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DACH Chocolatier Competition 2018 – Grand Jury Finalists

May 29, 2018 1:20 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the German, Austrian and Swiss Competition (DACH), The competition was held from 1-3 May 2018, with our regional partner chocolats-de-luxe.de, in Hannover, Germany.

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 2018 German/Austrian/Swiss Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No11” Bergthymian & Walnuss
Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No8” Haselnuss & Garam Masala
Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No4” Mandelkrokant & Kardamom
Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic “No7” Rosmarin & Zitrone
Schokov (Austria) – Schokov Organic “Meersalz & Pfeffer”
Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz (Austria) – Handmade Arriba 72% Blumig
Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz (Austria) – Handmade Pure Nacional beerig
Trüffel Güse GmbH (Germany) – Melniks Metabolic Booster

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Schell Schokoladen (Germany) – Gin Masterscut, gefüllte Schokolade
Clement (Germany) – Clement Single Malt Whisky Schokolade
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Weißer Spargel – Tafel 70g
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Quitte – Tafel 70g
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Dirndl (Kornelkirsche) – Tafel 70g
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Hauszwetschke – Tafel 70g

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

taucherli (Switzerland) – Raps
taucherli (Switzerland) – Rustica
taucherli (Switzerland) – La Donna
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – MaplePekan & Salz
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with Salt and Truffle
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with Amber sugar and salt from the island Sylt
Evers & Tochter Manufaktur (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with salty roasted almond pins
Trüffel Güse GmbH (Germany) – Melniks Restore Booster

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Clement (Germany) – Clement Jamaika Rum Schokolade
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Johannisbeere Lavendel – Tafel 70g
Martin Mayer Schokoladen (Austria) – Weichsel Koriander – Tafel 70g

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

taucherli (Switzerland) – Noel
Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Strawberry-Cheesecake
Trüffel Güse GmbH (Germany) – Melniks Power Booster

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Emelie ´

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Clement (Germany) – Whisky Truffe
Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz (Austria) – Diplomatico
Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz (Austria) – Würzige Trilogie
Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz (Austria) – Pisco Grand Cru Plum
Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz (Austria) – Single Malt Wiskey-Java
Kevin Kugel Chocolatier (Germany) – UNIKAT Mexiko 100%
Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Ines ´
Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers (Austria) – Andaliman Pfeffer
Meisterwerk Chocolaterie – runde Schokolade (Germany) – Vegane Hanfpraline

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Mogador ´
Wenn die Sinne verschmelzen… (Germany) – Mora Mora Ganache pralines

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

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Vitus ´
Schokoladensommelier Stefan Pauly (Germany) – Ginpraline mit Gin der Gebrüder Elwert
Daja Chocolate (Germany) – Gin


Dark chocolate gianduiotto / cremino

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Ela ´

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Sawade Berlin (Germany) – Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan
Sawade Berlin (Germany) – Königin Luise Praline

Milk chocolate enrobed marzipan

Das Bernsteinzimmer (Germany) – Antjes Apfelkuchen


Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Daja Chocolate (Germany) – Salt Caramel

Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Clement (Germany) – Apfelschäumchen

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Andreas Muschler (Germany) – ´Orangeatstäbchen ´


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Daja Chocolate (Germany) – sweet Dark Caramel Spread

Spreads with milk chocolate

Daja Chocolate (Germany) – Salt Caramel Spread