Scandinavian Chocolatier Competition 2018 – Grand Jury Finalists

May 18, 2018 11:42 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the Scandinavian Competition which was judged in Copenhagen, Denmark from 18-19th March 2018.

The judges were drawn from local experts, food journalists and pastry chefs and members of our permanent international Grand Jury and guest judges.

The Grand Jury Finalists are the entries that made it through to the final Grand Jury round, following an initial technical Selection round. 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 received a prize.

The 2018 Scandinavian Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)

Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Mercedes Chocolaterie (Finland) – Centenario Concha

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Österlenchoklad (Sweden) – Apelsin & nejlika
Jessen Chocolatier (Denmark) – Grainy Apple Fortified With Port

Flavoured milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Mercedes Chocolaterie (Finland) – Cinnamon Calvados charm
Österlenchoklad (Sweden) – Pepparkaka
Chocolatte (Sweden) – Cinnamon bun
Chokoman.dk (Denmark) – Sparkling Champagne truffle

Flavoured white chocolate ganaches or truffles

Mercedes Chocolaterie (Finland) – Two tones of white
Chocolatte (Sweden) – Basil & raspberry
Jessen Chocolatier (Denmark) – Sour Gooseberries

Flavoured ganaches or truffles with combination coating or filling

Sjokoladefryd (Norway) – Northern Lights – a taste of heaven (blackberry)
Mercedes Chocolaterie (Finland) – Two levels of lavender
Handgjort Stockholm (Sweden) – Lime mint and Bergamot
Geiranger Sjokolade (Norway) – Blåskimmelost- Kraftkar frå Tingvollost, Bluecheese
Geiranger Sjokolade (Norway) – Molte – Dalsnibba – Cloudberry
Chocolatte (Sweden) – Pistachio & Tonka bean


Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Mercedes Chocolaterie (Finland) – Caramel and Salt
Malmstens Mat & Choklad (Sweden) – ginger
Chocolatte (Sweden) – Liquorice and sea salt
Chokoman.dk (Denmark) – Rich chocolate caramel
Jessen Chocolatier (Denmark) – Sea Buckthorn Caramel With Rosemary
Jessen Chocolatier (Denmark) – Salty caramel

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Chocolatte (Sweden) – Cinnamon caramel & walnut


Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

XOCO by Corina (Norway) – Spread the joy raspberries licuorice
XOCO by Corina (Norway) – Spread the joy hazelnuts