French Chocolatier Competition Winners 2018

May 22, 2018 9:12 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Winners

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The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the second French Chocolatier Competition, which was judged from 27-30 April, 2018 in Paris, France with our French Partner Planetgout. This competition judged entries from chocolatiers based in France, celebrating the historic excellence in fine chocolate and the craft of French fine chocolatiers. Winners will pass through to the World Final in Florence, Italy in October 2018.

Judges

The judging panel was made up of member of our Grand Jury and international judges who traveled to Paris, joined by local chefs, journalists, bloggers and chocolate specialists.

Prizes

The categories judged included flavoured bars, filled chocolates, bonbons and pralines and chocolate spreads.
This was a national/regional competition for all categories except Plain/origin dark, milk and white bars. These categories are being judged from 10 May – 11 June 2018, at the European Bean-to-Bar competition, held in the Netherlands. 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 given only to entries that meet the required standard for each prize.

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


Flavoured bars

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Bronze: Chapon  (France) – Tablette blanc Tonka Reglisse

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Bronze: Mascarin  (France) – Chocolat blanc fondant vanille bourbon


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Frédéric Cassel  (France) – Xibun
Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache nature grand cru Chuncho (**)
Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache nature grand cru Tolita (**)
Silver: Espèce de Ganache  (France) – Le bon point
Bronze: Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache noir origine Guatemala et Madagascar

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache olives noires Tanches de Nyons (**)
Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache huile d’olive (**)
Silver: Chocolat Weiss  (France) – Yuzu sésame (**)
Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat rhum/raisin
Silver: Delaveaux Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache fruit de la passion (**)
Silver: Le Petit Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache thym et zestes de citron
Bronze: Au Bon Chocolat  (France) – Ardentes (**)
Bronze: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat noir combawa/citron vert
Bronze: Delaveaux Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache Mojito (**)

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Silver: Pralus  (France) – Ganache lait (**)

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

Gold: Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache bissap
Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat au miel et pollen
Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat au poivre frais du Vietnam
Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat passion/framboise
Silver: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – On dirait le sud
Bronze: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – Combava


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier  (France) – Praliné pistache
Silver: Delaveaux Chocolatier  (France) – Praliné noisette (**)
Silver: Les Carrés Victoire  (France) – Praliné eclat de caramel noir
Silver: Pralus  (France) – Gijanduja (**)
Bronze: Chapon  (France) – Canela (**)

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Silver: Jacques Bockel chocolatier créateur  (France) – Croustille
Silver: Patrick Gelencser Chocolatier  (France) – Valencia praliné chocolat au lait
Silver: Pralus  (France) – Praliné lait (**)
Silver: zChocolat  (France) – Z lait
Bronze: zChocolat  (France) – Barre Z lait

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Bronze: zChocolat  (France) – Z blanc


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Milk chocolate torrone/manon/butter/cream

Bronze: Pralus  (France) – Nougatine lait (**)


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: Pralus  (France) – Creme de noisettes pot 250gr