Belgium National Competition 2015 – Grand Jury Finalists

February 1, 2015 1:22 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2015 Belgian National Competition, which was judged in Brussels, Belgium, 22 – 25 January 2015.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following two days of Main round judging, which included judges from Belgium, Italy, the UK and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze winning products voted for by the Grand Jury in each category will be announced at the Brussels Salon du Chocolat at 6pm Friday 6th February and online on our website.

The 2015 Belgian Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Yuzu du Japon
Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Poivre Noir de Madagascar

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Honduras & Cranberries

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Cumin Vert d’Alnif

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Fleur de Sel de Guerande
Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Lait & Noisettes du Piémont

White Flavoured chocolate bars

Jean Galler – Tablette yaourt framboise


Filled chocolates: bonbons, pralines, truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Ganache Cru
VS (Stephen Vandeparre) – Croco de Madagascar
VS (Stephen Vandeparre) – Fraîcheur Sur del Lago

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Benoit Nihant Chocolatier Cacaofèvier – Sésame
Chocolatier M – Dark Mix
Chocolatier M – Gin Tonic
Contes De Fèves – Praline Arthur
Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Coquelicot

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Chocolatier M – Passion – Sechuan

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

Chocolatier M – Seabuckthorn – Duindoornbes
Chocolatier M -Kalamansi – Coriandre
Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Passion
Jean Galler – Praline Bruges
Jean Galler – Praline Speculoos

Nuts

Nut based pralines with Dark Chocolate

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Sésame
Godiva – Réserve Privée Noisette Piémont Praliné
Godiva – Réserve Privée Pistache Bronte Praliné
Godiva – Réserve Privée Noisette Amande Praliné Vanille

Dark chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Tonka

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Cacahuète
Godiva – Réserve Privée Macadamia Gingembre Praliné

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Darcis Lait

Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Chocolatier M – Umami / Artisan Soy sauce Caramel & roasted sesame
Didier Smeets – Caramel au beurre salé
Didier Smeets – La Perle du 1884

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Chocolatier M – Caramel fleur de sel – sesamecrunch
Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Aphrodite
Gudrun – Hot Toddy

Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier – Gingembre de Gulin
VS (Stephen Vandeparre) – Citronette

Milk chocolate enrobed manon/butter/cream

Darcis, Maître Chocolatier – Manon Café


Spreads

Dark chocolate Spreads (no milk powder)

Newtree – Pâte a Tartiner Chocolat Noir et Noisette

Milk chocolate Spreads

Chocolatier Demaret – Pâte à tartiner Noisettes