Competition info – World Drinking Chocolate Competition 2015

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World Drinking Chocolate Competition, 2015

Location: Hannover, Germany
Closing date: September 10, 2015
Judging dates: September 12, 2015 – September 13, 2015


World Drinking Chocolate Competition

hot chocolateFollowing the success of last year’s pilot competition, this is our first full competition for Drinking Chocolate, open to all entrants from around the world.

The competition will be hosted at the second Schokolade Gourmet Festival in Hannover Germany, 11 – 13 September 2015.

Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes will be awarded by the Grand Jury after a single round of judging, held in public view at the Festival in the Awards marquee, with samples prepared by our team of chefs according to entrants’ recipes.

Please see our Categories page for the Drinking Chocolate Categories.

As well as the main Drinking Chocolate Categories, the Grand Jury can also give special prizes for unsweetened drinks, drinks made with cocoa powder, drinks with thickener or drinks with or without flavourings.

Chocolate drinks with alcohol – pilot

In this competition, we will be piloting a single trial category for alcoholic drinks/liquors made with chocolate or cacao products (cocoa butter, cocoa powder, cocoa mass etc).

Entrants may participate in this pilot, but all responsibility for delivery and import of the samples for this category and any taxes or duties due will be with the entrant. Please provide at least a 300ml sample.

People’s Choice Award

Schokolade Gourmet Festival are also holding a ‘People’s Choice’ round, where festival visitors will pay a small fee to taste several different hot chocolates and vote for their favourite. Participation is optional at no extra fee. Please send an extra 1kg if you wish to participate in the Festival People’s Choice Award.


Open to all chocolate companies around the World. Our normal rules apply about all-natural ingredients and minimum percentages. Please see our Categories and Rules PDF for details.

Please note that products entered must be available for retail sale in a form that consumers can take away and prepare or consume at home. Products must be on sale for at least one month in 2015.

Recipe: A recipe must be provided for each entry. Please note, the only ingredients we can provide are water or milk/cream, heated as directed and sugar if required.

The admission fee for this competition is EUR €55 and the fee for each entry is EUR €35. Prices will be converted into local currency by your credit card company, if required.

Competition status

This competition is not currently open for entries or has passed. Please check back for future competitions.


Address for samples

Anlieferadresse für Muster:
chocolats-de-luxe.de GmbH
Helmkestr. 5A
30165 Hannover
Tel +49-511-78094370

Indicate on customs forms that samples are without commercial value. If a proforma invoice is used, it should show a 0 value.

The following details can be used if required:
VAT number DE 244 327 056 and
Customs number DE 66 47 944


To ensure your samples are in the best condition for the competition, please do not send for delivery before the samples opening date. For fresh products such as ganaches, you are advised to send in the last week before the closing date.

  • Open to receive samples:
    – August 24, 2015
  • Last day to receive samples:
    – September 11, 2015
  • Online closing date:
    – September 10, 2015
Sample quantities

To ensure that we have enough products go through our Selection, Main and Grand Jury judging rounds, please send the following quantities of EACH product you enter:

  • Bars: N/A total weight
  • Filled/bonbons etc: N/A pieces
  • Spreads: N/A
  • Hot chocolate: