The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of our first full World Drinking Chocolate Competition, following last year’s pilot. The competition was judged live at the Schokolade Gourmet Festival in Hannover, 11 – 13 September 2015.
This year’s competition also featured a pilot category for chocolate drinks with alcohol, which must follow our competition rules for all natural ingredients. This category helps to highlight the importance of using good quality chocolate, which is not the case in many commercial alcoholic chocolate drinks.
Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes were awarded 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’ consumer recipes.
(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)
Drinks with dark chocolate
Dark drinking chocolate (made with water)
Gold:(Italy) - Cioccolata Modicana Naturale
Bronze:(United States) - Rosita de Cacao (Tejate)
Dark drinking chocolate (made with milk)
Gold:(United States) - Chocolate De Mesa
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Madagascar 72%
Silver:(United Kingdom) - Winterspice
Silver:(United Kingdom) - House Blend Hot Chocolate
Silver:(Chile) - Lemongrass dark submarine bar
Silver:(Philippines) - Malagos 65% Dark Chocolate
Bronze:(United States) - "Gran Criollo" Hot Sipping Chocolate
Bronze:(Germany) - Sinnerman
Bronze:(United States) - Single Origin Drinking Chocolate - 72% Belize
Drinks with milk chocolate
Milk drinking chocolate (with milk chocolate/milk powder)
Gold:(United Kingdom) - Gianduja Hot Chocolate
Silver:(Italy) - Cioccolato al Latte e Mandorla
Bronze:(Israel) - Rich Hot Chocolate
Alcoholic drinks/liquors made with chocolate or cacao
Gold:(Germany) - Asian Kakaolikör
Silver:(Italy) - Grappa al Cioccolato di Modica
Silver:(Germany) - Sanddorn Kakaobohnenlikör
Bronze:(Peru) - Piskao
(*) Declared chocolate maker for private label bars.
(**) Winner has declared the product is made with their own bean-to-bar chocolate or couverture.