World Final Winners – 2018

November 18, 2018 5:18 pm by International Chocolate Awards in Results, Winners

The International Chocolate Awards is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2018 World Final, which was judged in Florence, Italy, 26 October, – 2 November, 2018 and announced live at the historic and beautiful Palazzo Ximènes-Panciatichi on Saturday 17 November, 2018 from 6:30pm – 12:30am.

We thank all our entrants, judges and winners and those who attended our first gala prize dinner event for the World Final, in Florence. After a long but fantastic night with winners from around the world in attendance, we are no proud to publish the full results of this year’s competition, our largest so far.

We also thank our Ceremony Key Partner Kaacao Kaacao logo for supporting the night and helping to create a great event, and Chef Corrado Assenza and our other chefs and partners. Please see the ‘Supporters’ link for full details.

We are happy to conclude another great year of National and Regional rounds and to celebrate the ever increasing quality of craft chocolate and the established and new chocolate creators from around the world.

Judges

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

Links

Prizes

(Prizes are shown in alphabetical order for each medal)


‘Best in competition’ overall winners

Plain/origin dark bar categories

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Guasare

Plain/origin milk bar categories

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua


Plain/origin bars

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Guasare

Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Amano Macoris

Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Amano Ocumare

Silver: Bakáu  (Peru) – Cuzco Select 72%

Silver: Chocolaterie Morin  (France) – Honduras 70%

Silver: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Canoabo 70%

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% Triple Turned

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Nicaliso

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Wild Bolivia 74% Dark

Silver: Maraná  (Peru) – Cusco 70% – Dark Chocolate

Silver: Maraná  (Peru) – Piura 70% – Dark Chocolate

Silver: Nina Fine Chocolates  (Peru) – Nina 70%

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Manabí 65%

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 70%

Bronze: Cacao 70  (Canada) – Lights Out 70%

Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Tumaco 70%

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Chuncho-Cuzco

Bronze: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Choroni 70%

Bronze: Franceschi Chocolate  (Venezuela) – Franceschi Chocolate Ocumare 70%

Bronze: French Broad Chocolates  (United States) – 73% Guatemala Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Chuno 70% – Double Turned

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Medagla 70%

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – O’Payo 68%

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – Rugoso 70% Bad Fermentation

Bronze: Harper Macaw  (United States) – 70% Brazilian Rainforest Blend

Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Copan

Bronze: London Chocolate  (United Kingdom) – London Chocolate: Madagascar (Mava Ottange)

Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – La Cumbia 70%

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Esmeraldas

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Hacienda Victoria

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Ta.Cho taller de chocolate  (Mexico) – “Consuelo 73%” Finca “La Joya”

Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Tolita 72%

Silver: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Arhuacos 72%

Silver: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Maya Mountain, Belize- 2016

Silver: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Tumaco, Colombia – 2017

Silver: GBC Kiriyama Chocolate  (Japan) – Madagascar, Sambirano

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Venezuela Chuao 70%

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Vietnam Ben Tre 70%

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Madagascar 66%

Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Chaska 70%

Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Chuncho 70%

Silver: Qantu  (Canada) – Gran Blanco 70%

Silver: Solkiki Chocolatemaker  (United Kingdom) – 70% Gran Chililique – Chulucanas, Piura, Peru

Silver: Svenska Kakaobolaget  (Sweden) – Tanzania 74%

Silver: Svenska Kakaobolaget  (Sweden) – Ucayali 72%

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Piura Blanco Peru 67%

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Ramnath Trinidad 67%

Silver: The Smooth Chocolator  (Australia) – Tanzania Kokoa Kamili 70%

Silver: Wellington Chocolate Factory  (New Zealand) – Peru Chocolate Bar

Silver: Zoto  (Belgium) – El Castillero 70% ( * Chocolatoa)

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Antioquia 70%

Bronze: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Chuncho 70% – 4 days of fermentation

Bronze: Cacao 70  (Canada) – SE – Asochivite 70%

Bronze: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania- 2014

Bronze: Dandelion Chocolate  (United States) – Maya Mountain, Belize – 2015

Bronze: Dandelion Chocolate Japan  (Japan) – 70% Maya Mountain, Belize

Bronze: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Ucayali, 70%

Bronze: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Tanzania 70%

Bronze: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Nicaragua 24 mesi

Bronze: Hogarth Craft Chocolate  (New Zealand) – Porcelana

Bronze: Legast  (Belgium) – Maleku

Bronze: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – El Cibao (Öko Caribe) – Dominican Republic

Bronze: Qantu  (Canada) – Bagua 70%

Bronze: Stone Grindz Chocolate  (United States) – Ucayali River, Peru 70%

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

Gold: 曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan  (Taiwan) – 曾志元85%巧克力

Silver: Bunny Chocolate (邦尼巧克力工坊)  (Taiwan) – 85% Dark Chocolate Bars

Silver: Chocotenango  (United States) – Wild Bolivia

Silver: Coup De Chocolat  (Belgium) – Jerome

Silver: Fresco  (United States) – Polochic 100%, Light Roast

Silver: Malagos Chocolate  (Philippines) – Malagos 85% Dark Chocolate

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 100%

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 85% with Coconut Sugar

Bronze: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Madagascar – Bejofo Estate – 100% Criollo Cocoa – Organic ( * Damiens Chocolats)

Bronze: Amazon food company  (Vietnam) – Bapula Chocolate Baria Organic 92%

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Chawpi Tuta

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – La Dalia 85%

Bronze: Zart Pralinen Chocolate Makers  (Austria) – La Dalia Tenor 100%

Rough ground/textured plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan #9, 70%, Double Ferment, Rough Ground

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Batan

Silver: Minimal Bean to Bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Colombia Tumaco 75%

Bronze: Antica Dolceria Bonajuto  (Italy) – From Bean to Bar Bonajuto – Gran Nativo Blanco

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Rustico”

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars made with alternative natural sugar

Gold: Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate  (Italy) – Trinitario Fine Raw Chocolate 72½ Kokoa Kamili Organic Cacao Single Origin Mbingu, Tanzania

Silver: Goodnow Farms Chocolate  (United States) – Asochivite with Maple Sugar, 70%

Silver: Palette de Bine  (Canada) – Palette de Bine “Bine à l’érable” Wild Bolivia 70%

Bronze: Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate  (Italy) – Curarai Acriollado Amazonico Ecuador Fine Raw Chocolate 72½ Single Origin Archidona, Napo

Bronze: Aruntam – Sensory Chocolate  (Italy) – Nacional Blanco Acriollado Fine Raw Chocolate 72½ Single Region Piura, Perú

Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Maple

Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

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

Silver: Tobago Estate Chocolate Laura  (Trinidad and Tobago) – Tobago Estate Chocolate Laura Pralus ( * Pralus)

Bronze: Cacao 70  (Canada) – Smooth Operator 45%

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Lecherita

Bronze: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Brown Butter Milk Chocolate

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

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Brazil – Fazendan Sempre Firme – 55% Dark Milk Chocolate

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Intense Milk

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Milk

Silver: Cacaotier Gokan  (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Piura Lacte)

Silver: Duffy’s  (United Kingdom) – Duffy’s Honduras Mayan Red 61% Milk

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk 50% – Organic

Silver: Hogarth Craft Chocolate  (New Zealand) – Alto Beni Dark Milk

Silver: PARADAi Chocolate  (Thailand) – Thailand Nakhon Si Thammarat – Dark Milk 58%

Bronze: Bakáu  (Peru) – Peru Select 60% (**)

Bronze: Castronovo Chocolate  (United States) – Signature Collection: Tumaco, Colombia Dark Milk 60%

Bronze: GBC Kiriyama Chocolate  (Japan) – Brazil milk

Bronze: Harper Macaw  (United States) – 57% Brazilian Rainforest Blend

Bronze: Limited Chocolate  (United States) – Fiji Amelonado 2017 – 55% Milk Chocolate

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Venezuela Chuao Dark Milk 60%

Bronze: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Dark Milk of Tanzania

Bronze: Sweets Escalier  (Japan) – Peru piura milk 60%

Micro-batch – Plain/origin milk chocolate bars

Gold: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Madagascar

Plain/origin white chocolate bars

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

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Madagascar – Bejofo Estate – 43% Single Plantation White Chocolate – Organic ( * Damiens Chocolats)

Bronze: Cacaoterra/Xiquipil  (El Salvador) – Cacaoterra/Shaw’s White chocolate (Honduras)

Bronze: Chocolat Madagascar  (Madagascar) – Chocolat Madagascar White Gold, 45% cocoa


Flavoured bars

Dark chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Regent Taipei x Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Tie Guan Yin Tea 62% (**)

Silver: ChocoCard  (Hungary) – Voatsiperifery 69% (**)

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Irving Farm Coffee Chocolate 68% (**)

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan 62%, Black Pepper (**)

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan 62%, White Pepper & Fleur de Sel (**)

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Magao (Wild Pepper) 62% (**)

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Regent Taipei x Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Charcoal Oolong Tea 62% (**)

Silver: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Regent Taipei x Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Red Jade Tea 62% (**)

Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Peru 72% with Charapita Chili (**)

Silver: Leventetlesoleil  (Taiwan) – C’est la vie

Silver: Leventetlesoleil  (Taiwan) – C’est la vie

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Mint

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Andean Rose

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Cardamom

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemon Verbena

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Lemongrass

Bronze: Cacao Hunters  (Colombia) – Café de Edi 61% (**)

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Cedroncillo

Bronze: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Kalamata Olive Oil

Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Orange Jazz

Bronze: French Broad Chocolates  (United States) – Scorpion Dark Chocolate (**)

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Taiwan Ancient Coffee 62% (**)

Bronze: Georgia Ramon  (Germany) – Kardamom (**)

Bronze: Leventetlesoleil  (Taiwan) – elixir

Bronze: Leventetlesoleil  (Taiwan) – elixir

Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Allspice / Sweet Pepper

Bronze: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Jasmine

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta al limone

Dark chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Brazil Biomes: Cupuaçu 72% (**)

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Madagascar – Bejofo Estate – 75% Trinitario Cocoa & “Wild” Voatsiperifery Pepper – Organic

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Madagascar – Bejofo Estate – 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Black Pepper – Organic

Silver: Åkesson’s  (United Kingdom) – Madagascar – Bejofo Estate – 75% Trinitario Cocoa & Pink Pepper – Organic

Silver: Amano Chocolate Company  (United States) – Raspberry Rose (**)

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Piura Nibs

Silver: green bean to bar Chocolate  (Japan) – Chuao 70% – Nibs

Silver: Hogarth Craft Chocolate  (New Zealand) – Manuka Honey & Cocoa Nib (**)

Silver: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Toffee & Nib (**)

Silver: Mission Chocolate  (Brazil) – Three Theos: Theobroma Cacao+Bicolor+Cupuaçu (**)

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Coffee

Bronze: Ambrosia Pastry Co  (Canada) – Seabuckthorn and Candied Ginger (**)

Bronze: Cacaotier Gokan  (Japan) – Cacaotier Bar (Mikkabi Mikan)

Bronze: Fu Wan Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Fu Wan Chocolate, Papua New Guinea 70%, Taiwan Mango (**)

Bronze: Hummingbird Chocolate Maker  (Canada) – Honey Lavender

Bronze: Maitre Chocolatier Wenschitz  (Austria) – Handmade Arriba 72% Blumig

Bronze: Marou Chocolate  (Vietnam) – Maison Marou – Caramelized Popped Rice (**)

Bronze: Meiji  (Japan) – Dominica with Yuzu Chenpi (**)

Bronze: Nugali  (Brazil) – Pimenta Rosa 63% cocoa (**)

Bronze: Shiki’s Sesame  (Japan) – Nanbu Tablet with Sesame Cracker

Bronze: Theo and Philo Chocolate  (Philippines) – 65% Dark Chocolate with Black Sesame, Cashew and Pili Nuts (**)

Dark chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Chinotto di Savona

Silver: Clement  (Germany) – Clement Single Malt Whisky Schokolade

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Hauszwetschke – Tafel 70g (**)

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – “Insolito” , Gianduia Salata

Rough ground flavoured dark chocolate bars

Gold: Wolter  (Mexico) – Quetzalli 70% con Sal de Chicatana y Cardamomo (**)

‘Naked’ filled dark chocolate bars (filling only, no coating)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Gianduja-Fondente (**)

Milk chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Ezaki Glico  (Japan) – Japanese strawberry “Amaou” (**)

Silver: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Lucuma (**)

Silver: Choc Amor  (United Kingdom) – Chilli Cappuccino

Silver: Ezaki Glico  (Japan) – Yuzu (**)

Silver: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk Sansho Pepper (**)

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Hudson Valley Bourbon Dark Milk

Silver: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Milk Chocolate Nicaragua (**)

Silver: K+M Extravirgin Chocolate  (United States) – K+M Extravirgin Milk Chocolate Winter Spice

Silver: Mānoa Chocolate Hawaii  (United States) – Ghost Pepper

Silver: TCHO  (United States) – Mokaccino (**)

Silver: Utopick Cacao  (Spain) – Gin Tonic (**)

Silver: Wellington Chocolate Factory  (New Zealand) – Raspberry Milk Chocolate Bar (**)

Bronze: Chitra’m Craft Chocolates  (India) – Chitra’m Craft Chocolates – Milk Chocolate (Mango Lassi) (**)

Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Coffee – Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte sale e liquerizia

Silver: Evers & Tochter Manufaktur  (Germany) – Milk Chocolate with Salt and Truffle

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Marcona Almonds in Milk Chocolate

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Corazon de Dahlia Quinoa Crunch (**)

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cacao e Sale: latte con sale e olio EVO

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Caramel + Milk (**)

Silver: Svenska Kakaobolaget  (Sweden) – Lakrits (**)

Silver: TCHO  (United States) – Toffee + Sea Salt (**)

Silver: Theo and Philo Chocolate  (Philippines) – Milk Chocolate Adobo (**)

Bronze: Cacaosuyo  (Peru) – Quinoa Crunch (**)

Bronze: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk Chunky Salty Liquorice (**)

Bronze: TCHO  (United States) – Maker’s Series: Sesame Crisp (**)

Milk chocolate bars with a filling

Gold: Clement  (Germany) – Clement Jamaika Rum Schokolade

Silver: Martin Mayer Schokoladen  (Austria) – Weichsel Koriander – Tafel 70g (**)

Bronze: Millesime Chocolat  (Belgium) – Madagascar 2017 Lacté Praliné (**)

White chocolate bars with an infusion or flavouring

Gold: Kaitxo  (Spain) – Pistatxo Karamelizado

Silver: Harrer Chocolat  (Hungary) – Mango Maracuja (**)

Silver: Ishiya  (Japan) – Azuki & Ten-cha

Silver: Ishiya  (Japan) – Iwai Kuro Kinako

Silver: Ishiya  (Japan) – Kokuto Kinako

Silver: Mamuschka  (Argentina) – Patagonian Berries & Flowers

Silver: Monsieur Truffe  (Australia) – Australian Plum (**)

Silver: Only Child Chocolate Co  (United States) – Hedgehog in the Fog

Silver: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Raspberry Bar (**)

Bronze: Ishiya  (Japan) – Matcha Grinded in Oil

Bronze: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Coffee + Milk (**)

Bronze: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Lakkrís + Sea Salt (**)

Bronze: T’a Milano  (Italy) – Tavoletta cioccolato bianco al Caramello e Sale delle Hawaii

White chocolate bars with inclusions or pieces

Gold: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Mango Chili Bar (**)

Silver: Bodrato Cioccolato  (Italy) – White chocolate bar with cranberry and cinnamon

Silver: ChocolaTas Vancouver Chocolates Ltd.  (Canada) – Whimsical White Tablet

Silver: Fjåk Chocolate  (Norway) – Caramelised White & Norwegian Gingerbread (**)

Silver: Ishiya  (Japan) – Touji

Silver: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Kakinotane challenge

Silver: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Black n’ Burnt Barley (**)

Bronze: Fjåk Chocolate  (Norway) – White & Lingonberry (**)

Bronze: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Blackcurrant bar (**)

Bronze: taucherli  (Switzerland) – Noel

White chocolate bars with a filling

Bronze: Amazing Cacao  (Russia) – White Chocolate Cappuccino (**)


Ganaches, palets, ganache pralines and truffles

Unflavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Buffalo Cream

Silver: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) – Centenario Concha

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Pure Nacional

Bronze: Malagos Chocolate  (Philippines) – 72% Dark Chocolate Ganache (**)

Flavoured dark chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Delaveaux Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache Mojito (**)

Silver: Ara Chocolat  (France) – Ganache olives noires Tanches de Nyons (**)

Silver: Au Bon Chocolat  (France) – Ardentes (**)

Silver: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Shanghai Nights

Silver: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – WuSong Fights the Tiger

Silver: Colomb Béréni Création C.B.C.  (France) – chocolat rhum/raisin

Silver: Delaveaux Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache fruit de la passion (**)

Silver: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache aux Olives Taggiasche

Silver: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Ganache Yuzu

Silver: Le Petit Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache thym et zestes de citron

Silver: Malagos Chocolate  (Philippines) – Rhum (**)

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Bonet

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Irish Coffee (**)

Silver: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Herbsaint

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta Martinica Dream

Silver: 拾米屋/木土豆寸  (Taiwan) – (premium)百年梅酒威士忌

Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Mandarin

Bronze: Chocolatier Reen  (Belgium) – Rhubarb

Bronze: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Cherry Almond

Bronze: Musée du Chocolat Théobroma  (Japan) – Truffle Yuzu

Bronze: Slitti  (Italy) – Pralina Lampone (**)

Bronze: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Raspberry Noir

Milk chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Pumpkin Spice Truffle

Silver: Andreas Muschler  (Germany) – ´Mogador ´

Silver: chocoMe  (Hungary) – chocoMe Petit 21 – Bite-sized milk chocolate squares with Piemonte hazelnut praline and Ethiopean Harrar coffee filling

Silver: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate  (United States) – Forbidden Rice

Silver: Mercedes Chocolaterie  (Finland) – Cinnamon Calvados charm

Bronze: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – Bombón de Maracuya con Pimienta Rosa (**)

White chocolate ganaches or truffles

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Torta di cioccolato bianco e Albicocche al Cognac

Silver: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Passionfruit

Silver: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Cambodian Curry

Silver: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Lemon Pepper in White Chocolate Truffle

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Biancomangiare

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Elisa’s Cake

Bronze: Bruno Chocolate  (Israel) – Strawberry cheesecake

Bronze: Chocolatte  (Sweden) – Basil & raspberry

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

Gold: Paola Bertani  (Italy) – Aleatica

Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Gingerbread

Silver: BETA5  (Canada) – Negroni

Silver: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Green Lemon&Tender Ginger

Silver: Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier  (France) – Ganache bissap

Silver: Mostly Chocolate  (United States) – S’mores

Silver: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Pistacchio Bronte

Silver: Winchester Cocoa Company  (United Kingdom) – Yuzu and chilli

Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Matcha – Yuzu

Bronze: BETA5  (Canada) – Tequila Sunrise

Bronze: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Snow Flower

Bronze: CsoKiss Manufaktura  (Hungary) – Gyulai Vadbodza bonbon / Gyulai’s Wild Elderberry bonbon

Bronze: Seed Confections  (Canada) – Cranberry Sage

Bronze: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Passion Kalamansi

Bronze: Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates  (Canada) – Teaism


Nuts

Nut based pralines with dark chocolate

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Pistacchio (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cannella Calendula (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Cardamomo Malva (**)

Silver: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Cremino Menta liquirizia (**)

Silver: Joel Vilcoq Chocolatier  (France) – Praliné pistache

Silver: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate  (United States) – Pumpkin Sesame and Mole

Silver: Laurent Gerbaud Chocolatier  (Belgium) – Praliné Sésame

Bronze: Chapon  (France) – Canela (**)

Bronze: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Hazelnut

Dark chocolate gianduiotto / cremino

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – Giuinott (**)

Silver: Bardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bardini

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Bardini

Flavoured dark chocolate cremino

Gold: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Liquerizia

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Amarene

Silver: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Noci

Bronze: Gardini  (Italy) – Cremino Bigusto con Uvetta di Corinto

Dark chocolate enrobed marzipan

Silver: Sensaciones de Chocolate  (Spain) – Azahar

Bronze: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Piura Violetta

Bronze: Sawade Berlin  (Germany) – Walnuss auf Weinbrandmarzipan

Nut based pralines with milk chocolate

Gold: Giraudi  (Italy) – Pralina Pistacchio

Silver: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier  (United States) – Five Spice Praline

Silver: Patrick Gelencser Chocolatier  (France) – Valencia praliné chocolat au lait

Silver: zChocolat  (France) – Barre Z lait

Bronze: zChocolat  (France) – Z lait

Milk chocolate gianduiotto or cremino

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Piccolo Gianduja

Silver: Giraudi  (Italy) – Gianduiotto Classico

Bronze: Davide appendino Bean[TO]Ciok  (Italy) – Gianduiotto (**)

Unflavoured milk chocolate cremino

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Cremino Tre Colori

Silver: Varvaro  (Italy) – Cremino a Tre Strati (**)

Milk chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Mandorle d’Avola (**)

Silver: Luphia  (United States) – Caramelized Almonds + Milk Chocolate

Milk chocolate enrobed marzipan

Silver: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Zuppa Inglese

Nut based pralines with white chocolate

Bronze: Bardini  (Italy) – Tartufo Bardini

White chocolate dragées, enrobed whole nuts

Gold: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Drageès di Pistacchio Siciliano, cioccolato bianco, polvere di arancia e sale marino

Silver: Luphia  (United States) – Matcha Chocolate Almonds

Bronze: Cona’s  (Taiwan) – 有機紅玉茶夏果 (**)


Caramels

Dark chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Rosemary Orange Caramel

Silver: Chocolatte  (Sweden) – Liquorice and sea salt

Silver: Chuang Chocolate  (Taiwan) – Pink Peppercorn Caramel

Silver: Fifth Dimension Chocolates  (United Kingdom) – Arctic Thyme Caramel

Silver: Fruition Chocolate Works  (United States) – Brown Butter Bourbon Caramels (**)

Silver: Malmstens Mat & Choklad  (Sweden) – ginger (**)

Bronze: Bennetts of Mangawhai  (New Zealand) – Sesame Caramel in Dark Chocolate

Bronze: Malagos Chocolate  (Philippines) – Salted Caramel (**)

Milk chocolate enrobed caramels

Gold: Forte Chocolates  (United States) – Milk Sea Salt Caramel


Others – fruit/sugar/butter/cream

Dark chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelée

Bronze: LoGA SoLAR, Ming Zhun Business Company and National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism Benit  (Taiwan) – Rose Litchi Chocolate

Dark chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Gold: Pietro Macellaro Pasticceria Agricola Cilentana  (Italy) – Boero

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs

Silver: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Dark Chocolate Covered Dehydrated Banana

Milk chocolate enrobed whole fruit

Gold: Slitti  (Italy) – Black Cherry (**)

Silver: Que Bo! Chocolatería Mexicana Evolutiva  (Mexico) – Mangos Enchilados con Chocolate de Leche al 50% Cacao (**)

Silver: Slitti  (Italy) – Alkekengi (**)

Silver: Torta Pistocchi Firenze  (Italy) – Uvetta cioccolato al latte e mandorla


Spreads

Spreads with dark chocolate (no milk powder)

Gold: Guido Castagna  (Italy) – +55 (**)

Silver: Hogarth Craft Chocolate  (New Zealand) – Dark Hazelnut Spread

Silver: La Botteghina del Cioccolato  (Italy) – La nocciolosa

Bronze: Kahkow  (Dominican Republic) – Chocodamia (**)

Spreads with milk chocolate

Gold: Piccola Pasticceria  (Italy) – Buongiorno allo Zabaione

Silver: Giraudi  (Italy) – Giacometta Pistacchio

Bronze: Lyra  (Slovakia) – Spread praline


Special awards

Given for entries that qualify for the special category criteria

Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Guasare
Gold – Directly Traded: Soma Chocolatemaker  (Canada) – Guasare
Gold – Organic: Maraná  (Peru) – Cusco 70% – Dark Chocolate

Micro-batch – Plain/origin dark chocolate bars

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Ta.Cho taller de chocolate  (Mexico) – “Consuelo 73%” Finca “La Joya”
Gold – Directly Traded: Ta.Cho taller de chocolate  (Mexico) – “Consuelo 73%” Finca “La Joya”
Gold – Growing Country: Ta.Cho taller de chocolate  (Mexico) – “Consuelo 73%” Finca “La Joya”
Gold – Organic: Wellington Chocolate Factory  (New Zealand) – Peru Chocolate Bar
Gold – Chocolate Maker: Legast  (Belgium) – Gran Nativo Blanco
Gold – Directly Traded: Legast  (Belgium) – Gran Nativo Blanco

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

Gold – Chocolate Maker: 曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan  (Taiwan) – 曾志元85%巧克力
Gold – Directly Traded: 曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan  (Taiwan) – 曾志元85%巧克力
Gold – Growing Country: 曾志元 Zeng Zhiyuan台灣Taiwan  (Taiwan) – 曾志元85%巧克力
Gold – Organic: Pacari Chocolate  (Ecuador) – Raw 85% with Coconut Sugar

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

Gold – Chocolate Maker: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua
Gold – Directly Traded: Omnom Chocolate  (Iceland) – Milk of Nicaragua
Gold – Organic: Friis-Holm Chokolade  (Denmark) – O’Payo Milk 50% – Organic
Gold – Growing Country: PARADAi Chocolate  (Thailand) – Thailand Nakhon Si Thammarat – Dark Milk 58%