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British Chocolatier Competition 2018 – Grand Jury Finalists

October 3, 2018 8:12 am by International Chocolate Awards in Finalists, Results

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Grand Jury Finalists of the 2018 British Chocolatier Competition, which was judged in York, 28 – 29 September, 2018.

The judging panel included regular UK judges, along with pastry chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and other specialists from the York area and members of our regular judging panel and international 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 British National Grand Jury Finalists are:

(In alphabetical order within each category)


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Kalamata Olive Oil

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Chilli Cappuccino

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Brown Butter & Nibs

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Choc Amor (United Kingdom) – Coffee & Lemon with hint of chilli


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Mokaya pure dark

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Fifth Dimension chocolates (United Kingdom) – Whisky (Water Ganache)
Ben Le Prevost Chocolatier (United Kingdom) – Buttered rum
L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Black Forest
Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Blue Slate Gin

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

L’Amethyste Patisserie (United Kingdom) – Porcini Maracaibo truffle
Realm Of Cream (United Kingdom) – Constantine 7

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Fifth Dimension chocolates (United Kingdom) – Blackcurrant & Pernod
Fifth Dimension chocolates (United Kingdom) – Cambodian Curry

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

Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Yuzu and chilli
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Christmas pudding truffle
Realm Of Cream (United Kingdom) – Apple season
Realm Of Cream (United Kingdom) – Balberry
Realm Of Cream (United Kingdom) – Stardust


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Fifth Dimension chocolates (United Kingdom) – Hazelnut

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Hazelnut, muscovado and raspberry praline
Baravelli’s (United Kingdom) – Pistachio and Panela Praline


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Fifth Dimension chocolates (United Kingdom) – Arctic Thyme Caramel
Winchester Cocoa Company (United Kingdom) – Ginger and muscovado sugar caramel
Julia Wenlock, Toot Sweets (United Kingdom) – Jersey Black Butter Caramel


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Solkiki Chocolatemaker (United Kingdom) – Gianduja Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Spreads with milk chocolate

Realm Of Cream (United Kingdom) – Gossip – Salty caramel to spread