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European Open 2016 – Grand Jury Finalists

September 19, 2016 5:39 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the European Open Competition, which was held from 13 – 16 September 2016, in Budapest, Hungary.

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 four 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 2016 European Open Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Michel Cluizel (France) – Noir 63% Écorces d’Orange
Michel Cluizel (France) – Noir 63% Grué de cacao

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Michel Cluizel (France) – Grand Lait 45% Noisettes


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Raoul Boulanger (France) – Mexique
Raoul Boulanger (France) – Colombie
Raoul Boulanger (France) – Cuba
Raoul Boulanger (France) – Pérou
Ara Chocolat (France) – Porcelana ganache
Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers (France) – Ba Lai

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Ara Chocolat (France) – Tonka bean and Belize ganache
Bello et Angeli Les Chocolatiers (France) – Sakura


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Michel Cluizel (France) – Sichuan

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Michel Cluizel (France) – Capri
Michel Cluizel (France) – Bergerac


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Michel Cluizel (France) – Intrépide


Spreads

Spreads with milk chocolate

Michel Cluizel (France) – Praliné 78%