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British National Competition 2015 Winners

June 7, 2015 12:27 pm by International Chocolate Awards in News, Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our first British National Competition, which was judged in York at the Mansion House,  18 – 21 April 2015.

The winners were announced at the Prize Ceremony in York, 5 June 2015 at the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall.

The first British National Competition was held with the support of our local partner, York Cocoa House, The Chocolate Show London, host of our World Final in October and The Chocolate Way, a European cultural route for chocolate.

Judges

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.

Prizes

The entry categories included flavoured chocolate bars, filled chocolates and spreads, and are based on yearly feedback from our entrants and in consultation with the fine chocolate industry. 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.

Awards are awarded only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize. In view of identical scores at the Grand Jury round for the top two entries in the “Dark chocolate bars with a filling” category, two Golds were awarded at the Grand Jury’s discretion.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Silver: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Chilli & Lime
Silver: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Salt Liquorice
Silver: Rococo Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Spice Island Organic Dark Chocolate Artisan Bar

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

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

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

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

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Orange Jalfrezi

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

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

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

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

Flavoured white chocolate bars

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


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

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

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

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

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

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

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

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

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

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


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

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


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Bronze: Chocolate Tree  (United Kingdom) – Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Spreads with milk chocolate

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