Asia-Pacific 2018 Competition – Grand Jury Finalists

September 15, 2018 6:10 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Competition, which was judged remotely by our international Grand Jury and in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The judging panel included judges from the USA, Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and members of our international Grand Jury panel around the world.

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 or more 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 entrant has received a prize.

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Competition Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Jade Li Chocolatier (Taiwan) – Dark66
Benns (Malaysia) – Single estate Vung Tau 72% Dark chocolate
Asian Socola (Japan) – Asian Socola 72%
Chocobien chocolatier (Hong Kong) – 75% chocolate Maranon Peru
Magie du Chocolat (Japan) – Vietnam 65
Magie du Chocolat (Japan) – Peru 63
Bunny chocolate (邦尼巧克力工坊) (Taiwan) – 75% Dark Chocolate
Deershop 驯鹿巧克力 (China) – Deershop Single Origin Dark Chocolate 70% – Nicaragua, Nicalizo
Deershop 驯鹿巧克力 (China) – Deershop Single Origin Dark Chocolate 70% – Colombia, Tumaco
Kad Kokoa (Thailand) – Chiangmai Single Origin
Daito Cacao (Japan) – Madagascar Fruity Dark
Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Vietnam 70%
Meiji (Japan) – Mexico White Cacao 70% Dark
Meiji (Japan) – Peru Ayacucho 70%
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – Malagos 72% Dark Chocolate
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – Malagos 65% Dark Chocolate
ChooseChius (Taiwan) – 75% Dark Chocolate
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan) – Dark Chocolate 65% -Pingtung, Taiwan
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan) – Dark Chocolate 70% -Peru (Chuncho)
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan) – Dark Chocolate 70% -Peru (Porcelana)
Auro Chocolate (Philippines) – 70% Dark Chocolate South Cotabato
JL Chocolate (Taiwan) – Taiwan Pingtung 85% Dark Chocolate
JL Chocolate (Taiwan) – Taiwan Pingtung 75% Dark Chocolate
BELVIE (Vietnam) – Tien Tuy 75%
Joy Cacao and Coffee Park (Taiwan) – Joy2
Joy Cacao and Coffee Park (Taiwan) – Joy3
Auro Chocolate (Philippines) – 64% Dark Chocolate
曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan (Taiwan) – 曾志元72%巧克力
Marou Chocolate (Vietnam) – Marou Dong Nai 72% dark chocolate
Marou Chocolate (Vietnam) – Marou Dak Lak 70%
Marou Chocolate (Vietnam) – Marou Lam Dong 74%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

TBROS (Vietnam) – TBROS dark chocolate Tien Giang 70%
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan) – Love Brown O’payo 80% Dark Chocolate Bar
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan) – Love Brown Chuno 78% Dark Chocolate Bar
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan) – Love Brown Nicalizo 75% Dark Chocolate bar
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan) – Love Brown Johe 72% Dark Chocolate Bar
The Roasting Masters (South Korea) – Maleku
The Roasting Masters (South Korea) – Johe
The Roasting Masters (South Korea) – Amazonia
The Roasting Masters (South Korea) – Antioquia
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Tanzania Kokoa Kamili 70%
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Vietnam Ben Tre 70%
Kad Kokoa (Thailand) – Chantaburi Single Origin with Nang Bua artisanal sugar
TC Chocolate Shop (Taiwan) – 70% dark chocolate
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Chuncho Peru 70%
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Piura Blanco Peru 67%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Grenada 64%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Peru piura 70%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Brasil Amazonas wild cacao 70%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Belize 70%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet TRINIDAD72%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Cuba 72%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Vietnam 72%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Haiti 72%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet MADAGASCAR72%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – L’essence de cacao gran couva 72%
The Smooth Chocolator (Australia) – Ramnath Trinidad 67%
LEMUEL CHOCOLATE (Singapore) – Thailand (Chiang Mai) Single Origin 70% Dark Chocolate
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan) – Love Brown Sumatra no.2 72% Dark Chocolate Bar
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Madagascar Cacao Project
Gaston Chocolat Vanuatu (Vanuatu) – Dark 70% Single Origin
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – CHUAO 70%
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – Vietnam 70%
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – Nativo Blanco – Peru – 73%
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – MADAGASCAR 70%
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – Tanzania 70%
Aelan Chocolate Makers (Vanuatu) – Aelan 70% dark chocolate Epi origin
Soklet (India) – Soklet 70% Dark Chocolate
Love Brown Cacao (Taiwan) – Love Brown Medalla 75% Dark Chocolate Bar
Amazon food company (Vietnam) – Bapula Chocolate Baria 72%
Amazon food company (Vietnam) – Bapula Chocolate Baria 72% Middle Conching
PUBLIC CHOCOLATORY (South Korea) – Venezuela 70%
PUBLIC CHOCOLATORY (South Korea) – Vietnam 70%
Cacao Alun (Japan) – Cacao Blanco Piura
Cacao Alun (Japan) – Gran Chililique
GBC Kiriyama Base Kiriyamax Chocolate (Japan) – Madagascar,Ambanja
GBC Kiriyama Base Kiriyamax Chocolate (Japan) – Madagascar, Sambirano
GBC Kiriyama Base Kiriyamax Chocolate (Japan) – Madagascar,sambirano,j
Cacaotier Gokan (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Piura noir)
Cacaotier Gokan (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Chuao Noir)
SmallRoom (South Korea) – Small Room Bean to Bar – Costarica 70%
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand) – Thailand Nakhon Si Thammarat – Dark 75%
Dandelion Chocolate Japan (Japan) – 70% San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Dandelion Chocolate Japan (Japan) – 70% Wampu, Honduras
Dandelion Chocolate Japan (Japan) – 70% Maya Mountain, Belize
Wellington Chocolate Factory (New Zealand) – Peru Chocolate Bar
Cacai Cacao (Taiwan) – 100% Davao Chocolate
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Venezuela Chuao 70%
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Brazil Fazenda Sempre Firme 60%
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Peru Piura 70%
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Vietnam Ben Tre 70%
K’IN CACAO (Taiwan) – 72% Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate
K’IN CACAO (Taiwan) – 80% Bean to Bar Dark Chocolate
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Porcelana
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Akesson Estate
Fossa Chocolate (Singapore) – Finca La Rioja 70% Dark Chocolate
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Tanzania 70%
Praline (South Korea) – Passion

High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over)

Jade Li Chocolatier (Taiwan) – Dark85
Bunny chocolate (邦尼巧克力工坊) (Taiwan) – 85% Dark Chocolate Bars
Deershop 驯鹿巧克力 (China) – Deershop Colombia Tumaco Dark Chocolate 85%
Cacao Stella (Taiwan) – 85% cacao blanco – Peru
The Australian Chocolate Farm (Australia) – Black Magik 87.5%
Amazon food company (Vietnam) – Bapula Chocolate Baria Organic 92%
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – Malagos 100% Unsweetened Chocolate
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate
ChooseChius (Taiwan) – 85% Dark Chocolate
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan) – Dark Chocolate 100% – Pingtung, Taiwan
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan) – Dark Chocolate 85% – Pingtung, Taiwan
Hey Fun Chocolate (Taiwan) – Dark Chocolate 85% -Peru (Porcelana)
Dandelion Chocolate Japan (Japan) – 85% CAMINO VERDE, ECUADOR
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Hacienda Victoria
Metiisto Artisan Chocolate (Australia) – Patovaki 85%
BELVIE (Vietnam) – black pearl of the mekong 85%
Joy Cacao and Coffee Park (Taiwan) – Joy1
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Philippines 85%
曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan (Taiwan) – 曾志元85%巧克力

Rough ground/textured plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan) – Indonesia Papua 70%
Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan) – Philippines Dela serna 65%
Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate (Japan) – Colombia Tumaco 75%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan #9, 70%, Double Ferment, Rough Ground

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars made with alternative natural sugar

Coco Kyoto (Japan) – Vietnam
Chitra’m craft chocolates (India) – Chitra’m Craft Chocolates – 70% Dark Chocolate (Palm Sugar)
Cacai Cacao (Taiwan) – 70% Davao Chocolate – coconut nectar sugar
Cacai Cacao (Taiwan) – 70% Pingtung Chocolate – Brown Sugar
Earth Loaf Artisan Chocolate (India) – 72% Tamil Nadu Single Origin
Earth Loaf Artisan Chocolate (India) – 72% Malabar Forest Single Origin

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Madagascar and Ghana 44% cacao

Plain/origin ‘dark’ milk chocolate bars (50% and over)

Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Peru piura milk 60%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Cuba 51%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Vietnam 51%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Haiti 51%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet MADAGASCAR51%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Belize milk 60%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Costarica milk 60%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – L’essence de cacao gran couva 51%
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – Palo Blanco – Peru – 50% Milk
Meiji (Japan) – Velvet Milk
Meiji (Japan) – Mexico White Cacao 63% Dark Milk
Cacao Alun (Japan) – Gran Chililique Milk
GBC Kiriyama Base Kiriyamax Chocolate (Japan) – Brazil milk
GBC Kiriyama Base Kiriyamax Chocolate (Japan) – Vietnam milk
Pâtisserie jun ujita (Japan) – Tablette chocolat au lait
Cacaotier Gokan (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Piura Lacte)
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand) – Thailand Nakhon Si Thammarat – Dark Milk 58%
PARADAi Chocolate (Thailand) – Belize – Dark Milk 63%
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Venezuela Chuao Dark Milk 60%
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – MADAGASCAR CACAO PROJECT Dark Milk 65%
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Alto Beni Dark Milk
Cacaodada (South Korea) – Peru 54.8% dark milk

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Cuba 40%
Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – Artisan tablet Madagascar 40%
Wellington Chocolate Factory (New Zealand) – Organic Milk Chocolate Bar
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Vietnam Ben Tre Milk 46%

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

Chocolatier Palet d’Or (Japan) – L’essence de cacao White


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Magie du Chocolat (Japan) – Yuzu
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Madagascar sansho-japanese pepper 75%
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Vietnam 75% shichimitougarashi
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan) – elixir
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan) – elixir
Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Ecuador 66% & Honey
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan) – C’est la vie
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan) – C’est la vie
Nanaya (Japan) – craft chocolate matcha
Fossa Chocolate (Singapore) – La Esperanza Coffee Chocolate
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Regent Taipei x Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Tie Guan Yin Tea 62%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Regent Taipei x Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Red Jade Tea 62%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Regent Taipei x Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Charcoal Oolong Tea 62%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Magao (Wild Pepper) 62%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Ancient Coffee 62%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Fleur De Sel 70%
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan 62%, Black Pepper
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan 62%, White Pepper & Fleur de Sel
Nanaya (Japan) – craft chocolate houjicha

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Jade Li Chocolatier (Taiwan) – Mango
Sweets Escalier (Japan) – Grenada penja 75% Black pepper
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan) – Black Gold
Leventetlesoleil (Taiwan) – Black Gold
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – Chuao 70% – Nibs
green bean to bar Chocolate (Japan) – Madagascar 70% -Nibs
Meiji (Japan) – Dominica with Yuzu Chenpi
SATURDAYS (Japan) – Genmai-Puff (+PLUS Series)
Cacaotier Gokan (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Mikkabi Mikan)
Theo and Philo Chocolate (Philippines) – 65% Dark Chocolate with Calamansi
Theo and Philo Chocolate (Philippines) – 65% Dark Chocolate with Black Sesame, Cashew and Pili Nuts
Shiki’s Sesame (Japan) – Nanbu Tablet with Sesame Cracker
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Sarsaparilla with Candied Orange
Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Manuka Honey & Cocoa Nib
JL Chocolate (Taiwan) – Taiwan Pingtung 75% Nibs Dark Chocolate
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – MADAGASCAR CACAO PROJECT GRANITÉ
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Venezuela Chuao GRANITÉ
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Tanzania 70%, Cacao Nibs
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Papua New Guinea 70%, Taiwan Mango
LoGA SoLAR, Ming Zhun Business Company and National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism Benit (Taiwan) – Pork floss sesame oil chocolate with Red Bean Mochi
Marou Chocolate (Vietnam) – Maison Marou – Caramelized Popped Rice
Sweet Pea & Poppy (Australia) – The Andes

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Yuzu marzipan
LoGA SoLAR, Ming Zhun Business Company and National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism Benit (Taiwan) – Lily honey chocolate with lotus seeds,walnut
LoGA SoLAR, Ming Zhun Business Company and National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism Benit (Taiwan) – Taiwanese Bride Cake chocolate withe Butterfly ginger

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Masfino Chocolate Company (Taiwan) – Masfino 60% Latte Chocolate
Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Yuzu
Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Japanese “Shoyu”
Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Japanese strawberry “Amaou”
Chitra’m craft chocolates (India) – Chitra’m Craft Chocolates – Milk Chocolate (Mango Lassi)
Wellington Chocolate Factory (New Zealand) – Raspberry Milk Chocolate Bar
Cacaotier Gokan (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar(MOJITO)
Marou Chocolate (Vietnam) – Marou 55% Ben Tre Coconut Milk Dark Chocolate

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Ume-boshi
Jasper and Myrtle (Australia) – Lemon Myrtle and Macadamia Milk chocolate
Theo and Philo Chocolate (Philippines) – Milk Chocolate Adobo
ISHIYA (Japan) – Tokibi
ISHIYA (Japan) – Grinded Tokibi
Cemas Kakanen (Taiwan) – Danhongmeiren Taiwan Chocolate
Sweet Pea & Poppy (Australia) – Orange Cardamom Pecan
Bennetts of Mangawhai (New Zealand) – Plum Crumble

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Litsea cubeba (mountain pepper) and almond bar

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Monsieur Truffe (Australia) – Australian Plum
ISHIYA (Japan) – Matcha Grinded in Oil
ISHIYA (Japan) – Iwai Kuro Kinako
ISHIYA (Japan) – Kokuto Kinako
ISHIYA (Japan) – Azuki & Ten-cha

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Jade Li Chocolatier (Taiwan) – Rose Strawberry
Cacaotier Gokan (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Hojicha Anise)
ISHIYA (Japan) – Yuzu & Salt
ISHIYA (Japan) – Touji
Cacao Kenkyusyo (Japan) – Crispy Caramel white chocolate
Fossa Chocolate (Singapore) – Salted Egg Cereal Blond Chocolate
Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Kakinotane challenge


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – 72% Dark Chocolate Ganache

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Truffle Yuzu
拾米屋/木土豆寸 (Taiwan) – (premium)百年梅酒威士忌
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan #1 62% Fleur de Sel Caramel Nama Choco
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Apple Whisky 70% Nama Chocolate
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – Rhum
慕夏巧克力 Mucha salon du chocolat (Taiwan) – Cocktail series-Tequila Sunrise
慕夏巧克力 Mucha salon du chocolat (Taiwan) – Jasmine(茉莉兒)
慕夏巧克力 Mucha salon du chocolat (Taiwan) – Osmanthus(桂花兒)
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Shanghai Nights
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – WuSong Fights the Tiger
Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Ginger lily
Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Chrysanthemum
Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Smoked mountain pepper

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – White sesame

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

拾米屋/木土豆寸 (Taiwan) – (mountain)老手路包種茶
Fu Wan Chocolate (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Rose Lychee 36% Nama Chocolate
cona’s (Taiwan) – 不簡單
Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Roasted oolong tea

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

拾米屋/木土豆寸 (Taiwan) – (Oriental Beauty)東方美人威士忌
LF Chocolates (Hong Kong) – Honey Yuzu Bonbon
LF Chocolates (Hong Kong) – Peanut Butter Bonbon
LF Chocolates (Hong Kong) – Coffee Crunch Bonbon
慕夏巧克力 Mucha salon du chocolat (Taiwan) – Opera
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Snow Flower
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Green Lemon&Tender Ginger
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Orange & Elderflower
Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Osmanthus and apricot
Le Ruban Chocolat (Taiwan) – Longan flower and pineapple


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Ginger & Hazelnut Praline

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Chinese azuki bean paste & Marzipan

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Musée du Chocolat Théobroma (Japan) – Black sesame
cona’s (Taiwan) – 榛果夾心

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Ezaki Glico (Japan) – Fried Almond

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

cona’s (Taiwan) – 有機紅玉茶夏果


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Bennetts of Mangawhai (New Zealand) – Sesame Caramel in Dark Chocolate
Bennetts of Mangawhai (New Zealand) – Macadamia Caramel
Malagos Chocolate (Philippines) – Salted Caramel
Chuang Chocolate (Taiwan) – Pink Peppercorn Caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Mister Chocoloco (Taiwan) – Mixed truffle- Cranberry
LoGA SoLAR, Ming Zhun Business Company and National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism Benit (Taiwan) – Rose Litchi Chocolate


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Hogarth Craft Chocolate (New Zealand) – Dark Hazelnut Spread