Eastern European 2015 – Grand Jury Finalists

October 2, 2015 10:21 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Eastern European competition which was held on 17 – 20 September in Budapest.

The judging panel was made up of pastry chefs, journalists, restaurant reviewers, bloggers, culinary educators and chefs, as well as members of our Grand Jury.

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.

The 2015 Eastern European Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Organic dark chocolate with berries
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Organic dark chocolate with hops
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Organic dark chocolate with honey

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

chocoMe (Hungary) – G102 dark chocolate bar with red fruits
Jordi’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs
Fabric Chocolate (Hungary) – Mexican Dark Chocolate 66% with Cocoa Bean Tuille
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Dark Rose – Rózsás étcsokoládé

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Spirit – Agárdi cigánymeggy pálinkás csokoládé
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Wine – Luka Cabernet Savignon boros csokoládé
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Plum – Aszaltszilvás csokoládé

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Dark-milk chocolate with Porcini
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Organic caramel milk chocolate
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Organic dark milk chocolate with peanuts and salt

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Jordi’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – Milk Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs
Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Cardamom – Karamelizált karadamom csokoládé
Chocomaze (Slovakia) – Salty’n sweet

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Harrer Chocolat (Hungary) – Apricot – Kajszibarackos csokoládé

Flavoured white chocolate bars

Jordi’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – White Chocolate with Green Darjeeling Tea
Jordi’s Chocolate (Czech Republic) – White Chocolate with cocoa nibs
Fabric Chocolate (Hungary) – White Chocolate with Cinnamon and Lemon


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra (Hungary) – Málna mánia / Raspberry mania
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Blaufrankisch truffle
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Maracuja truffle
Chocolala (Estonia) – Juniper berries and black chokeberry chocolate

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

ChocoCard (Hungary) – Mango bonbon with caramellized white chocolate
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Rosé Spritzer

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

ChocoCard (Hungary) – Tonka bean praliné
Zangio Chocolate (Hungary) – Spice Island
Zangio Chocolate (Hungary) – Juniper chocolate
Zangio Chocolate (Hungary) – Black current
Sweetic (Hungary) – Yuzu-Matcha-Ginger Praline
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Chivas Regal Truffle
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Tokaji Sabayon truffle
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Mint and lime
Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Raspberry Truffle
Chocolala (Estonia) – Spruce sprout chocolate


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Bonbonier Chocolate (Hungary) – Crunchy Praline

Unflavoured dark chocolate cremino

Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra (Hungary) – Figaro

Dark chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

chocoMe (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with Voatsiperifery pepper
chocoMe (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with Arabica coffee flavoured dark chocolate and cardamom

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

chocoMe (Hungary) – Raffinée Pecan with salty caramel
chocoMe (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with tonca bean

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

chocoMe (Hungary) – Raffinée Almond with salty blonde chocolate and crispy wafer


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream/misc

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

chocoMe (Hungary) – Voilé Spanish orange peel coated with dark chocolate
chocoMe (Hungary) – Voilé Spanish lemon peel coated with dark chocolate
chocoMe (Hungary) – Voilé candied ginger coated with dark chocolate

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

chocoMe (Hungary) – Raffinée Raspberry coated with white chocolate
Chocolate Naive (Lithuania) – Organic cherries covered in chocolate


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Chocolala (Estonia) – Raspberry spread