3 American Ale Style 70% RG

+ Special: Rough ground

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Red Wine Yeast #1 70%

Silver: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Madagascar 70%

Silver: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Tanzania 70%

Silver: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Arhuaco

Silver: Murata  (Japan) – Bolivia Amazon 70% ( * Murata)

Silver: Murata  (Japan) – Cusco 70% ( * Murata)

Silver: Murata  (Japan) – Peru Piura 70% ( * Murata)

Silver: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Peru Cusco 75%

Silver: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Thailand Nakhon 68%

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Beer Yeast #1 Ale Style 70% RG

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Strawberry Beer Yeast 70%

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan #9 70% Double Ferment RG

Bronze: Gamma Craft Chocolate  (Hong Kong) – Mexico White Criollo 70%

Bronze: Jungle Cacao  (Taiwan) – Jungle Cacao – 70% Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Kanvela Chocolate  (Thailand) – Kanvela 72% Klong Loi Origin

Bronze: MILTOS  (Japan) – Tanzania 70%

Bronze: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Fruity

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Okinawa Kokuto with Madagascar Cacao

Bronze: PARADAi Chocolate  (Thailand) – Thailand Blend Dark 72%

Bronze: PARADAi Chocolate  (Thailand) – Thailand Chanthaburi Dark 70%

Bronze: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Belize 70%

Bronze: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Peru Cusco 68%

Bronze: 曾志元 Zengzhiyuan台灣Taiwan  (Taiwan) – Taiwan 75% (Maturation)

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Auro Chocolate  (Philippines) – 50% Milk Chocolate

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Growing Country

+ Gold: Direct Traded

Silver: Meiji  (Japan) – THE Chocolate Brazil Cacao55

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Palo Blanco – Peru 50% – Milk

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

Silver: Chocolatier Palet d’Or  (Japan) – Artisan Tablet Belize 51%

Silver: kesshō  (China) – 58% Milk Chocolate

Bronze: Cacao Alun  (Japan) – Gran Chililique Milk ( * GBC)

Bronze: Chen Rui Zhen  (Taiwan) – Children White Color

Plain/origin chocolate bars with alternative ingredients

Gold: PARADAi Chocolate  (Thailand) – Nakhon Dark 70% with Pure Coconut Sugar

+ Gold: Chocolate Maker

+ Gold: Direct Traded

+ Special: Alternate sugars

Silver: Coco Kyoto  (Japan) – Peru 50%

Silver: GRANDPOIR  (Japan) – GRANDPOIR Tanzania

Bronze: Coco Kyoto  (Japan) – Bolivia 64%

Bronze: Coco Kyoto  (Japan) – Peru 70%

Bronze: Coco Kyoto  (Japan) – Vietnam 70%

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

Gold: Chocolatier Palet d’Or  (Japan) – Tablet Terroir Blanc Vietnam 50%

Silver: Chocolatier Palet d’Or  (Japan) – Tablet Terroir Blanc Ghana 50%

Bronze: Chocolatier Palet d’Or  (Japan) – Tablet Terroir Blanc Tanzania 50%


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan Magao (Wild Pepper) 62% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan Kaoliang Liquor 70% (**)

+ Special: Cacao flavoring/aging

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan Red Jade Tea 62% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan Red Oolong Tea 62% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan Tie-Guan-Yin Tea 62% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Masfino Chocolate Company  (Taiwan) – Masfino 70% Espresso Dark Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Hey Fun Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Oriental Beauty Tea Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Hey Fun Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Turmeric Dark Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Love Brown Cacao  (Taiwan) – Philippines 75% Curry Leaf Chocolate

Bronze: 曾志元 Zengzhiyuan台灣Taiwan  (Taiwan) – Taiwan Plum (**)

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Tokyo – Shio

+ Special: Classic

Silver: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Chuao 70% – Nibs

Silver: Joy Cacao and Coffee Plantations  (Taiwan) – Joy 66% Alishan Wasabi Chocolate (**)

Silver: Kasho Shimizu  (Japan) – Thailand 70% Yuzukosho (**)

Silver: PRESQÙîLE chocolaterie  (Japan) – Enrekang Blanc 72%

+ Special: Fermentation additions

Silver: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Nicaragua Chuno Houjicha 66% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: tete Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Bergamot & Pink Pepper (**)

Bronze: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Madagascar 70%+Nibs

Bronze: Paul And Mike  (India) – P&M 64% Sichuan Pepper & Orange Peel (**)

Bronze: 可味Tastychoco  (China) – Moutai Soaked Nibs Dark Chocolate Bar (**)

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Red Oolong Milk Tea 56% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Charcoal Oolong Milk Tea 56% (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Rose Lychee Oriental Beauty Milk Tea 56% (**)

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Tie-Guan-Yin Milk Tea 56% (**)

Bronze: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – Tropical Island – 52% Kumquat (**)

Bronze: Love Brown Cacao  (Taiwan) – Passion Code #520 Maca Milk Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Lemon Mint-Infused Milk Bar

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Kyoto – Uji Matcha

+ Special: Local ingredients

Bronze: Coco Kyoto  (Japan) – Gyokuro Roasted Green Tea and Brown Rice (**)

Bronze: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Fukuoka – Houjicha

Bronze: Paul And Mike  (India) – Paul & Mike 49% Alphonso Mango (**)

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Silver: Cacao Kenkyusyo  (Japan) – Spices: Fusion with Japanese Biscuit (**)

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Anthem Gianduja Noisette (**)

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: COFE  (Taiwan) – Red Oolong & Pineapple

+ Special: Innovation

+ Special: Alternate vegan milk

Silver: COFE  (Taiwan) – Charcoal Roasted Oolong Tea

Silver: COFE  (Taiwan) – Oriental Beauty Tea

Silver: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Miki Cha (**)

Bronze: COFE  (Taiwan) – Paochong Tea and Mango

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: GRANDPOIR  (Japan) – Grandpoir Snow White Strawberry (**)

+ Special: Innovation

Silver: Monsieur Truffe  (Australia) – 28% White Chocolate with Native Peach (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Mulberry-Comfort Chocolate Bar

Silver: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Tropical Summer in Taiwan

Bronze: Daito Cacao  (Japan) – Speculaas (**)

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Shaoshing Salted Egg Vanilla 30%

Bronze: Jaws & Claws Chocolate  (Malaysia) – Cendol Delight (**)

Combination chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: K’In Cacao  (Taiwan) – Tieguanyin Chocolate (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Combination chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Silver: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Passion Fruit & Pink Pepper-Combination

Bronze: Siamaya Chocolate  (Thailand) – Strawberry Roselle & Rose (**)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Classic French Truffle Chocolate

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Ganache Nature Ecuador

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Balcony of Second Floor

Silver: Evergreen Sky Catering  (Taiwan) – Shaoxing Cordia Dichotoma Chocolate紹興破布子

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Yokan & Green Tea

Bronze: Cacao D’or  (Taiwan) – Tipsy Black Tea

Bronze: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Blue Monday

Bronze: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – 相思

Bronze: Evergreen Laurel Hotel  (Taiwan) – Passion Fruit-Pepper Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Les Petits Fours  (Hong Kong) – Huadiao

Bronze: Les Petits Fours  (Hong Kong) – Mui Kwe Lu

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Rum Raisins

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Evergreen Laurel Hotel  (Taiwan) – Black Garlic Chocolate (**)

Gold: Evergreen Sky Catering  (Taiwan) – Passionfruit-Pepper Chocolate 百香果胡椒巧克力

Silver: Beans & Twins  (Taiwan) – White Dew 白露 (**)

Silver: MAMANO CHOCOLATE  (Japan) – Big Ganache Arriba Brandy (**)

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Apple and Cinnamon

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Namachoco Hojicha

Bronze: Love18 Chocolatier  (Malaysia) – Lychee Rose Tea First Love

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Earl Grey

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Love18 Chocolatier  (Malaysia) – Willy First Love

Bronze: Beans & Twins  (Taiwan) – October 十月

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Gold: Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan  (Taiwan) – Apple/Yuzu/Black Tea

Silver: Evergreen Laurel Hotel  (Taiwan) – Sake Kasu Chocolate (**)

Silver: le fleuve  (Japan) – Sugidaru Jyukusei Nihonshu

Silver: Les Petits Fours  (Hong Kong) – Yuzu

Silver: Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan  (Taiwan) – Caramel/Lomen/GovernorGrey

Bronze: AChocolat  (Malaysia) – Remy Martin XO Truffle

Bronze: Art du chocolat  (Taiwan) – 香料鹽可可 Spice & Salt

Bronze: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Daphne

Bronze: Evergreen Sky Catering  (Taiwan) – Wasabi Chocolate 山葵巧克力

Bronze: Kanvela Chocolate  (Thailand) – Guava with Chilli and Salt (**)

Bronze: Les Petits Fours  (Hong Kong) – Banana Tonka Beans


Nuts

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Bronze: Hey Fun Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Caramel Macadamia (**)

Bronze: Rayca’s  (Hong Kong) – Rayca’s Pecan Nut Chocolate (**)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: le fleuve  (Japan) – Soba Praline

Bronze: le fleuve  (Japan) – Croissant Praline

Combination chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Champange Hazelnuts

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Silver: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – 55% Caramel Almond (**)

Silver: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – 55% Honey Macadamia (**)

Bronze: LF Chocolates  (Hong Kong) – Sea Salt Chocolate Almond

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Organic Ruby Black Tea Macadamia

Silver: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Roasted Oolong Tea Macadamia

Silver: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Tie Guan Yin Macadamia

Silver: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Wenshan-Pouchong Tea & Passion Fruit

+ Special: Local ingredients

Bronze: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Oriental Beauty Tea and Apple


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Beauty Green – Fiona


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Calamansi Island

Bronze: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – Pancodi – 72% Mango Jelly (**)

Bronze: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – Pancodi – 72% Yuzu Jelly (**)

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Bronze: Q sweet 精品甜點  (Taiwan) – Orangette

Dark chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Gold: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – High Ball

Bronze: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Love Me Again

Milk chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Silver: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – Pancodi – 52% Pink Guava Jelly (**)

Bronze: Formosa Cacao Farm 可可福爾摩沙農場  (Taiwan) – Pancodi – 52% Lychee Jelly (**)

Other fillings with dark chocolate

Bronze: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Roasted Oolong Tea Thin


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: Suntown  (Taiwan) – Suntown Taiwanese Oolong Chocolate Paste (**)

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Cona’s Hazelnut Spread

Silver: Suntown  (Taiwan) – Suntown Taiwanese Chocolate Paste (**)

Bronze: KS Cacao  (Taiwan) – Natsume Sospready (**)


White spreads

Spreads with white chocolate

Gold: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Cona’s Ruby Black Tea Spread

+ Special: Local ingredients

Silver: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Cona’s Pineapple Spread

Bronze: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – Cona’s Roasted Oolong Tea Spread


Ingredients from cacao

Cocoa Powder

Bronze: Alex Yu  (Taiwan) – 100% Taiwan Neipu Cocoa Power

Cocoa Butter

Gold: COFE  (Taiwan) – Cold Pressed Taiwan Cacao Butter

+ Gold: Direct Traded

+ Gold: Growing Country

Silver: Bella Queen International  (Taiwan) – Queen’s Butter No. 1

Bronze: K’In Cacao  (Taiwan) – Congo Cacao Butter Number 2


National awards

Given to Grand Jury finalists when there are 10 or more entries from one country in a category

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Japan: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Peru Cusco 75%

Gold – Taiwan: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Taiwan #1 70% Ping Tung


(*)  Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.

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