British National Competition 2015 – Grand Jury Finalists

May 14, 2015 4:53 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2015 British National Competition, which was judged in York, 18 – 21 April 2015.

The judging panel included regular UK judges, along with pastry chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other specialists from the York area and members of our international Grand Jury panel.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round and two days of Main round judging. The Finalists are the nominations from which the Grand Jury select the prize winners, through private voting. The Grand Jury follow strict rules, which you can read here (PDF).

While listing as a Grand Jury Finalist is an achievement in itself, it does not necessarily indicate that the entry will receive a prize.

Winners will be announced at the Prize Ceremony in York, 5 June 2015, 7:00pm at the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite.

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The 2015 British National Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Spice Island Organic Dark Chocolate Artisan Bar
Charlotte Flower Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Scots pine flavoured Madagascar 66%
Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Salt Liquorice
Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Chilli & Lime

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Madagascar 75% Trinitario Cocoa & “Wild” Voatsiperifery pepper
Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Madagascar 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Black pepper
Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Madagascar 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Pink pepper
Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Brazil 75% forastero cocoa & Coffee nibs
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Cardamom Organic Dark Chocolate Artisan Bar
Pump Street Bakery Chocolate (United Kingdom) – Pump Street Bakery Chocolate Sourdough & Sea Salt 66%
Ocelot Chocolate (United Kingdom) – 70% with Hebridean Sea Salt
Ocelot Chocolate (United Kingdom) – 70% with Fig and Orange
Ocelot Chocolate (United Kingdom) – 70% with Mango and Bee Pollen
Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Tonka Bean, Smoked Sea Salt & Cocoa Nib

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Gianduja
Co Couture (United Kingdom) – Fresh Mint & Honey 72%
Co Couture (United Kingdom) – Chilli & Lime 72%

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Orange Jalfrezi

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Åkesson’s (United Kingdom) – Bali 45% milk chocolate with Fleur de del & coconut blossom sugar
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Crystallised almond, orange and sea salt milk chocolate bar
Charlotte Flower Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Smoked Hebridean Sea salt in Java milk chocolate

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Co Couture (United Kingdom) – Gianduja & Smoked Sea Salt 48%

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Rose and Vanilla
Ocelot Chocolate (United Kingdom) – 40% White Chocolate with Salted Marcona Almonds


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Dark Velvet Truffle
Bettys Bakery (United Kingdom) – Cru Sauvage Truffle

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Raspberry & Black Pepper Velvet Truffle
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Raspberry, lime and mint
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Basil
The Chocolate Society (United Kingdom) – Chilli & Cocoa Nib Bon Bon
The Chocolate Society (United Kingdom) – Raspberry & Kalamanzi Lime Bon Bon

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – miso
Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – peanut butter on toast
The Chocolate Society (United Kingdom) – Yuzu Bon Bon
The Chocolate Society (United Kingdom) – Champagne Truffle

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Passion Fruit & Mango Velvet Truffle
Monk Bar Chocolatiers (United Kingdom) – Limoncello

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Chai tea and vanilla
Matthieu de Gottal Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Salty Fennel
Matthieu de Gottal Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Penderyn Blanc
Matthieu de Gottal Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Indochine 105
The Chocolate Society (United Kingdom) – Coconut Bon Bon


Nuts

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Almond and mandarin
Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Crunchy Almond Praline


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Rococo Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Mandarin and Tonka Bean Caramel
Fifth Dimension Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Mango & Passion fruit caramel
The Chocolate Society (United Kingdom) – Liquid Salt Caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Milk chocolate torrone/manon/butter/cream

Monk Bar Chocolatiers (United Kingdom) – Ginger Cream Liqueur


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Chocolate Tree (United Kingdom) – Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Spreads with milk chocolate

The Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Water Ganache Spread